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Old 04-18-2012, 05:58 AM   #1
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Red guage faces! Pics

Changed my guage faces to red and white lighting. Wasn't sure if I was going to like it but it came out great. I love it!
Been playing around with alot of different things with guages and couldn't seem to get what I wanted. Recently seen a Porche GT3r with red guages and red seat belts so decided to go that route. I have the red seatbelt webbing for front belts and also two red racing harnesses for back seat (for the kids). Hopefully get seat belts done this weekend.



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Old 04-18-2012, 06:18 AM   #2
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wow u got a lot of colors going on their, blue, red, and white. IMO I dont think the red matches at all but its your car. As long as you like it don't let anyone else tell you wrong.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:28 AM   #3
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wow u got a lot of colors going on their, blue, red, and white. IMO I dont think the red matches at all but its your car. As long as you like it don't let anyone else tell you wrong.
Yea not sure what I'm going to do with the LCD screens. Thinking I might change them to white.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:24 AM   #4
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How and where did you get the seat belt webbing from??....I've been wanting to do this for a while
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It looks good.
How did you do this?
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:38 AM   #7
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Never been a fan of changing the cluster LEDs....then it doesn't match up with the rest of the lighting in the car.

The red gauge face is unique though. I kinda like it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:21 AM   #9
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How and where did you get the seat belt webbing from??....I've been wanting to do this for a while
I think I ordered the webbing from Seatbelts plus.com. It was only $7/yard. Pulled one of mine out yesterday to make sure it's possible and it is. Each front seatbelt is 9 1/2 feet long. I'll take all the parts off and put them on the new red webbing then take it to someone to sew it with industrial strength thread.
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Never been a fan of changing the cluster LEDs....then it doesn't match up with the rest of the lighting in the car.

The red gauge face is unique though. I kinda like it.
I changed out ALL LEDs to blue but thinking about changing to white.
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It looks good.
How did you do this?
Found overlays at Whitegauges.com. You can get them in any color or even custom.
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I changed out ALL LEDs to blue but thinking about changing to white.
Pics?

That must've taken a looong time.
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Yea not sure what I'm going to do with the LCD screens. Thinking I might change them to white.
let me know if you get it to work in white. i could not make it white. it comes out a peach color when you use white LEDs. i guess the LCD is partly orange to begin with. this is without the orange filter on the back. because of that, i just scrapped the project and went back to orange
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Would never do it, but nifty none-the-less.
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the black one is super neat.
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let me know if you get it to work in white. i could not make it white. it comes out a peach color when you use white LEDs. i guess the LCD is partly orange to begin with. this is without the orange filter on the back. because of that, i just scrapped the project and went back to orange
The LED's you tried might of been a "warm white". The first batch I ordered were so I then ordered Pure white.
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Pics?

That must've taken a looong time.
And yes very time consuming but well worth it.
I also did all stering wheel controls and light switch but don't have pics.

Didn't do the stereo because I was waiting on my Dynavin unit.


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The LED's you tried might of been a "warm white". The first batch I ordered were so I then ordered Pure white.
nah, they were cool white. i wanted neutral white though. everything else was perfectly white, just the LCD was peach colored
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