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    January, 2017
Tinted Windows
Posted by PurpleCamshaft on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:33 AM

Anyone know an good/easy way of tinting windows? Smoked and colored. Has anyone done the sun baked,distressed, purple look you see sometimes with old tint?

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:37 AM

I've never done the distressed tint, but a suncatcher kit will provide several easy to use "tints". best part is, if you don't like the look of it, rinse it off and go again.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand.

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Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:24 PM

I haven't tried it, but some use a light coat of Tamiya smoke for a smoked tint. Also, if I was to try to apply a bold colour tint, I think I would try and experiment with light coats of the Tamiya transparent colours. Some candy colours may work for this also. Certainly try any of this on scrap clear plastic before comitting to kit parts.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:34 PM

I have not tried a distressed look either, but I've been using Testors clear blue & green acrylic for the stripe across the top of the glass & Testors #2949 "Transparent Black Window Tint" lacquer over all.

It works well for me.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by PurpleCamshaft on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:46 PM

Cool thanks guys I try those out. Someone told me about windex and food coloring. Anyone heard of that?

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:20 PM

PurpleCamshaft

Cool thanks guys I try those out. Someone told me about windex and food coloring. Anyone heard of that?

 

I haven't, but I was encouraged to try "Rit" dye.

Didn't work at all for me.

Now I have a couple of bottles of dye I'll never use. Stick out tongue

 

Steve

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    February, 2016
Posted by Plowboy on Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:15 PM

I've seen people replace the kit windows with the colored binder dividers. They come in various colors. I don't know if they have them in purple or not. I've used full scale window tint on kit windows with decent results. You may be able to mix Tamiya clear blue and red together and air brush it on your windows.

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