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Dying parts - 02.17.2012, 03:46 PM

Hi I've seen loads of people dye their chassis and parts different colours all using rit dye and I would like to do likewise. I just wondered is there a specific type I need to dye plastic, or if there's something better? Thanks in advanced
   
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02.17.2012, 04:05 PM

Rit is the one you want for sure...the longer you leave it in for the deeper the color. Also, get the water hot to the point just before boiling then add the dye.


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02.18.2012, 08:36 AM

Are the granules better than the liquid?
   
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02.18.2012, 11:19 AM

Never used powder form...always liquid and has great results.

Here are 3 sets of wheels I did...In the first pic, I also did the wing







A Slash 4x4 chassis I did



1. MBX-6 T8 1900KV, RX8 ON 4S
2. MBX-5T 1520, MMM ON 5S
3. MBX-5 ONROAD CONVERSION 1515, MMM ON 5S
4. MRX-3 ON ROAD CONVERSION 1512, MMM ON 6S
5. TEN T 2650 T8, MMP ON 3S

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02.18.2012, 12:58 PM

Oh thats interesting because other people have said the liquid didn't work too well for them, I guess I'll go with whichever's cheaper haha
   
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02.18.2012, 04:01 PM

If you leave the parts in long enough I think either would work really, just don't let the wife/mother see you dying r/c parts in her best sauce pan or oven tray...
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02.18.2012, 04:23 PM

Yeah I think I'll use a bucket in the garage
   
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02.19.2012, 01:54 AM

Don't expect one pack of powder to saturate 5 gallons of water(it's cheap). Keep your container as small as possible but still be able to get the part under all at once.
   
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02.19.2012, 10:58 AM

what i use is an old cooler.....about the size to hold a 18 pack of your favorite canned beverage I use 3/4 of a bottle of dye. Works great and keeps the water hot. I have one just for black dye and one for orange. Found the coolers at our local treasure chest. Both had broken hinges but worked perfectly for dying parts


1. MBX-6 T8 1900KV, RX8 ON 4S
2. MBX-5T 1520, MMM ON 5S
3. MBX-5 ONROAD CONVERSION 1515, MMM ON 5S
4. MRX-3 ON ROAD CONVERSION 1512, MMM ON 6S
5. TEN T 2650 T8, MMP ON 3S

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02.29.2012, 02:30 PM

I just wanted to share my experience on dying parts.

I just the Rit powder Dye and a small left over cooler. That would probably hold a six pack, so pretty small.

I boiled one large pot of water, enough to cook a pound of pasta. I then took the boiled water and dumped it into the cooler, poored in a half of a pack of powdered dye and stired it around.

Then I added the parts that I was dying and left them in there for roughly one hour.

All of my parts came out great, I did not add anything to the boiling water except the dye itself.

I also found that putting older parts that are already black in color if I dyed them again they look almost like new now.

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02.29.2012, 09:12 PM

Powder for me, never tried the liquid. I also store the left over solution in a gallon milk jug, ben using the same batch of black dye for years.


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03.02.2012, 02:54 PM

Will it keep well then?
   
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Done That... - 10.30.2012, 05:06 AM

I've kept a bottle of black dye for over a year; you lose a little after each boil and usage...
   
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