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Write up on how to light up the front bird

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    Yes....!!!! Finally got my license plate cover! Still need to get the cathodes though!

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    What color cathodes have you guys used... i was tempted to get the blue ones but i endend up getting 2 sets of 2 a total of 4 white! Should be pretty bright

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMOKIN WS6 View Post
    What color cathodes have you guys used... i was tempted to get the blue ones but i endend up getting 2 sets of 2 a total of 4 white! Should be pretty bright
    I used white on my setup. here is a pic of 8 tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMOKIN WS6 View Post
    Hey everyone I was about to get the cathodes, but i wanted to know they are the ones from xoxide.com under the computer lighting section, "COLD CATHODES" right? Needed to know this before making the purchase hopefuly today!!!

    And they say that they can be attached by using adhiesive tape on the ends... How have you guys mounted them on the plate? I would think that if they're attached by the ends there's a better chance they'll fall!

    And would these resist water? The plate tends to be kinda low don't wanna screw them up... any suggestions?

    Thanks guys... for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BURNEM View Post
    I used white on my setup.
    i used white, then I put some photographers' gels infront of them to yellow them down to the same tint as my fogs-i hated having a multicolored light show on the front of the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    i used white, then I put some photographers' gels infront of them to yellow them down to the same tint as my fogs-i hated having a multicolored light show on the front of the car
    Yeah i hate it when there's all sorts of different colored lights in front. Looks better when they're all uniform and the same color!

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    Finally got 2 sets of 2 cathodes today... Gonna shoot for Saturday to get these wired up and have the plate light up! Hopefully all 4 bars fit, I got a feeling I'm gonna have a hard time with the wiring! Kinda wanted to have them wired up to a toggle switch but guess we'll see!

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    will this work if I put a silver decal over the bird and leave the height of the letters unpainted so that it will glow nice?

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    Wow this was brought back from the dead. I still havent gotten around to doing this.

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    Yeah, I forgot about that mod. Always looks tight when you see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowsnkx View Post
    will this work if I put a silver decal over the bird and leave the height of the letters unpainted so that it will glow nice?
    Yes, that will work. Check my avatar.
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    woooooooow.. that's very nice. too bad i live in virginia where pretty much everything is illegal and i couldn't do that to the CAMARO logo on mine..... i'd like to take the front plate off of mine so i could do something like that or even get a nice shiny grill........ but can't do that in virginia lol

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    ^ yeah VA sucks. Cops aren't out to uphold the law anymore, they're roving tax collectors. easiest way to collects make everything illegal. you hear bout the 1,000 dollar a year for 3 year fines? they're out for blood

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhra-trans-am View Post
    Yes, that will work. Check my avatar.
    How is that plate holding up for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BURNEM View Post
    How is that plate holding up for you?
    Great! It has only gotten a few chips even though it is a weekend car.

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    It would be A LOT easier if you just bought candy paint of the color of your car and bought some regular paint.

    Put the bird decal on after scuffing the clear plate... paint with regular gm paint.. then peel the decal and paint with clear. It will be invisible in the day and badass at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runn_WS7 View Post
    I have done a couple of these now over the years...

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    Where can I get a set of those fogs and how can I light up my bird like that?

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    look through this thread for the howto on the light up kit. Runn hasn't logged on this site in a few months at best, he's got his own homepage that tells you all his secrets though: http://www.ws7.se/

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    few more shots of the Phoenix and my light up bird. Anyone who would like to have this service provided from us, we would be more than happy to quote you on a complete kit:



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    For me and the rest of the readers can have an estimate?

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