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Coloring Plasti Dip


I am working on a Stephanie Brown Robin costume and was starting to think about the mask. I have a Batman halloween mask that I was planning on cutting down. But I need it to be green. I've used Plasti Dip spray before. And I know that some of you have talked about Plasti Dip for boots for Green Lantern costumes.

But I don't see green in less than a gallon size. Is there another trick that I should try for the mask color?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Plasti Dip/Paiting plastic question


Have you checked for the plasti-dip in spray cans? It should be available in spray also, which is what you wanna use.

I've heard of people adding dyes and metal powders to liquid latex and airbrushing it on. But, make sure what you're putting it on is latex also.

Is this a Begins mask you're trying to convert? If so, I think that's vinyl.

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Re: Plasti Dip/Painting plastic question


Green plastidip only comes in one gallon size for some reason... That sux...
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Re: Plasti Dip/Painting plastic question


The pray stuff is the best. I used it for the emblem of my Batgirl and to make the bottoms of my boots match (they were black).

You're right. Sucks if it doesn't come in green.

Its a vinyl/plastic type of mask. Cheap, but not meant to be as intense of a costume as my Babs either. S'okay with not getting the good latex version.

Any other suggestions on how to go about with the paiting?
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Re: Plasti Dip/Painting plastic question


You might try auto supply stores. They sell vinyl sprays for spraying on vinyl & fabric, and might have a green you could use. The brand I've seen is Duplicolor. emoticon

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Re: Plasti Dip/Painting plastic question


Some automotive stores, like NAPA, have paint mixing service. They also offer custom spray paint. Perhaps you could inquire if a shop in your area could try to put the green Plasti-Dip into a spray can?

Or, you could have them create a batch of vinyl spray in green. It would do just about the same thing.

Keep us posted!
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I also noticed some Rustoleum vinyl/plastic sprays when I was at Home Depot earlier this evening. You might see if they have the color youre lookin for.

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Re: Plasti Dip/Painting plastic question


great suggetions, guy.
Thanks a lot! emoticon
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Re: Plasti Dip/Painting plastic question


James (jamesthebatman) has experimented with clear Plasti-Dip before. He had it tinted to the color of his liking and then put into aerosol cans.

I can't find his thread, but I remember it vividly.

From what I recall... He had great results.







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Re: Plasti Dip/Painting plastic question


you have a good memory Liam!

anyway, what I did was simple. I went and ordered a can of clear plasti, and had a buddy of mine who makes custom paints, mix up a batch to mix with the plasti. so far, it works well, but the color is translucent. that's because the base (the plasti) is clear. it does work though. just have to find a way to make it opaque. here are some pics of my first experiment. someone had already sprayed this belt silver so you might be able to see a slight metallic sheen to it. but you can also see how flexible it is too.


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this is what I had the green and burgundy made for.

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and since you said the mask was vinyl, the others speak wisely about using a vinyl dye. I used Duplicolor dye. custom colors of course,for some of my newest projects, like this. so I think that might be your best bet.
I don't think plasti would respond well to vinyl. if I can help you out in any way, let me know.

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