Customs: vinyl dye

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  1. cuters

    cuters Diabolist

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    how do you do this prosess i want to kitbash classic,s starscream to thunder cracker
     
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    You bribe Dec0y @ reprolables to do a set..... perhaps like this.
    (not Thunder cracker, but better than stock :) 

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    You bribe Dec0y @ reprolables to do a set..... perhaps like this.
    (not Thunder cracker, but better than stock :) 

    [​IMG]
     
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    Erm, he was talking about vinyl dye. Not sticker sets. Not even close.

    IIRC, with the dye, you need to strip as much paint as possible from the toy, as it prevents the dye from soaking into the plastic properly. And of course, disassemble the figure first, so that you get maximum coverage of the parts, as well as singling out parts that you don't want paint stripped and dyed (probably the head and cockpit glass, in this case). Mask off any parts that you don't want painted that can't be simply removed with masking tape. After that, just follow the instructions on the can(?). The stuff has really bad fumes, so spray in a well-ventilated area.
     
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    Erm, he was talking about vinyl dye. Not sticker sets. Not even close.

    IIRC, with the dye, you need to strip as much paint as possible from the toy, as it prevents the dye from soaking into the plastic properly. And of course, disassemble the figure first, so that you get maximum coverage of the parts, as well as singling out parts that you don't want paint stripped and dyed (probably the head and cockpit glass, in this case). Mask off any parts that you don't want painted that can't be simply removed with masking tape. After that, just follow the instructions on the can(?). The stuff has really bad fumes, so spray in a well-ventilated area.
     
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    well my way is less toxic LOL
    sry all!
     
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    well my way is less toxic LOL
    sry all!
     
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    IIRC is that a brand of paint or part of the prosess and if so can i find it at a local paint shop or do i have to order it online and mx-01 archon what colors of blue and silver would you use i only ask because this will be my first kitbash and i want it to look as good as Boggs6ft7 thundercracker it is sweet.thanks man
     
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    IIRC is that a brand of paint or part of the prosess and if so can i find it at a local paint shop or do i have to order it online and mx-01 archon what colors of blue and silver would you use i only ask because this will be my first kitbash and i want it to look as good as Boggs6ft7 thundercracker it is sweet.thanks man
     
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    IIRC = If I Recall Correctly.

    Boggs6ft7 posted lots of info about vinyl paint/dye. You can read that by clicking here, it might help.
     
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    IIRC = If I Recall Correctly.

    Boggs6ft7 posted lots of info about vinyl paint/dye. You can read that by clicking here, it might help.
     
  12. Boggs6ft7

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    Thanks for linking back to the main article.

    It has everything you need to know. The last thing I used the stuff on was a dyeing an Xbox yellow ( it was one of my student's) It came out nice. I used the stuff you can get from Wal-Mart, Oreiilys, Pep Boys, etc.... Its cheaper than the others and more of a coating than dye, but we used the adhesion promoter and it came out nice.

    Be careful of fumes

    do not coat over paint, just won't work

    Also be mindful of the denser plastic parts such as ball joints. You'll notice on the classics figures that the parts that move around alot are usually made of a different plastic. Starscream's wing joint is an obvious one, its a seperate piece screwed into the wing. These parts do not take the dye well and you will need to use the adhesion promoter to soften them up.

    Lastly, my Thundercraker wasn't dye, it was paint. Best of luck.
     
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    Thanks for linking back to the main article.

    It has everything you need to know. The last thing I used the stuff on was a dyeing an Xbox yellow ( it was one of my student's) It came out nice. I used the stuff you can get from Wal-Mart, Oreiilys, Pep Boys, etc.... Its cheaper than the others and more of a coating than dye, but we used the adhesion promoter and it came out nice.

    Be careful of fumes

    do not coat over paint, just won't work

    Also be mindful of the denser plastic parts such as ball joints. You'll notice on the classics figures that the parts that move around alot are usually made of a different plastic. Starscream's wing joint is an obvious one, its a seperate piece screwed into the wing. These parts do not take the dye well and you will need to use the adhesion promoter to soften them up.

    Lastly, my Thundercraker wasn't dye, it was paint. Best of luck.
     
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    did you use a clear coat on your thunder cracker to protect the paint from finger prints
     
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    did you use a clear coat on your thunder cracker to protect the paint from finger prints
     
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    I did use a clear coat, but not for protection. I didn't want him to be shiny, so I lightly put on a coat of dull clear coat.
     
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    I did use a clear coat, but not for protection. I didn't want him to be shiny, so I lightly put on a coat of dull clear coat.
     

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