Customs: Question on dying certain plastic colors

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  1. C16

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    Not sure if this is the right forum (it's the only customizing forum). I'm dying a Classics Bumblebee into black to make Runabout. My question is whether red or yellow plastic makes a better choice for absorbing the black dye. I've taken car of all the other parts, except the car parts. I'm assuming yellow would be better, but I thought I'd ask anyway. I have enough Bumblebee and Cliffjumper parts to make this happen.
     

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    Personally, I'd go with the yellow. I've dyed red plastic black before, and there still seemed to be a reddish tint in natural sunlight. Even light primers I've sprayed on red plastic have had a red tint. Yellow plastic seems like the better choice.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I'll finish the project tomorrow after picking up some more dye.
     
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    technically there's only one customs PROJECTS forum, with pre-fixes to allow separation and sorting, but there's FAR from just one customs forum here, my man.
     
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    I've been doing the exact same project (thanks to Frenzy_Rumble for the inspiration!); go for the yellow, it works best. Also, if you can, use the liquid RIT dye, not the powder. Finally, if you're cleaning bumblebee's paint applications off with alcohol, take all of his translucent window pieces off first; alcohol weakens the cr#p out of them! Good luck, and post your result!
     

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