Customs: Is there anyway to get rid of tinted windows?

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  1. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    So I came up with a really great idea for a crossover but the tinted windows will completely clash with what I'm doing.

    The figure is Cybertron Cannonball(the repaint of Red Alert). All of the windows are purple. Why does Hasbro do this?!? Why can't they just be clear?

    I would really like them to be clear and would be willing to spend time removing the windows and cutting new ones from material. If I have to resort to that, what should I use?

    If anyone wants to guess what I'm making, mix that mold, a coat of white, some blue roof lights, fins, and Bill Murray. Any guesses?
     
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    The only way I can think of, is to make molds of the pieces and cast new parts so that they are clear. I personally like how they've been giving them different tints. A majority of them fit the color schemes of the cars and the characters quite nicely, imo. Also, you might want to check out the repaint of the mold that'll be coming out later this year in the movie line, and as another Walmart exclusive. The clear plastic has a slight yellow-ish tinge to it, but it's barely noticeable, imo. Good luck with your project.

    Edit: Here's some info on the upcoming repaint I mentioned (Crankcase)

    http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/movie-decepticons-181/crankcase-1811/
    http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=6112
    http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=6113

    Personally, if I were doing this, I would wait for the Crankase repaint. The windows don't seem to be perfectly clear, but they look clear enough, imo.
     
  3. REDLINE

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    sometimes you can use isopropyll alcohol and remove the clear paint. sometimes the part is actually molded in that color and you can't do anything, except use clear black and make it really dark, so its at least a neutral color.
     
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    I think I'll use the clear black then. It will be a nice contrast against the bright white.
     

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