The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

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Re: The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

Postby Styluss » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:15 pm

SO... COOL!!!


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Re: The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:55 am

comeon... I want three circuits!



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Re: The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

Postby DTMAce » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:39 am

You know that isn't a problem Jon. lol All you have to do is ask. ;)


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Re: The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

Postby DTMAce » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:51 pm

More updates. I was able to get near a nice low temp oven today. 170 degrees for 10 minutes. Made this easy as pie:

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These were taken with my RugbyII, so sorry for the blurryness. And the size. HA.

Now that I have them apart without breaking anything, I have to separate the internal parts, clean the heck out of things, repaint some stuff (I usually repaint the internal lens black areas, the black put on at the factory is crap), touch up the outer bezel's black, do some polishing on different areas, etc. Going to try one method of darkening the light without using any tint, but if the results aren't what I will like, I will then apply a very light tint. It won't take much on the tails, but I want to get it closer to matching his newly refinished rear fillers. :D Then they will get a new bead of the tar stuff when they go back together and resealed like factory.

I may have to replace the nut fasteners on the one light, they are rusted pretty good. May come apart when I take them off. No biggie though.

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I will do new pics once I'm back home. Sorry everyone!


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Postby Travelor » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:05 pm

If you won't use RGB LEDs, than I am NOT INTERESTED!


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Postby DTMAce » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:33 pm

Where did I say that? And why would I? You are only going to get whatever color the lenses are, unless you run clear.... Can you elaborate?


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Re: The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

Postby Travelor » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:05 am

Just giving you crap man! Though I would have to admit something like this is pretty cool! (if not super time consuming..)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKQzz_YMxSE


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Postby DTMAce » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:31 am

Bad part is, those don't appear to be RGB LEDs... Just bright red ones, or they are only using the red portion. RGB=Red,Blue,Green. Tri-color LEDs if you will. They can make ANY color, just by mixing, changing intensity, etc, even white to a point.

They also cost 3 times as much and unless you are going to make different colors, are pointless in these applications, hence why you would want clear lenses.

Yes, the setup for building those are way more intense. More wiring, more configuring, etc. They are probably using an RGB style of light primarily for simplifying the wiring alone. The strips I use have segments, 3 LEDs per segment, whereas RGB have 1 LED per. (on some setups). Or they can be customized, as long as they have a current limiting resistor for each LED.

Total pain the ass to make on your own, but if they eliminate some of the fuss with those setups its a bit easier. You have to be able to light each LED individually, rather than the strip at once. Hence the larger amount of wiring and circuit building. Not a simple task, unless most of that is already built into the strip.

Yes, I will agree its cool, but not really to my taste I guess.


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Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:32 am

Keep watching the video... and then watch part two, they are RGB lights.



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Re: The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

Postby DTMAce » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:03 am

Ugh. Apparently I didn't watch it far enough. LOL If you guys want things like this, someone needs to come up with clear lenses for the tail lights. Removing the inner panels isn't the answer either. Downside, picky cops will nail you for a mod like this if you use it while on the road.


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Re: The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:33 am

DTMAce wrote:Ugh. Apparently I didn't watch it far enough. LOL If you guys want things like this, someone needs to come up with clear lenses for the tail lights. Removing the inner panels isn't the answer either. Downside, picky cops will nail you for a mod like this if you use it while on the road.


Well if you look at what he did in part 2, he used that to produce the Orange color for the turn and it starts lighting up on the inside and moves outward, then the parking light is a white light... which yes could get you in trouble in some area's... but I don't think he was planning on using the RGB flow he had pictured there on the bench at any time.

This would probably work better for a front lens anyways, allowing it to glow white at parking light setting then blink orange or something like that. Way too much brain power for me to come up with though... I like OEM lights.



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Re: The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

Postby DTMAce » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:34 pm

I can already do white/amber now. White for running lamps and yellow for the turns for the front lamps (with clear lenses) Just not a sequential pattern. Yet.

I'm with you on that, OEM styling looks better in my opinion. And most of my work stays to that.


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Re: The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

Postby Money pit Beretta » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:05 pm

Wild, just freaken wild. Also could be called far out.

What are you going to use to keep moisture out of the switches?


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Re: The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

Postby DTMAce » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:43 pm

Essentially the housing. Unless you dunk the light under water, I really don't anticipate too many issues. I will be resealing these lights with new OEM sealant, and supplying some stuff for the bulb sockets so they seal good to the housing.


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Re: The Tim German Project. Updated 02-05-13

Postby Money pit Beretta » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:03 pm

Ok sounds good ACE.


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