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Old Feb 09, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Tinted plastic for canopy

Hi, I often mold my own canopies with a home-made vacufromer,
and an about to start on scratchbuilt Ximango motorglider.
This airplane has lots of appeal, and even has P51-type retracts
Before i start, I want some .030 tinted blue plastic for the canopy,
like in the photo
Does anybody know of a source for this stuff?
I tried dyeing it, and transparent paint, no good
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Certain types of plastic take to Rit dye, some do not...Google will know.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Certain types of plastic take to Rit dye, some do not...Google will know.
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Rit dye works very well...the color depth and opacity depend on the type of plastic, heat of your bath and how long it stays there.
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