Introduction: Brand New to Vintage Needle Voltmeter
Hi everyone !
Today's Instructables will show u how to turn a brand new voltmeter to a vintage look one.
- The voltmeter u wanna give the look
- Satin black paint
- Golden wood varnish
- Old screws
- Tape, scalpel, screwdriver, metal saw
- 3mm yellow LED (optional)
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Step 1: Teardown the Beast
There r only 4 screws to remove. The red ones on the shell, and the green ones on the needle stopper/artwork holder. U must be careful to don't lose the screws, in my case I let em on a magnet.
Step 2: The Rolling Stones - PAINT IT BLACK
Tape the shell where we have a look on the needle. Cut the excess with the scalpel. Then paint it in satin black.
Step 3: Aeging the Artwork
Put some wood varnish on, then swipe and tap it with a piece of clothe.
Step 4: Backlight (Optional)
Just drill 2 holes wherever you can and put yellow or orange LED in.
Step 5: Add Old Screws On
Take screws and cut their head, then use hot glue to put heads on the shell''s screw to hide em.