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How To Light The Lettering In My Lambo Interior

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How To Light The Lettering In My Lambo Interior
Posted by model builder 1971 on Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:14 AM
Hello, builders. I have the new Pocher Aventador, and have decided to light the instrument panel and nav screen. This is relatively easy, but then I thought how cool it would look to also illuminate the switch labels on the console and dash-not easy! The only idea I have is to thin the plastic and use fiber optics, but I'm really looking some advice on this. Thanks!

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Posted by BigTallDad on Saturday, April 25, 2015 3:56 PM

Even at that large scale, individual LEDs would be impractical. Your fiber-optic approach makes sense,

On the down side, fiber optics don't put out that much light and the switch labels would be difficult to see in "normal" (daylight) conditions.

Another resort would be using plexiglas and edge lighting. If you get a 1/8" piece of clear plexi, scratch a surface, then shine a light on the edge, the scratch shows up. This is how the gridlines were displayed on the old CRT-based oscilloscopes etc. Once again, the illumination is not very bright.

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Posted by Alex1973 on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:52 PM

Try using LED eyelashes. I've seen lowrider builders using them to luminate trunks and interiors underneath the dashboard. If you go on you can find them for only a few dollars.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, September 21, 2018 3:57 AM
i'd consider putting the dial decals onto clear plastic and lighting it from behind.

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