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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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Feb 10, 2013, 11:50 AM
IT'S NOSE HEAVY!!!!
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Certain types of plastic take to Rit dye, some do not...Google will know.
Feb 10, 2013, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by cityevader
Certain types of plastic take to Rit dye, some do not...Google will know.
+1
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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