Yeah, Be careful if you are going to paint the Needles, as they are translucent, IE they light up when the Instrument Cluster Lights are on.
Painting them might mean that the Needles may nolonger Illuminate at Night Time, making the Dash very difficult to read.
The emtech stuff looks awsome, but is a little expensive IMO.
Also, someone here (cant remember who) fitted an EF Instrument clusterm to an ED.
(Had to do some major wiring work to get the connectors to work apparently).
Anyhow, with the EF Clusters, you can always try the Following
Blue LED Illumination
Coloured LCD Panels
If you need wiring Info for the EF Clusters, check out