Wasn’t happy with the color choice for Ratchet so I took queues from the cartoon and previous efforts of others. I followed some suggestions on using Rit Dye and I’m happy with how this turned out. It’s the cherry red color. I'm going to add a red stripe down the leg panel eventually. I'll post the finished pics here at some point. I think the core body and hands definitely should have been at least red from the start. Hasbro if you are reading this, those old color schemes make these figures familiar....correct color matters. I put potp Jazz in the picture to show the same point. What I did: 1) Any brand of Rit Dye will work but this particular color is cherry red. Not Dyemore/race red. 2) Just unscrew the back off, no need to separate the crotch further. The liquid will penetrate all crevices. 3) I used a small pot, not a pan. Bring water to a low boil...not a high boil. You don’t need to cook the part. I added a little dish soap. Some instructions mention vinegar or other additives...no need here. 4) Add dye, a few pours, doesn’t take much... and stir. Add part and occasionally stir. 20 minutes. Again don’t cook the part, the water should just be agitated from the heat, not full boil. 5) Stop heat, and let it sit for 40 minutes. That should give it a deep cherry red color. Some have reported Sideswipe takes dye OK too. So there may be avenues to play with plastic color there too.