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Old 04-12-2015, 05:43   #1
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closing / tinting 3m 4000

Anyone with recommendations if it can be done and if so with what? I have a large hatch with pexi top and my wife doesn't like the white glaring up.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:09   #2
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Re: closing / tinting 3m 4000

Dow 795 is an acrylic glazing caulk and available in a lot of colors.

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Re: closing / tinting 3m 4000

Never thought of it, but I'd try mixing some powder of a color she would like in some as a test.
I think maybe artists supplies have different color powders? I want to think I read somewhere where artists sometimes make their own oil colors?
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Re: closing / tinting 3m 4000

Thanks. I'll look into it.
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Re: closing / tinting 3m 4000

I'd try it on something like a piece of cardboard first, I have no idea how adding something would effect it, would have to I think at least weaken it's bond? I'm thinking maybe after you get the color you want putting a layer on the white you have, so it's just a cover up, that way your not relying on it's strength
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Re: closing / tinting 3m 4000

FWIW: 3M 4000' is Paintable.
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FWIW: 3M 4000' is Paintable.
Good to know, lot easier, I had assumed it would be like trying to paint silicone
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Re: closing / tinting 3m 4000

why not just buy the black 3M 5200, 4200 etc. ?
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Re: closing / tinting 3m 4000

Are you talking about the caulk around the plexiglass or the hatch frame?

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Are you talking about the caulk around the plexiglass or the hatch frame?

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I'm now totally confused ... I thought he was talking about the Plexiglass itself. i thought he was wanting to find something like is used on car windows to darken them.
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Re: closing / tinting 3m 4000

It is a 24 in square with a 1 1/2 wide edge that the plexiglass sits on is screwed down. Of course the entire 1 1/2 in seal is visible and my wife thinks it is tacky. (i sealed the skylight glass this way and all she sees is the white edging!
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If still in the states where shipping is easy, get Dow 795. It's designed for the job you're doing.

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