Customs: Dyeing Light Gray Parts?

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  1. OmarJT82

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    Is it possible to use RIT Dye to dye the light gray parts/sections of a particular Transformers figure into any color or does this rule only apply to the white parts/sections of a particular Transformers figure?
     
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    It should work, but the colouring on the plastic will affect the colour. So it'll come out "dirtier".
     
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    Anyway to prevent that?
     
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    Nope. It's like, imagine you're painting. You paint yellow on top of white, it comes out yellow. You paint yellow on top of grey, it comes out dirty yellow. Same principle.

    How "light grey" are you talking by the way? Obviously the closer to white, the less effect it will have.
     
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    The light grey on Cybertron Supreme class Starscream, for example!
     
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    It also depends a lot on the color dye you're using and the plastic. Some plastics pick it up great, some don't. The rule of thumb I'd say is that you almost always have to use a darker colored dye than the plastic.

    Silverbolt: A bright colored mess of orange and yellow. There was no paint used on this (I'm pretty sure) and you can see the difference between the unpainted plastic parts and the painted stuff on his chest. The clear stuff was removed before dying.

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    Cheetor. The beast parts were not painted, just dyed. You can see the parts I did paint (arms, face)
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    Just black dye on dark green:
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    Think you get the idea. I thought I had some red dye on white plastic, but can't find it.
     

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