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Old 05-26-2006, 10:36 PM   #451
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hi , i am preparing the photo shoot and will be posting the pic soon.......
stay tune!!!

i hope that means you're making a tutorial on how to do this.
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:26 PM   #452
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bump for some updates...
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:02 AM   #453
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Just posting so i get the email once you post those pics
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Old 06-01-2006, 08:36 PM   #454
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Old 06-02-2006, 07:42 PM   #455
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Note for anyone doing this on an 04 - few things I ran into.

-When sanding, use a thick durable tape, but I wouldn't recommend duct tape, to cover up the areas such as highbeams, turn signals, you know, the other stuff that isn't actually a gauge. I used painters masking tape (blue) and a layer of normal masking tape over it. That way I could tell how much I had removed already from the sanding and if I need more tape to protect it.

-When sanding the speedometer and tackometer, be careful about the little clip that's around the needles. Either carefully bend the edge and try masking it off or just be sure to stay away from it. I had to glue one of mine back on

-For some of them, I'd recommend just gently bending the plastic up (move the needle out of the way so you don't stress it) and really getting at it with the sand paper. It will save you a lot of time and you won't need someone to help you with those portions of the sanding.



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Old 06-06-2006, 06:51 PM   #456
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Old 06-13-2006, 12:42 AM   #457
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So here is my delima, I have an 05 WRX and basically took the green off of the plastic hopeing that it would light up White. To you all that have done this you know it comes out an orangish color. I dont mind that but what is making me furious is that half of my speedo which is on the right hand side of the cluster is dim (hence for some reason or another it isnt a hot spot). Are there any suggestions.

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Old 06-13-2006, 12:46 AM   #458
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it's because there's no bulb there. you need to install another bulb. just read through the thread.
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Old 06-16-2006, 06:04 PM   #459
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How do you get the needles so bright? Mine came out very dim and i can barely see them at night.
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:16 PM   #460
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so has anyone done this with red and had it actually come out good, i wanted to do it at first but after reading tyhrough the first 10 pages it seemed like all the pictures looked like crap
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:45 PM   #461
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I ordered some red lighting gels and am going to give it a shot with that. I also have some bright leds that I'll try if it comes out too dark. Will keep everyone posted on how it comes out.
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Old 06-26-2006, 10:01 PM   #462
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i did mine blue, looks nice but i cant realy see my needles at night... any solutions?
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:31 AM   #463
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How do you get the needles so bright? Mine came out very dim and i can barely see them at night.
what color are you doing?

my needles are bright yellow because they're lit by white bulbs. if you try to light the needles with LEDs in the stock locations, they won't be bright. if you try to light them with colored light(that isn't green or orange), they also won't light. put some white bulbs behind them, they'll light up better.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:33 AM   #464
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what color are you doing?

my needles are bright yellow because they're lit by white bulbs. if you try to light the needles with LEDs in the stock locations, they won't be bright. if you try to light them with colored light(that isn't green or orange), they also won't light. put some white bulbs behind them, they'll light up better.
How do you do that?
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:36 AM   #465
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basically i'm running clear incandescent bulbs in the stock bulb holders, but i'm using red stage gels in place of the green film(which i scratched off a while ago), directly on the back of the guage faces. the light's white inside, but it gets filtered to red before illuminating the guages. the needles then light up yellow because that's their color. it's really the best way to do it- i've tried replacement LED bulbs, LED circuits wired in behind the faces, and bulbs with colored condoms on them, and it's really just too much of a hassle with all the problems. i'd strongly urge people do to their coloring with stage gels and use density filters/diffusers in order to tone down the highlights, because there will be hotspotting.
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:39 PM   #466
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That's what I figured but I didn't want to say anything until I actually tried it. With stage gels you can always fix bright spots by adding another layer or diffusing the light a bit at the hot spot with a piece of normal printer paper.

Will post my results if I ever get my gels
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:56 PM   #467
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Where do you buy stage gels? Any locals stores carry them?
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Old 06-28-2006, 03:32 PM   #468
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ebay - I could have gotten gels locally but wanted specifically
apollo bludgen red AP8350 gels (google it, I can't post links until I have more posts) and couldn't find them anywhere but the net... Taking forever to ship though
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:45 PM   #469
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can anyone tell me where i can pick up a temp/fuel part of the cluster?....im one of the unlucky that fuxor'd it up.... its coming along nicely though
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:28 AM   #470
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hey, i just want to make sure i ordered the right covers. i want to end up doing the cluster, radio/climate control and fogs (etc) and maybe windows. will 20 of the .2 and 20 of the .12 be enough???? im going with a darker green, so idk if ill need to double up any of the lights.


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Old 07-23-2006, 01:08 PM   #471
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bump for anyone who can help us 06 owners do this if there any differences between 06s and the previous years. i want blue like pt435!
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Old 07-23-2006, 01:31 PM   #472
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bump for anyone who can help us 06 owners do this if there any differences between 06s and the previous years. i want blue like pt435!
I've already done this on an '06. It's likely no different but feel free to search for posts made by me for pictures of the cluster.
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Old 07-23-2006, 03:30 PM   #473
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Is it the same process to change the color in an STi?
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Old 07-23-2006, 04:13 PM   #474
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The individual cluster components are available from the dealer for reasonable money. That's probably cheaper than picking up a used complete cluster but shop around.

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can anyone tell me where i can pick up a temp/fuel part of the cluster?....im one of the unlucky that fuxor'd it up.... its coming along nicely though
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:07 PM   #475
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Did anyone have any trouble with the needles while doing this? I think i might of not been careful enough with them. They are not alligned correctly. I would like to know if anyone out there had the same problem and knows how to fix it. If there is no way of fixing it, then i guess i will have to purchase a new one. But that is my last option.

Thanks for the help!
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