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[Requesting help] Need to dye a lens filter Answered

Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I can take clear plastic and totally black it out

I am trying to create a shaped bokeh effect in a uv filter for a more permanent setting than cut out paper (what most people do). Now I bought quite a few for different shapes or if I mess up.

Last night I printed out on sticker paper a heart and placed it in the center of the filter and used Krylon fusion (spray paint for plastic) on the filter. It took quite a few coats to get it so light never shined through.
When It looked good I peeled of the heart sticker and half the paint went with it. An obvious failure.

What im trying now is, I took that filter and scratched it up a bit and I found some super glue and just thinly spread some across the lens (to hopefully give the paint something to grip to) let that sit over night it was too late to paint.
And today I am now putting a few coats on it and i plan to actually cut the heart shape out of the filter.


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Ampix0

7 years ago

Ya just went on my second filter and the pain peeled off like tape. I'm considering just lightly glueing down the construction paper I used to test. That is IF the glue will stick. These filters are just.. They are meant to not be damaged lol

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lemonie

7 years ago


I would have used black PVC electrical tape and a knife.

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Ampix0lemonie

Reply 7 years ago

I was looking to do something cleaner and more professional but That will probably in all honesty by my next step lol

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lemonieAmpix0

Reply 7 years ago


I would test it (the effect) first, then do irreparable damage to a lens when I'd got the mask right. Cut the tape on a bit of glass or something, peel-off, stick on, and peel-off again etc.

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