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Old Feb 09, 2013, 02:47 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, 11:50 AM
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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, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by cityevader View Post
Certain types of plastic take to Rit dye, some do not...Google will know.
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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