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    Comming in late here but:

    Ever hear the term "white light"?
    A full spectrum of light apears white. If you see the white it means all of the spectrum is being reflected from the source.

    White is the best choice for the "reflector" becuse the color white doesn't absorb any of the light spectrum.

    The aluminum is essentially silver, which absorbs a portion of the light spectrum to give it it's silver color.

    Black makes the worst because it absorbs all of the light spectrum.

    Now if you want to focus light, a mirror finish works quite well because it puts light on a point.

    It's just the way light works.

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    Thanks for the explanation, that makes sense. Im making the box from fiberglass now and painting it white.
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    *15.4" WXGA LED backlight touchscreen upgrade
    *Custom fiberglass dash bezel

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    Im trying desperately to find time to finish this. Getting a company car isn't helping. Im going to finish this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGGy View Post
    I think I've reached the hardest part of this upgrade with the dash mounting of everything, din mounting, carputer and LED mounting etc.
    I couldn't agree more. The dash portion has really slowed me, too. It's just that there's a cycle of engineering, re-engineering, design, re-design that goes on to get the finished product to be what we wanted. I've made so many changes to what I originally thought I'd do . . . and I'm still not as far along as I'd like. Then there are the related bits we finished that don't work as well as we'd like, and have to be redone, too; in my case, it's the PC mount.

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    yeah, the begining in the ideas stage it sounds wonderful, half way in it looks like it's moving along, but the closer it gets to being something the higher the dificulty curve ramps up.... many more make it to the 70% stage than those that make it to 100%....

    good luck with this, I'd love to see it done

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    Thanks for the comments, it gave me some inspiration.
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    Havent forgot about this... Im going to get back into it soon.
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    I'm glad. i can't wait to see the finished project and do the same to my diamante sometime in the near future. most likely after Christmas.

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    Dam dude. This is a cliff hanger. Can't wait to see. I wanted a bigger screen, because I just love big screens, and I have a ton of HD movies which would look silly on a 7" or 8". However I am not going for a screen in portrait (tall) mode. Landscape is what I need. You must plan on using alot of buttons, or be doing W.P in your car. What was the reason you wanted to go portrait orientated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerzeyLegend View Post
    Dam dude. This is a cliff hanger. Can't wait to see. I wanted a bigger screen, because I just love big screens, and I have a ton of HD movies which would look silly on a 7" or 8". However I am not going for a screen in portrait (tall) mode. Landscape is what I need. You must plan on using alot of buttons, or be doing W.P in your car. What was the reason you wanted to go portrait orientated?
    So it will fit into the dash, thats it.

    This isnt over, Im going to finish this early next year.
    Continued Worklog... Upgrades in progress:
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    *Custom fiberglass dash bezel

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