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    Default Under Car LED Project

    This has been on hold for ages after 2/3 bad choices of LEDs and miss matched colours when delivered, all apparently "pure white"

    Just got this delivered however... 5M waterproof strip



    The plan has always been to have them come on/off with key fob like the rest of the LEDs I've wired, going to ditch the grill lights as they've been used about twice!... Now only running along the splitter and side skirts due to some nice new plate LEDs too



    I could just buy a kit but this will be a quarter of the price, plus I've never liked the 4/5ft tube under a 6ft side skirt, the gaps look silly IMO...

    Going to use some mini cable trunking mounted under the car as a base, paint the exterior black and leave the internals white... It should hopefully reflect the light more and stop the upwards lighting effect under the front.

    Just got to wait for the insulated twin core to turn up now

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    im more than happy with the led lighting that ive got on my car ,( no tubes ) different patterns 7 colours remote , and got a kill switch near the battery .

    . irmy door pins, pedals,chrome /elec folding mirrors covers.parking sensors/ window tints all round.blue led dash conversion.debaged /k+n filter twin mij cat back exhaust . xp front spoiler and irmy boot spoiler .b8,s and H+ R springs. afl, headlights

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypostie View Post
    im more than happy with the led lighting that ive got on my car ,( no tubes ) different patterns 7 colours remote , and got a kill switch near the battery .
    How did you do yours mate? Any threads to steal ideas from lol...

    By the way, what's the best wheel sealant at min, is the poor boys decent stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    How did you do yours mate? Any threads to steal ideas from lol...

    By the way, what's the best wheel sealant at min, is the poor boys decent stuff?
    Lee this is like the one i have http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Remote-Und...ht_3631wt_1186

    had it fitted by dean / paul hb at a mini meet , i know that they added a bit off wiring to it , but looks cool imo .

    as for the wheel sealant poor boys stuff is good im only using collinite 845 /915 on mine ( better to have something on them as it just makes it easier to keep them clean .

    . irmy door pins, pedals,chrome /elec folding mirrors covers.parking sensors/ window tints all round.blue led dash conversion.debaged /k+n filter twin mij cat back exhaust . xp front spoiler and irmy boot spoiler .b8,s and H+ R springs. afl, headlights

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    Just picked up the trunking, fits well


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    Looking forward to the results on this
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    I take it this will be 1 continuous run of the led strip round the car until it needs wiring up mate?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BLACK KNIGHT View Post
    I take it this will be 1 continuous run of the led strip round the car until it needs wiring up mate?
    Not continuous, just right up to each wheel guard under the sills, then the fill width of the front of the car back to the guards again

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    should look mad can't wait to see it finished

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    Ah lee mate will look cool meant to ask you when we were driving to hull and you over took everyone taking photos of the cars did you ever put the pics up mate?

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