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Old 08-06-2013, 11:45 PM   #11
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So it turns out that that design would be incredibly hard to make light up the way I want it to, so I pulled the design off the front and kept the rest the same. I used transparencies paper (followed this guide: http://mazda626.net/topic/39309-maki...m-gauge-faces/ ). Turned out nicely except that the bulbs and LED's in my gauge dont disperse the light very well.

@tkheaven: Im not sure about all cars but in mine the needle rests pretty well dead center.
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Did you try pulling the needle off and setting it yourself? (If you haven't be careful, it takes a tug and its pretty easy to wreck)
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So it turns out that that design would be incredibly hard to make light up the way I want it to, so I pulled the design off the front and kept the rest the same. I used transparencies paper (followed this guide: http://mazda626.net/topic/39309-maki...m-gauge-faces/ ). Turned out nicely except that the bulbs and LED's in my gauge dont disperse the light very well.

@tkheaven: Im not sure about all cars but in mine the needle rests pretty well dead center.
If you want nice even lighting use a plain white El Glow sheet and cut to fit, or cannibalize an SVT cluster for it.
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Its my thread and I'll resurrect it if I want to ;)
@Sniper: Great idea.

School definitely got in the way since I was last here, but I have FINALLY got around to doing this. I bought an A4 size blue El panel and have just cut it to size. Still gotta figure out a good way to cut the holes out.

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