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wing_nut
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 11:41 PM UTC
I was going to post this in the painting section but since no activity since
Nov figured it get a quicker answer here.

If I decide to go with tinted windows on the GT, is it as simple as painting the inside with Tamiya Smoke or something similar? I have an extra set of clear parts so I have 1 shot at an experiment.
wing_nut
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 11:42 PM UTC
Wondow? What’s a wondow? 🤪
jon_a_its
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:21 AM UTC
If possible spray Tamiya smoke to get even coverage. If you need another go, Windex (with ammonia) will strip it off without damage to the transparencies.

Or you can tint a small amount of Future/KLEER with food colouring, & dip in that.
bmwh548
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:49 AM UTC
I've tried the Tamiya Smoke route several times with poor results. The advantage is that you can strip it easily with IPA.
You can always get some automotive film but it will require crazy patience.
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 01:28 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Wondow? What’s a wondow? 🤪



It's a wonderfulwindow, but shorter!

I took the liberty of fixing the typo.
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 01:31 AM UTC
Smoke will give you a red/brown tint, is that what you are going for? I have seen some good results with a super weak mix of black in clear gloss Tamiya Acrylics. Once again, easy to strip off if it's not what you're looking for.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 02:09 AM UTC
The few times I've needed to tint clear parts I've used a super thin black acrylic paint applied with my air brush. Smooth, even coat without any issues.

Joel
wing_nut
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 02:13 AM UTC
Thanks for all the responses kiddies. Stay safe.