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Old 06-01-2005, 11:56 PM   #1
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Default Aftermarket Gauge Needles

Anyone ever find someone who makes em? Anyone ever try to modify theirs??

Im talking about changing the regular WRX needle to STi Red.... It would be nice to have a red needle during the day as well as the night...
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:09 AM   #2
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i think a lot of people on here have found out the hard way, messing with the needles can result in disaster. try reading throught the guage color threads and you will see whoever messed with the needles, 90% of them had problems and ended up at the dealership or even worst, having to buy a new set of guages.
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:48 AM   #3
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If you don't mind a permanent solution, there are transparent red spray paints, e.g. those used for overlaying tail lights, and used for arts&crafts projects labeled "stain glass" paint.
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:06 AM   #4
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I used red permanent marker on mine.
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Old 06-03-2005, 04:18 PM   #5
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Old 06-03-2005, 04:48 PM   #6
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:02 PM   #7
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i would think testor's transparent paint would work fine.

leave the needles on, just take a garbage bag, poking holes for the needles, leave the gauge faces and anything not wanting to be painted covered. tape the black bases of the needles, leaving only the needles exposed. spray, wait, spray, wait, etc. till desired red color is achieved. then unmask, reinstall, etc and you have red needles without removing them.
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i would think testor's transparent paint would work fine.

leave the needles on, just take a garbage bag, poking holes for the needles, leave the gauge faces and anything not wanting to be painted covered. tape the black bases of the needles, leaving only the needles exposed. spray, wait, spray, wait, etc. till desired red color is achieved. then unmask, reinstall, etc and you have red needles without removing them.
Not going to work. The back of the needle is colored yellow. I scraped off the yellow on the back and ran a red Sharpie on it. Look at my pic. It's red but the butt of the needle is still yellow.
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:29 PM   #9
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The stupid needles on my 1996 gauge clusters don't want to pop off. It really feels like they will break before coming off cleanly. As a result, I decided to just leave well enough alone.

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Old 06-07-2005, 04:45 AM   #10
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import intelligence makes some glow needles in just about any color you want, I'm not sure if they fit the wrx though but I don't see why they wouldn't
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