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Post by tjjr07 on Sat 12 Jul 2008, 7:40 pm

this is also new to me but, il be doing it all the time now that i have tried it...

you can buy tint from auto accessory shops but it is expensive... i am lucky enough to know a fella who subcontracts to my employer and has begun saving his off cuts for me... if i can get enough from him, and if anyone is keen to try il send ya some...

theres nothing to it, simply cut it oversize to the opening on your body and glue it in place. i use revell model glue and it takes only seconds to bond the tint to the body. no need to use the kit glass and this would be great for any resin shell with no availible glass or broken/ lost or poor fitting glass...

all tints can be layered to achieve a darker look using soap...
it also has a protective film that can be removed from the tint that is clear and ideal for windscreens...

if you can get some, or if i can get you some, i highly recommend it hellyeah

this is 5% tint, very dark and very illegal lol but it is availible...


hope this is of some use to someone slap
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Post by speedster on Sat 12 Jul 2008, 8:05 pm

Thats a great idea todd , I think i know where to get some . Paul..
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Post by TuffXR on Sat 12 Jul 2008, 8:50 pm

Good bit of recycling there. I use old negative of cuts for mine.
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Post by ratsmann on Sun 24 Apr 2016, 1:29 pm

Ive used Tamiya Smoke X-19 on headlights and taillights ,they looked pretty Kool , never done a larger area thou .
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Post by Johno on Sun 24 Apr 2016, 5:39 pm

Yes mate i've bn using it too, went into my local tint a car and told them what i wanted it for, he gave me a few bags full of diffrent grade tints, works a treat
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Post by scummy on Sun 24 Apr 2016, 9:49 pm

Glue it on ???? I used to get the off cuts years ago when there was a tinting shop on every corner . The tint should have a very fine clear plastic cover on one side and when you peel it off it has a sticky surface and you just stick it on .
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