Tools: - small side-cutters - a hot glue gun - a Dremel (saves you heaps of filing) - a felt tip pen for marking - SAFETY GOGGLES
Materials: - silver paint - hot glue sticks - 4 pieces of fluorescent light fitting cover
You: - A workbench and lots of light - 2-3 hours free time
SECTION 1 – REMOVING THE ORANGE BITS
USE SAFETY GOGGLES WHENEVER YOU USE THE DREMEL TO AVOID SHRAPNEL OR MOLTEN PLASTIC BLINDING YOU – IF THIS HAPPENS YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO SEE ANY INDICATORS CLEAR OR ORANGE AND THIS DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF DOING THIS.
1. To get the orange part off make a cut in the indicator using the Dremel, drill or file, then snip away the orange plastic carefully bit by bit with a pair of side cutters.
2. Carefully file away the left over orange bits using a metal file or sandpaper until only gray plastic is left.
SECTION 2 – FORMING THE PLASTIC COVERS
1. Roughly cut two pieces of fluoro cover to fit together with the pointy faces towards each other. Cut them a centimeter or so bigger than you actually need. They fit together like a puzzle, and leave a smooth face facing the gray plastic housing and a smooth face facing outwards.
2. Mark the outline of the grey plastic housing on the bits of fluoro using the marker to provide a cutting template. Using your Dremel, trim the fluoro to be 2mm or so bigger than the outline you have drawn.
3. Cut a 'window' in the piece closest to the grey plastic housing. The purpose of this is to provide more clearance for the bulb.
4. Paint the inside of the grey housing with some silver paint to provide a nice silver shiny reflective surface.
SECTION 3 – ASSEMBLY
1. Hot glue the fluoro piece with the window to the gray plastic housing. Hold it in place until set. 2. Once cool, glue the outer plastic fluoro piece to the inner. Hold in place until set. 3. Let it cool for 10 minutes or so, then file the edges smooth. 4. Ensure that the seal is good by blowing in the opening where the bulb goes and seeing if air escapes. The hot glue should provide a pretty good seal, if not squirt a bit more glue into the spot where the air is escaping, let cool, file and test again.
The finished product!
Don Bagnall Moderator New Zealand I have LESS Soarers than Hayden :-(
Avin, if you see the two pictures of the housing, after I'd finished sanding and filing the residual orange bits off, I'd also succeeded in rubbing off a fair amount of the silver. Granted you'd probably never notice this once the fluorofication (hey an acronym!) was compete, but i thought I'd do it anyway.
Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 10:36 am, by: Perry Morgan(Uzz32)
Don't go the silver visions. They are only available in pairs and cost $35 plus. I found some at autobarn called (suitably) chrome domes lol. There were more silver in appearance and light up brighter than the silver visions and I think from memory cost me about $14 for the pair.
Friday, May 02, 2008 - 08:03 am, by: Brian Timms(Turbo_brian)
Awesome Tutorial mate, and the information is GOLDEN!!!!
I have linked (NOT copy/pasted) this to the Skyline people, because after purchasing an R32 GTR, I have found that you cant get clear side indicators for under about $400/pair, and that's simply outrageous, so I am hoping that with some minor tweaks (although the concept is the same) your tutorial will be warmly felt by the Skyline crowd as well.