Customs: I need some help from Mexican ´Bashers

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  1. zopilote_z

    zopilote_z Well-Known Member

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    I need some advice about dying a figure, ´cause its made ´with semi translucent plastic, and I´ll try to keep that look. What kind of dye can I get here in México?.
     

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  2. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    I'm not sure if it's available there but RIT dye works pretty well and it's really cheap. Check out the Tutorials section here on the site, Ops-Was-A-Truck gives a pretty detailed and easy to follow directions on how to do it. I don't think that dying it will cause it to lose the translucent quality but check it every so often to make sure. Good luck, my friend!
     
  3. robvega214

    robvega214 Mp5_Brut

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    ve donde venden chingo de fabrica para coser y otras cosas de esa necesidad...tal ves encontraras dye there....
    oh si tienen un walmart...chansa que haiga ayi...
    tu ultimo alternativo sera una tienda de arte...tal ves alguien ayi the pudiera ayudar....
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    you can dye semi-translucent parts, but the risk is that the darker the shade the more opaque it will become.
     
  5. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    Hay distintos tintes disponibles aqui en Mexico, como Mariposa o Caballito, sin embargo hasta ahora no he podido encontrar nada tan bueno como el RIT americano... tengo un poco pero porque una vez me los mandaron con algunas figuras

    Ya he intentado con varios productos pero sin suerte

    Sorry :( 
     
  6. zopilote_z

    zopilote_z Well-Known Member

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    Muchas gracias... nunca pensé to have Spanglish in this foro!

    NapJr... Ok. Voy a intentar otros métodos.
     
  7. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    Siempre puedes tratar de pintarlo con pinturas transparentes de Tamiya... cosa de que busques alguna tienda de modelismo en tu ciudad y preguntes :) 
     
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    Ummmm......si! :thumb 
     
  9. robvega214

    robvega214 Mp5_Brut

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    hmm sabes ...pinturas transparentes does sound like a good idea.....drop unas cuantas gotas de la pintura en Future floor finish......y ya!......no ay necesidad de dye....asi de facil:thumbs2: 
     
  10. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Usted mediador tonto :rolleyes: LOL
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I agree, future floor finish and regular black paint OR simply translucent black paint is a better way to go, you'll have more precise and accurate control over coloring the figure, and so losing your opacity won't be such an issue. :) 
     
  12. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    And yet, another problem arises!

    As far i know, Future Floor Finish is not available either in Mexico :( 

    There´s an option though, go here:
    HOBBYMEX, TU TIENDA VIRTUAL DE MODELISMO

    They apparently sell Future Flor Finish for cheap, but honestly, i have never used the store so i cant comment about service
     

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