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Old 06-28-2008, 12:56 PM   #11
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^^If you are using blue leds, and are using more than one you dont need the paint. I am sure with 1 you wouldn't need the paint. Blue is your brightest LED color. With this being said all that paint does is reflect your light which CAN be helpful. It will give a glow effect but your light source is still gonna produce some sort of hot spot or area of concentrated light because its an LED.

I would say take some kind of finer grit sand paper and sand the LED head flat. This will produce a more uniform and even glow. Also saves you from having to paint anything before you see the whole effect.

I really suggest just sanding flat and then installing to see it. I have never painted my vents. And i have always achieved the glow i wanted.
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:15 PM   #12
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Yet another god tip, lol. Thanks a lot. I'll try not painting first and if it's not what I want I'll just pop out the housing and spray some color in there.
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:17 PM   #13
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^^ This will def save you time and painting if it's not needed.Just sand it down good.

Also are the LED's prewired or what if not you did pick up resistors to power them with unless you were going to run them in a series. Which i ould of course suggest a resistor still
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:53 AM   #14
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I just spliced into the cigar lighter, by using a splicer(no razor shit). Sequence I did was..

Cigar Lighter>>>Fuse Holder>>>Switch>>>450 ohm Resistor>LED>>LED>>LED>>LED>ground
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:02 AM   #15
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^^ You shouldn't need a fuse with the lighter. It is already fused inside the car properly.
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I did anyway, cause I'm just stooped like that...
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:31 PM   #17
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^^LOL tis good at least you know if you mess up twice your car won't catch fire.
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You mean like this:



I sanded the head of the LED'a down flat to spread the light otherwise you end up with a concentrated beam.

Have more pic's if your interested.
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^^ All my pics are somewhere got to remember where LMAO. :(

But yes what you see here is a PRIME example of what it will do for you.
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ya know I didn't know sanding down the heads of the led bulbs would allow for more light to disperse out... I am gonna do that cause I got like 4 LEDs in each vent ... lol sanding inside the vents is gonna suck cause I glued `em down lol.
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