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Old 12-06-2003, 02:04 PM
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Default Canopy Tinting

Has anyone had any luck tinting canopies? I tried it once years ago with rit dye, but couldn't get it dark enough. I would like to tint the canopy of my Great Planes Skybolt very dark black, if possible.
Old 12-06-2003, 02:11 PM
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Default RE: Canopy Tinting

I saw a couple of threads on this already. Here ya go
[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_1189594/mpage_1/key_canopy%252Ctinting/anchor/tm.htm#1189594]canopy tinting1[/link]

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_1153106/mpage_1/key_canopy%252Ctinting/anchor/tm.htm#1153106]canopy tinting 2[/link]
Just do a search on it. You'll find plenty of tips.
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:22 PM
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Thanks alot. I did a search before I posted and nothing came up.
Old 12-06-2003, 08:16 PM
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Default RE: Canopy Tinting

The trick is hot water and time. I try to use hot tap water and just let it sit until it gets dark enough. Once I forgot and left it overnight and it came out dark enough that you couldn't see through it. Try black dye for a darker effect, or charcoal for a little lighter.
Old 12-08-2003, 10:31 AM
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Mix a few colours too. Like 2 black, one blue. and as stated, the longer you leave it in, the deeper / darker it'll come out. Keep the solution warm!

You could also just paint the inside....
Old 12-08-2003, 09:56 PM
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If you want it black a thin coat of flat black paint on the inside of it will do. Tape off 1/8" to leace room for the glue. And seal it after you glue it with 1/4" pin stripe.

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Old 12-08-2003, 10:01 PM
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A few pics............................................

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Old 12-09-2003, 09:26 AM
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Don't waste your time with the dyes.

Tamiya make a smoke tint aerosol spray - it works perfectly. Just make sure the inside of your canopy is clean before you spray. Test & practise on scrap first.
Old 12-09-2003, 09:39 AM
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Rory,
I agree the dyes are out. Go to the car section of the LHS and get the car guys to recomend a tint. I did my last canopy this way and I'll never do the dye again.

LOL


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Old 12-14-2003, 12:21 AM
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daveopam,
That's a beautiful GeeBee. How does she fly? Is that a three bladed APC on there?

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Old 12-14-2003, 06:50 PM
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I second the above recomendation of using spray tint. Take a look at what the car guys use to tint thier car bodies. I have used the Pactra brand spray tints successfully on a few of my planes. They always turn out great. Make sure that you clean the inside really good with hot soapy water first.

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