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Making custom white dials.

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by APPLEDjerry, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. APPLEDjerry

    APPLEDjerry Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2019
    Location:
    Shropshire-Welsh border
    Car(s):
    2009 Copen 1.3 Silver
    Has anyone been tempted to design and print their own custom dials? I really fancy white/cream dials to lift the overall blackness of the dashboard.

    I tried to order some dials from Lockwood, only to be told that they'd recently sold their last set (anyway, I think I may have been mistaken when I ordered. I suspect they may have been 660 dials and I required 1300 dials).

    So, what's required? My thinking so far is:

    *Remove old dials and scan them on a flatbed scanner, perhaps including a ruler for scale reference.

    *Transfer files to a design program like PS Illustrator and modify the existing markings and change the background colour.

    *Print. I've got a laser printer that will print on sticky backed polyester A4 'paper'. Alternately, it may well print straight onto white plastic card available from model shops.

    *Cut out, install and drive!

    The main challenge I see is clear presentation of warning lights. Your thoughts please.
     
  2. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

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    Location:
    Leverkusen, Germany
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    copen 2003
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2019
  3. APPLEDjerry

    APPLEDjerry Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2019
    Location:
    Shropshire-Welsh border
    Car(s):
    2009 Copen 1.3 Silver
    Ooh, they look good, if I can get them to make a MPH version for a fair price. Thanks Welz! :)
     

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