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Old 06-07-2006, 05:51 AM
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gauge needle question

Are the needles in our cars painted that orange color or are they orange all the way through?
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:28 AM
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Re: gauge needle question

It's an orange backing. It's not all the way threw, I've sanded mine down and made them clear.
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Old 06-08-2006, 11:11 AM
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Re: gauge needle question

Thanks alot man.Thats what I wanted to here .The reason I needed to know is I found a kit to make the needles glow bright blue.I'm doing the leds in my gauges and I don't really like the orange color of the needles.Heres a link to the kit.


http://www.importintelligence.com/FM...dex.html&-Edit

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i too found a kit heres link below...only issue is he states that the needle have to be clear for them to work. Can this be done knowing the needle in 4th body is orange?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...MEWA:IT&ih=024
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that looks really cool. Get some pics up after you do it!
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i will if this can be done...only way it can be done is if i have clear needles....4th gen have orange needles...how can i get clear?
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i too found a kit heres link below...only issue is he states that the needle have to be clear for them to work. Can this be done knowing the needle in 4th body is orange?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...MEWA:IT&ih=024
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i will if this can be done...only way it can be done is if i have clear needles....4th gen have orange needles...how can i get clear?
Read the second post in this thread, by "MeenZ28".
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:31 AM
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sorry for being off topic but anyone have problems with removing the needles and them not working exactly right afterwards like some stick or rub? i put a new inlay in thinking my old one was coming loose from behind. speedo,tac needles will not sit on the pins for starters.. any help would be great.. thanks
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:38 AM
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What grit of sandpaper did you use to sand them down? Also when you get them to a clear. How would you go about making them red? Any ideas?
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What grit of sandpaper did you use to sand them down? Also when you get them to a clear. How would you go about making them red? Any ideas?
Just red touch up paint would probably do the job.
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