Great way to tint / smoke glass

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Heres how to darken your glass i recently swapped some glass with a fellow member as many older mpc kits always had a old issue kit and the thereafter kits that had ol' plain clear glass whearas some kits had smoked gray glass..... found a soloution to tint any glass safely.......

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testors "transparent" black just mist very light cotes untill you reach desired level of darkness
seems to work great on my test window! :D

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I have used it with great results. How I do it. I use a 12000 grit polishing pad on the glass. The paint needs something to stick to. Also it eliminates runs. I also decanted for airbrushing. Then a coat of Future.

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Tinting the Future with an acrylic paint also works.

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Thanks for the tips. I have a project that is stalled because of a need to tint a trimmed to fit rear window. I'll give the tinted Future a spin first, as I have the fixn's.

Dale

Edited by ScaleDale

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anyone have a picture of the "future" and where do you get it? is it safe to cote old decal sheets with it to better hold together older frail decals?

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Future as it was called back in the day, is just an acrylic floor wax. You should be able to find at dollar stores under the LA brand. Dollar General has their own brand and it has marked on bottle says, compare to future. Many brands out there. As long as it is a clear acrylic product, you should be in good shape. I coat my old decal sheets with either a Clear Acrylic Spray, or from Micro Sol chemicals they have a decal overcoat. But you could use the future as a clearcoat over the decals and finish. It can be sprayed through an airbrush, using windshield washer solvent "the blue stuff" as the thinner with no tinting from the blue in the solvent.

Refer to thread http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=86596&hl= Mr Chapman gives a great tutorial with future as a clearcoat and thinning with washer solvents.

Here is a pic of the Family Dollar store brand

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Edited by vypurr59

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I have used food color mix in futer

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I have not Used it in Years but food coloring used to work.

I would mix the colors to acheive the tint I wanted than would rub the window in the tint.

This was many many years ago but it did work nice. Not sure if the materials today are the same.

And another thing the coloring had to be as is from the bottle.

Edited by Narampa

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