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how to paint clear plastic? Answered

I'm making a halo spartan costume. For the face panel I'm going to paint it gold. How the heck do I paint over it and still be able to see through it

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You will need to use glass tinting film.  For painting the rest, you should use vinyl dye (e.g., VHT) in whatever colors you want.

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ARJOON

7 years ago

an easier way will be putting tin foil on the plastic and paint it

If the face panel is curved but not a compound curve you can laminate a colored plastic film on it .

the letters a through z are not keywords in your question.

The 'paint' you're referring to on most visual lenses is a microscopically thin layer of metals chemically coated on the lens. There aren't any cheap consumer grade solutions to do this yourself. You'll probably want to buy a lens already coated that you can cut to fit (snowboard mask comes to mind).

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