I head read about plastic dyes you can do your self, some boiling water and a pack of 5-10 dollar dye is all thats need.. i've also read it will get into the plastic and not just coat it. i know polymer is not exactly the same as plastic but that it is related. can polymer frames be dyed? and if so will it loose strength in doing so? also what is the metal embedded in the frame for the SN and what looks to be some sort of rail on the front.. i think it's aluminum can anyone confirm? Has anyone ever tried to dye a poly frame? how did you do it? how did it turn out? can it be done with any color or do you need white or clear to start with? what i want to do is dye my frame on my c9 a deep purple, remove the finish on the slide to a polish, and dye the grips a off white, maybe grey. any ideas if this can be done without damaging the frames integrity?, if at all?