Customs: How to paint clear/see thru colors on different color clear parts?

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  1. Nemesis251

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    I would like to know the best way to put a clear/see thru color on a clear part if possible?
    Example: I would like to paint a clear/see thru purple over Prime DeadEnd's clear green face part. Any help is appreciated.
     
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    It's possible, look for transparent model paint. But remember, the nature of transparent paint means the original color may show. Also sharpies may work, but I find those results mixed.
     
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    I got some ModelMasters GravViolet acrylic paint. It looks see thru when I tried it out but I was worried about the OC showing thru. Will it do the same when mixed with Future?
     
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    If you paint over the piece with enough coats, you may be able to prevent the original color from showing through (at the risk of potentially obsuring the molded details and/or affecting how transparent the purple would be). Deadend's green seems to be a light enough shade, so if your transparent purple paint is a dark enough shade it could work.
     
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    You are never going to get a new transparent color on top of an existing transparent color. it will always be combination of the two. in this case, like quantum mentioned, you may get a darker purple color that will suffice. Otherwise, the only way to get a pure purple is to mold and cast it in a new transparent color.
     
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    I'm gonna try it out over the weekend and let you guys know how it turns out. I wish I could make a mold of this.
     
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    Looking at Dark Energon Wheeljack...Would I be better off painting transparent blue over the red parts to make purple?
     
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    Yes.
     

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