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Transparent paint?
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dyn.centurytel.net)
Date: November 30, 2018 11:14AM

Thinking of "tinting" a carbon tube insert for a TVS Fuji seat. Is there a paint that will give me some color and let me see the carbon fiber pattern underneath. Not too worried about durability, I can top coat with rod finish. Plan to use a white carbon tube. If it works I can get beyond the "standard" colors.

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Re: Transparent paint?
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: November 30, 2018 11:18AM

PermaGloss tends to automatically tint rather than go opaque. So you get a top coat and a tinted color all in one.


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Re: Transparent paint?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 30, 2018 12:23PM

I agree with Tom, a little pigment mixed into Permagloss will give a nice translucent finish, that is hard and durable. Experiment on an broken piece of white blank to see if it’s what you want.
Norm

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Re: Transparent paint?
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 30, 2018 12:44PM

this works for me
CREATEX TRANSPARENT AIRBRUSH PAINT
and top coated with either pg or luma seal

The best day to be alive is always tomorrow !!
Think out side the box when all else fails !!!
Wi.

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Re: Transparent paint?
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: November 30, 2018 05:15PM

Jim, read the glass blank stain or dye post below, it takes a little playing around with, but some nice results can be had. Anyway, you probably get those inserts free! (Just kidding.)

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Re: Transparent paint?
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 30, 2018 08:37PM

Testors has small spray cans of a number of transparent colors. I use to color tint carbon fiber grips. Turn out really good looking in sunlight. I overcoat with epoxy.

Item can be found at many hobby shops or online.

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Re: Transparent paint?
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: November 30, 2018 09:18PM

2X the createx suggested by Matthew. Once its applied use a heat gut to set it, then you can top coat it with anything you like. Also a slew of colors to choose.

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)

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Re: Transparent paint?
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dyn.centurytel.net)
Date: December 03, 2018 10:33AM

Thanks, gentlemen. Tolerances are close on the inserts, I may have to tint only the "windows" to make this work but at least I can experiment with the right stuff.

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