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www.streetbeat.com They have lots of colors in a spray can it works on dashes bulbs and tail lights also they have a nite shade kind too
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ya they got all you need if you want to have a party....
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looks good Evan. That makes me want to start on mine.

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ya chad there not hard at all.
Ill show you at school next tues.
I've got the paint if you want to use it, just give it back when your done.
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i tried this mod the other day and i totally jacked it up with the paint. did you use the translucent glass paint? i didnt get that translucent kind just glass paint. anyways it sucked. think im gonna try the vinyl this time and see how it looks.
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^^ really? It didnt seem hard at all.
I just got glass paint i believe.
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yea i think maybe i didnt get a good even coat on it
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tip:
when you do it, make sure you are under or next to a light.
Whenever you paint a part hold it up to the light to check for even'ness (is that a word?)
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ok maybe ill try that again
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How did you do the blue dash lights? Infront of the gages
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Old 02-19-2006
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What lights are you talking about? you have a pic of them?
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In the pic,the blue lights shining on the gauge cluster.
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oh man that looks good....i want to do something like that with mine but ues just all red or something.
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^^ its very easy. do it
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Old 02-22-2006
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So I attempted this mod knowing I sucked at painting. So after about 3 hours (took my time) and 4 attempts of making it smooth and even, it still doesnt look that great. I mean it looks fine but not like OEM. So I'm going to try a different way. I bought translucent model paint, and i'm going to try to spray an even coat of that on it. hopefully that looks better.
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How did you do the blue dash lights? Infront of the gages
I think its just the blue from the cluster shining through onto the bezel part
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hope the other attemp works for ya.
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I think its just the blue from the cluster shining through onto the bezel part

ya it is, i talked to him on aim.
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Evan you know how your center dial is brighter by the bulb? I cut that green filter thing and put the center one back in and it looks like normal. It had a black part where the bulbs were.
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Evan you know how your center dial is brighter by the bulb? I cut that green filter thing and put the center one back in and it looks like normal. It had a black part where the bulbs were.
really?
I have noticed, but i didnt no what to do to solve the problem. I was just going to try and put another coat over it when it gets warmer out. Good idea tho, ill try it
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I've also got some blue (blue'er then stock) *****. here is a pic with thoes on.
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I've also got some blue (blue'er then stock) *****. here is a pic with thoes on.
Yea see how the red is brighter. Take that filter that has the 3 holes for the ***** on it, and cut the two green ends off and just leave the clear part. so the filter is just in the middle.
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thanks man, ill try that when i get time.
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i just got done popping my ***** apart and painted those. i think they are gonna look good. all you gotta do is use a soap pads and scrub the green off comes off easy and then paint those. ill get some pics up as soon as it gets dry and back together. also instead of paint inside the gauges i used a those binders from staples and cut a template out and used that .

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I used a knife and scraped off the white part. But If you paint it blue it is still going through green plastic. I just took off the white and the green is a lot brighter.
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nope my plastic is clear in the *****. also i took out the green plastic in the unit itself and replaced it with blue.

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