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New look for two tone LED swap

Discussion in 'Interior Items' started by O5_TRD_tC, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. O5_TRD_tC
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    O5_TRD_tC New Member

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    So the past few weeks Ive been ask by fellow tC owners why certain pics in my LED swap photobucket is different from the other. They are addressing the center Speedo gauge face and why in this picture it seem much more brighter and whiter.

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    If you have a two tone you will notice the km/h numbers on the left and right have a hint of orange tint on them. Some notice this, some dont. The orange that you see if left behind a diffuser coating on the gauge faces that still has a bit of orange on them. Hence giving you the off-white colors in this area.

    The initial way to go around this is by having colored numbers and white lines.

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    Which does do a good job of hiding the orange but now the ticks are more noticeable! =/

    Heres a pic of how a two tone looks like w/o having the diffuser removed.

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    With diffuser:
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    Without diffuser:
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    Note: Removing the diffuser does not create a glaring LED in your face. However, the passenger side does see a brighter spot but at a certain angle.
     
  2. navylife59
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    navylife59 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is good info to know.
     
  3. O5_TRD_tC
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    O5_TRD_tC New Member

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    Thanks :D Its a really clean look now.
     
  4. Jonathan12
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    Jonathan12 New Member

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    how do i do this? I drive an 05.
     
  5. Shaheed
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    Shaheed Member

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    If anyone is down here in Texas and would like their gauges done and HVAC replaced. I know someone who does it and will come to you. Worth asking him. If you need his info pls PM me and i will get it to you.

    I asked him about the color changing needles as well and he said he is working on those however still working the bugs out. He can mod the needles as well.
     
  6. Rasputin
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    Interesting. I always found LED Swaps to be extremely interesting and good looking.
    Is there a guide or something of the sort on how to do it on your own?
     
  7. navylife59
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    navylife59 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I am so overdue for this but no income makes Jack a dull boy.
     
  8. Cornelius
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    Cornelius New Member

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    Go to LEDmod.com. This guy has several locations and also does mail in swaps. It's a little pricey, but after watching videos all day on youtube on how to solder these tiny LEDs, I decided this is something probably better left to the professionals.
     
  9. ScIoNtC_08
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    where in texas is this guy located??
     
  10. Kiwi
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    Kiwi New Member

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    How would I do this? I have a 2010 Scion TC.
     

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