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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2017, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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LED Lights Incorporated Into Fairings

I have a nice little project going on. Im somewhat of a tech nerd and want to incorporate some LED lights into my fairings. I want them to shine through basically in a nice, smooth, even light, In strips. Ive decided I want to use Lexan Polycarbonate that needs to be completely flush with the outside surface of the fairing.
My ONLY problem right now is seamlessly incorporating the poly with the surface of the fairing.
I'd like to know if anyone has any thoughts and/or ideas on this?
The only thing i can think of so far is once the strip is cut out of th fairing, ill place tape on the outside surface of the fairing covering the hole, and put the poly in, then bondo the backside over the whole strip. Then when it dries, tape up the front side and "putty in" the small seem.
Main problem with this is method that the tape might allow movement of the poly and it might not me smooth/flush when the bondo dries. If you know poly you cant mess with the surface at all or it gets that white super textured look.
Any advice or idea would be appreciated. Thanks! :)


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2017, 05:41 PM
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Interested in how you'll do this.
I've done one LED setup in a remote controlled jet, doing the tail of my ZX-7.
Not sure myself the best way with you body work. Directly showing the LEDs shining straight out might look harsh.
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Im interested on how ill do this too hahahaha
and yes i agree LEDs shining straight out will look harsh I forgot to add that im going to use headlight tint spray to make it more seamless with the gloss black color the fairings will be ;)
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Ive never favored the LED "glow" that you always see on bikes.
I think there has to be a way to wire it up to a "dial" so the glow can be toned down a bit


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2017, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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I will be programing the modes using my Arduino so they wont be at max brightness. The light wont be constant it will basically be blue streams going backward. (of course I could make it any other color too if i wanted)
I basically have everything figured out except for seamlessly incorporating them into the fairings so its nice and smooth on the outside and doesn't stand out in daylight.
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Post a vid when you get it sorted.


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