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Tinting windows

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Posted by calmo2 on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:09 PM

Thanks Guys: I am goin to try what you said Rocketman2, and if I have no luck wth that, I do have some Future that I can add dye to it and see if that works! Thanks again guys. Your ideas are appriciated.

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:56 AM

Food coloring dyes work on many clear plastics- wide variety of colors.

You need to do some experimenting first.  Try a test on a piece of the sprue, or a part you don't want to use.  Add food dye to warm (skin temp) water, dunk plastic in it and observe every few minutes to check color, for timing the real pieces.

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Posted by fox on Friday, January 7, 2022 8:36 PM

Hi Tojo! That's what I do. A small amount of food coloring (your choice of color) added to Future and mixed well, then either sprayed onto the canopy or dip the canopy into the mix. Works for me.

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, January 7, 2022 8:43 AM

Another method is to use a clear acrylic medium, like Future, and tint it.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, January 7, 2022 7:36 AM

I think Goldhammer has this right.  I've tinted windows with thin Tamiya smoke and light passes successfully.  Practice on the clear junk parts first but this should work very well for you.

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, January 6, 2022 8:31 PM

Might try Tamiya Smoke, lightly airbrushed in several coats.  Paint on the inside.  Mask the outside to guard against overspray.

Get some clear styrene or plastic to practice on before committing to the kit windows.

 Another thought...check with a local tint business and see if you can get sample trimmings of the various shades of their tint film

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Tinting windows
Posted by calmo2 on Thursday, January 6, 2022 8:02 PM

I was just wondering if you can tint windows. I want to tint the side windows on a Revell Foose 1965 Chevy Impalla and was wondering if that is possible, and if so how would I go about doing it. Thanks.


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