Customs: ROTF Sideways red plastic - dyeable?

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  1. MegaMoonMan

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    Has anyone tried dyeing his red abdomen black? I hate the red, and I'd like to dye it black and add details rather than paint the entire thing.
     
  2. ConeheadConvoyX

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    The answer to your problem is Enamal paint
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

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    I don't WANT to paint it - that's the point.
     
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    oh well then I got nothing
     
  5. REDLINE

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    no reason you couldn't dye that part into black. I'd wager you'll have to dip it more than once though to get it fully black. The red abdomen part on my Universe Smokescreen took 7 dips, and it's still got a slight red tint to it.
     
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    I dyed a Classics Ironhide black and it looked black until I took it out into natural sunlight to take pictures and saw that it was actually a very dark red/brown. Never bothered redying it...figured I'd just have the same problem redline described. Red plastic seems to be a bitch like that...it even bleeds through white primers.
     
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    yeah red is a pain, but at the same time, you can get it so dark that a single thin coat of black paint is all you need to make it perfect, and you won't even need to worry about paint wear because A) it's so thin, and B) if you scratched it the dyed plastic wouldnt' show up really.
     

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