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Backlit TRD Pro TOYOTA Grill Letters

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Sting Ray, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Feb 4, 2018 at 1:49 PM
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    Not enough space here...
    Time for a new project. Got a few different ideas I want to try just need to see what's gonna look the best.
    IMG_6447.jpg
     
  2. Feb 4, 2018 at 1:49 PM
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    Not enough space here...
    IMG_6462.jpg Got the O hollowed out and after 4 attempts of cutting the 3mm Perspex I finally got it good enough for now.
     
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  3. Feb 4, 2018 at 1:49 PM
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    Not enough space here...
    Tried the EL wire first. Easy to work with flexible and can go around the letter several times. Bright enough, maybe....IMG_6456.jpgIMG_6458.jpgIMG_6457.jpg
     
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  4. Feb 4, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    Not enough space here...
    IMG_6459.jpg IMG_6460.jpg IMG_6461.jpg Then tired the led strips. It's too wide doesn't fit that well and only able to fit 1 run, not as flexible as the el, but definately britghter.
     
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  5. Feb 4, 2018 at 1:52 PM
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    How you take off the letters? Is it hard?
     
  7. Feb 4, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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  8. Feb 4, 2018 at 3:31 PM
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    Not enough space here...
    I'm gonna try 2 different kinds of lights, EL wire (red and white) and led white led strips. And 2 different thicknesses of Perspex. I plan to dremel out the back side put the lights inside the hollowed area, and then back it with either 1mm or 3 mm Perspex. Initial thought is the the el wire won't be bright enough but the led strips will be. May paint the inside of the letters with a chrome paint to help with light reflection. Also I think the 3mm Perspex will be better as it would let more light escape. May also trim the Perspex so it sticks out a bit from the edge of the letters. Just gonna do one letter for now and see how it turns out.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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  12. Feb 4, 2018 at 5:51 PM
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  13. Feb 4, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    ARamirez73 RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    Believe they screwed in or they clipped on but can be removed
     
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    Not enough space here...
    Lol, no not done, not even close. Maybe I'll have my first mock up letter tested tomorrow, maybe...gotta go find me a dremel bit that will cut this stuff and maybe a new dremel too.
     
  15. Feb 4, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    Not enough space here...
    I haven't removed my letters yet as I bought these but they don't screw in, theybhave alignment pins and doubles sided tape. They should come off similar to badges, just have to work around the pins.
     
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    Not enough space here...
    Updated....
     
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    I seen one the other day that was lit, and it was sharp. Couldn't tell ya if it was a Taco or a Tundra. Couldn't look at anything but the grill
     
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    Not enough space here...
    May have been one of the DB customs grills.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Just looked at their website...I bet it was one of theirs
     
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    There's an aluminum tape used for HVAC that I've used in the past when making reflector bowls for lights. You might find this more reflective than paint? https://www.amazon.com/3311-Silver-Aluminum-Multiple-Sizes/dp/B00O9R4K7O
     
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    Lol, I'm having some letters 3d printed and if I can find a place that will cut the Perspex then maybe just maybe Inwould be crazy enough to make more then 1 of these.... lol.
     
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