Customs: Has anyone used rite dye on Classics Mirage?

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  1. Lucs

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    I wanna make Mirage into a female bot and I'm thinking of using some red rite dye on the blue parts to make them purple but I don't know if the plastic will take to the dye.

    Has anyone dyed Classics Mirage? It can be any color, I just wanna know if he'll take to the dye

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
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    It will take the dye. Unfortunately the lower legs always warp on me.
     
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    you can prevent that by removing your dye bath from the heat source before dipping the parts. Dip the parts, let 'em set for several minutes, remove them and re-heat your bath. Remove from heat and repeat as many times as necessary to get the shade you desire. Some TF parts take many dips to get fully to the color you're striving for, others can just take seconds in one dip.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm gonna try it soon. What I have been doing with the dye is leave the pot on a very low boil and dip the parts for 30 seconds at a time, rinse then dip again. I was dying what I'm pretty sure are easy to dye parts though. Scrapmetals took to dye super fast compared to a movie Longview
     

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