I'm into car illumination in a big way! On my other car (An Audi A2) The front Audi emblem (The rings) light up in blue. The back rings light up red. The rear number-plate is fully and uniformly back-lit. I can't get a handle on what you've been doing, though? Green illumination does seem a bit "alien" to me? Why did you choose that colour? My SLK is blue metallic, so if I had chosen any colour, then it would have been blue ..... I'm always interested in other member's ideas, so keep it up!
The hunt began for a black speedo fascia - a classic retro look - there are one or two shops on the 'web that will sell you one at a price - I happened to stumble upon a fascia that Turdo2 identified as Chrysler Crossfire. Exact same dimensions as the R170 fascia but in black
I agree re. the green illuminations but that's by Chrysler design. Dave likes it
There's what appears to be a green cellophane sheet embedded/sandwiched between two other sheets from what I can make out and there's not a lot you can do about it apart from putting different coloured bulbs behind them to get a different effect. i.e. Blue or Red or Amber lights illuming and projecting through the green cellophane gives some real fruity colours
Been there, done that. But that's not where I want to be .. it's good but I reckon we can do better.
It has crossed my mind that what we have here is 60-70yr old tech re. fascia illumes, designed way before there was such a thing as coloured LEDs.
So .. start from scratch with a choice graphics program, trace out exact shape/dimensions from a decent scan to make a template, fettle and fiddle and meddle to your heart's content and now we're ready to attempt to reconstruct
Ongoing WIP but plan is to:
Trial print onto paper just to make sure that everything is in place. I know for a fact that I need axx to an A3 printer OR cut the face into 2 or 3 parts and then rejoin - easy enough but the Crossfire/SLK fascia does not fit onto an A4 which is a PITA. Final verified top layer print to be on heat-proof clear acetate
Replace the cello layer with a heat-proof clear frosted acetate sheet and then any colour illume can come from whatever coloured bulbs you choose to have .. I want White. OR just use a different coloured acetate sheet to achieve your desired colour if it happens to be a non-white that you're looking for.
A 3rd or even 4th sheet of acetate may be required as a light shield and I may even end up with one layer being a mosaic of sorts. I'll find out soon enough (when I get time)
Ongoing but enjoying playing