'02 Tahoe custom cluster

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This is 3 layers of blue (not dark blue)
1 layer of red, and 3 more blue on top
I wonder what it looks like on a sunny day. That was my problem, by the time I got enough layers (2-3?) for it to look blue I couldn’t see it worth a damn on a sunny day. Maybe the 03-up are brighter or somehow different but my 02 didn’t want to cooperate. It drove me crazy so I removed everything.
 
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The main problem of getting pure blue is the original turquoise (green+blue) color of the display. Green light is green light. Blue light is blue. So by filtering out all of the green, you essentially got half the light left: blue at half original brightness. I'm not sure about the color/brightness of the 03+ clusters. I feel like alot of the online pics (guys trying to sell modded clusters on ebay, etc) with crazy blue bright displays is maybe a bit of "photo filtering".
 
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I don't know how the photography filter compares, but I used blue window tint years ago on my '02 S10. Gave it a bit of an "icy" blue color. I don't remember how many layers I used- two, maybe three. It was taken back around '05-'06 with a 3.2mp camera, so the quality and color might not be so accurate. It wasn't this blurry in real life, for sure:

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From the film you gave me. I only used 1 layer.View attachment 389183View attachment 389184View attachment 389185
Looks bluer in person.
That does look good. I'm gonna have to try it. Do you remember the brand by chance?
 

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That does look good. I'm gonna have to try it. Do you remember the brand by chance?

This was 16+ years ago. It was some blue window tint I bought from Walmart or one of the parts stores. "Gila Xtreme" comes to mind. Pretty sure they don't make it any more, but there are other brands. I sent some to @Tonyrodz a few years ago to do his. I can't recall if I threw the rest away after that or not. A lot of it was wrinkled from being squashed in storage and I had to cut out some rectangles from undamaged sections for Tony. I'll let you know if I find it and can send you some.
 
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Well I decided to go ahead and complete my custom cluster version 2 even tho my truck is out of commision (maybe forever). I'm doing the final tweeks and a little bit of programming and I'll call this one finished. Pics are coming soon!
 

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