I recently did a lot of experimenting with different paints for needles. I found that Plasti-kote High visibility fluorescent works best, and the needles still light up nice. The part number is FL-9 in an 11 once spray can. More than you will ever need. On 1960 gages the lighted part of the gage can be un-screwed and un-plugged. This leaves the entire needle exposed. I used a tape mask and lightly sprayed the needle. On the 61-62 the lighted part is riveted. I would spray some paint into a small cup, or a fold made out of paper, and use a small brush.
I also tried 2 different red engine paints, and neither allowed the needle light to shine through.
Have to be careful as paint blocks the electroluminescent light in the needle .. Looks great in day , you can see nothing at night ?
Best , John
Ps Testors sells a box of little bottles on is orange / red works great .. for needles without EL lighting
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