if you paint it, you risk losing light.. Even with LEDs, you'll still get some color (depending on the led color) bouncing off the orange .. I had blue leds fixed into the cluster, all it did was darken the needles to a red... Best bet is find those Contour needles OR go to black cat custom
and order the face with the LED kit (2000-2004).
I've been seriously considering getting my face gauge/LED kit from them.
BUT --- if you're able to find, please let me know... I've been searaching for those needles and would be satisfied with that alone.. :)