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WhiteMidget David W
Newbury, Berkshire, UK   GBR
Hi,

Does anyone know what the original colour glass was in the flickers on the dash? Or where to get them?

MOSS have it as NCA.

The element they go in the following.. (See picture) It looks like Opera glasses and if I ever go perhaps I'll take these along.

Best,
David

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AmishIndy Seth Jones
Glendale Heights, IL, USA   USA
1971 MG Midget MkIII "Guenevire"
2007 Mazda 3 "Porco Rosso"
Green. Can't remember if it was real glass or not.



Seth Jones

1971 MG Midget

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S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
It was green plastic such as I've seen at an office supply store. Least that is where I intended to get some for my 65 Midget while I was working on the car. I forgot about the substandard blinkers till I had everything back together so now I'm living with bad original's. Fairly heavy sheet about 3/64.

Kurt.

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woolfman Wolf B
Vienna, Vienna, Austria   AUT
1964 MG Midget "The Tart"
You can use color gels, that are supplied by film lighting supplies like a rental. They stock it as expendables and they come in wide variety of steps. They are fireproof, as they are used on very hot film lamps, so safety won´t be an issue. Just ask them if you can have a square piece of 20x20cm. They´ll very much likely give it to you for free if wou tell them for what you need them ;-)

http://www.leefilters.com/lighting/colour-list.html

I believe I used a leftover piece of "moss green" or "fern green".



Cheers,
Wolf
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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, Tennessee, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"
1974 MG Midget MkIII "Lizzy...SOLD!!"    & more
Kind of funny, "Moss" green.

I've used the green plastic from a Perrier or Pelligrino water bottle (cut to size) to great success on my 1974's and also my Corvair. However, I would be curious to know if earlier cars with metal dashes had green glass and not plastic.

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WhiteMidget David W
Newbury, Berkshire, UK   GBR
Many thanks.....

I popped up to OfficeWorks and sorted it out. Good idea on the film sheets as they are heat resistant.



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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, Tennessee, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"
1974 MG Midget MkIII "Lizzy...SOLD!!"    & more
Looks good. Thank you, Office Works! I'll go to an office supply place next time....

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WhiteMidget David W
Newbury, Berkshire, UK   GBR
Every time I look at them now, I think of this guy.


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