Hey all!

So I was scrolling through meme central (aka Facebook) when I found this (obviously photoshopped) beauty.

It got me thinking. I'm sure you could tint a clear shell to any color like this.

My question is what method I should use, and what kind of dye would stick to the shell?

Thanks!
-Sam

That looks neat and kinda reminds me of the atomic purple cgb shell.
Which would look great as a dmg shell IMO

I've done a bit of research and I found some spray tint that's meant for RC cars, but I can't find pics of it in action http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/catego … 00%7C61000

I've also seen people dye clear plastic in boiling water but that ruins the pot you use.

Last edited by nanode (May 26, 2016 10:51 am)

maybe a transparent painting which cover the inside?

nanode wrote:

I've done a bit of research and I found some spray tint that's meant for RC cars, but I can't find pics of it in action http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/catego … 00%7C61000

I've also seen people dye clear plastic in boiling water but that ruins the pot you use.

That may actually work. I have seen the Krylon xmetals going for more than these.

Jazzmarazz wrote:
nanode wrote:

I've done a bit of research and I found some spray tint that's meant for RC cars, but I can't find pics of it in action http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/catego … 00%7C61000

I've also seen people dye clear plastic in boiling water but that ruins the pot you use.

That may actually work. I have seen the Krylon xmetals going for more than these.

Yeah it's waaayy cheaper for sure and has a lot more variety. But then again, I still have no idea if it will be transparent or not.

garvalf wrote:

maybe a transparent painting which cover the inside?

That's exactly my thinking. Although finding the right method is hell. Boiling can work but it comes out much darker.

nanode wrote:

That's exactly my thinking. Although finding the right method is hell.

Why not transparent spray like this one: http://shop.molotow.com/en/Cans/Can-Spe … 400ml.html

garvalf wrote:
nanode wrote:

That's exactly my thinking. Although finding the right method is hell.

Why not transparent spray like this one: http://shop.molotow.com/en/Cans/Can-Spe … 400ml.html

PERFECT

That translucent spray sounds really nice.

I did this, and a couple others I can't find pictures of now, with RIT dye. Not recommended, I stopped even attempting this after I melted a few shells. sad

kineticturtle wrote:

That translucent spray sounds really nice.

I did this, and a couple others I can't find pictures of now, with RIT dye. Not recommended, I stopped even attempting this after I melted a few shells. sad

I melted my first try with RIT. Never again.

Jazzmarazz wrote:
kineticturtle wrote:

That translucent spray sounds really nice.

I did this, and a couple others I can't find pictures of now, with RIT dye. Not recommended, I stopped even attempting this after I melted a few shells. sad

I melted my first try with RIT. Never again.

Same. Not worth the time, money, or stress.