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    Tinted hoppers

    So, I have a compak E8 OD grinder with a large clear hopper. I was thinking of tinting it in some way, has anyone attempted it? Did it work out ok? What did you use?

    I was imagining using plastidip or something similar.

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    Is the machine exposed to direct sunlight?

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    I don't think that's necessary. The clear Perspex will filter out all UV and it's the UV that does the damage.
    Trust me - In a former life I was a materials scientist specialising in environmental durability.
    Cheers, Paul
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    Nightshades might be a good option. It's used for tinting tail lights.

    VHT Aerosol Paint - Nite-Shades, Black, 283g - Supercheap Auto
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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    I don't think that's necessary. The clear Perspex will filter out all UV and it's the UV that does the damage.
    Trust me - In a former life I was a materials scientist specialising in environmental durability.
    Cheers, Paul
    I think that settles that then!

    I just drape a fancy black tea towel over my hoppers, and it doubles up as a machine polishing rag when im done making a mess. Simples
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    Thanks guys. Based on Paul's feedback I'll hold off for now.

    ....I'll just have to looking to modify something else instead then
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    Glad to help out

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