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Tinted glass.........

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Can any of you experts out there help me?

I'm making up a resin kit at the moment - a Team Slot Lancia Delta S4, but with a fair few changes to make it look more like the original. I want to put in a tinted (fairly dark) rear window (this was solid resin on the original kit) but I'm not sure where to source some tinted plastic to make this from? Anyone spotted suitable packaging recently??

My other option is to somehow paint/tint some clear plastic but I'm not sure how easy this would be....or how effective it would look.

Any advice or pointers much appreciated!


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Don... Have a look around for various products which you would normally throw the plastic packaging away.. (electrical, food, cosmetics, tools, etc)..

Normally most items are packaged in clear packing, but some products have tinted plastic packing, which makes good tinted windows in slot-cars/models.

Another thing I have used, are the plastic bottles that contain vitamin pills, medicine's, etc..
This plastic tends to be a bit thicker and heavier tint, but does work. The only problem is that you have to cut the plastic bottle up and straighten/flatten the plastic out, by very carefully heating it up.
Some pop bottles are also now made in coloured plastic in various colours.
If you want a total blacked out look, after prepping the clear window from the inside, use a matt black spray to darken the glass..

Just keep looking, I am sure you will find something suitable..

All the best. Martin.
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