Any Gauge Face Creation Ideas?
My car has no aftermarket gauge faces, and the stock one allows little room to see the pretty lights. I'm thinking about using a film negative which was exposed with a scan of my current gauge face, along with any modifications I desire. The lights will be visible through the transparent text. I'll hopefully add a colored piece of... something... behind the gauge face for daytime use (so that the plastic behind the gauge face is not visible). Has anyone tackled the theoretically simple task of creating a gauge face? I'll have to find out which bulbs I need for indigo style lighting. Has anyone replaced stock bulbs?
Has anyone used Intelliglow Needles? There's an example at http://www.importcarpartsplus.com/Needles.htm . Now that I look at those "Gauge Overlays", as they call them, I noticed how ugly a flat-black negative would look. Is there a way I can make transparent text and numbers in a material?