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HelicopterMain Discussion › How to dye white skids black
06-07-2009 11:44 PM  8 years agoPost 1
missle

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Can someone please share a link to where I can order some dye that will make my N9 white skids black. Thanks in advance.

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06-07-2009 11:53 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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06-07-2009 11:53 PM  8 years agoPost 3
baddynergy

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Rit Dye. Its a fabric dye that works great. Black is a common color, your local grocery store should have it near the detergents.

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06-08-2009 12:01 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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RIT fabric dye from your local grocery store (laundry section, most likely), or local fabric and sewing store.

It comes in both liquid and powder form.

I think the original powdered version actually works better than the liquid stuff.

Mix it up in a pot on your stove top, follow directions. Put the white skids in the solution, heat, let simmer for a few minutes, then leave the skids in until the solution cools down. The longer you leave them in the solution, the deeper and darker the color becomes.

Remove, rinse, voila. Nice black struts.

Beware when you work with the powder, it is very fine and if you're not careful, will float around in the air where it lands -- if you hit it with water, the dye pops up immediately.

These Navy blue Trex frames (very old Trex 450 V2) were dyed in RIT fabric dye:

And started out life the gray color you see below:

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06-08-2009 12:09 AM  8 years agoPost 5
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I dyed these struts with the liquid RIT dye.

I like working with the liquid stuff. I think it's less messy to work with.

I used the whole bottle in just enough water to cover the struts, so it was super concentrated.

Follow the directions that come with the dye.

I got the water to near-boiling and soaked for about 10 minutes. I'm happy with the results.

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06-08-2009 12:15 AM  8 years agoPost 6
johnbs8

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i just used rit dye on my raptor 50 tail fins and it worked out great. i painted one set and the nitro fuel started to soften the paint... the dye hasnt been bothered by it. so far im pretty happy

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06-08-2009 12:57 AM  8 years agoPost 7
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i boiled mine in rit dye and worked out great

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06-08-2009 01:44 AM  8 years agoPost 8
rcjon

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Add some salt to the mix and the dye will work even better.

How much?

Some.

Not a lot.

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06-08-2009 01:50 AM  8 years agoPost 9
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I wanna do some main gears red

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06-08-2009 02:51 AM  8 years agoPost 10
missle

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THANKS EVERYONE! I'll stop by Kroeger's tomorrow.

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06-08-2009 05:11 AM  8 years agoPost 11
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To keep your wife off your rear about the mess you can make why don't you do it outside on the side burner of the propane grill or a spearate stand alone burner like for a turkey/fish fryer.

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06-08-2009 07:26 AM  8 years agoPost 12
jackheli

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I've always dyed my parts black. Has anybody actually tried dying white parts any "light" colour? such as yellow, orange or green?

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06-08-2009 03:40 PM  8 years agoPost 13
fiveoboy01

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I've seen several examples here of parts dyed other colors than black, with what looks like pretty good results. I think it depends on what material the part is made of, I'd assume that the porousity(sp?) would have something to do with how well it would accept dye.

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06-08-2009 04:06 PM  8 years agoPost 14
nexgen

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What about dyeing an originally black part another color, say orange? Think that would work?

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06-08-2009 04:40 PM  8 years agoPost 15
baddynergy

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Has anybody actually tried dying white parts any "light" colour? such as yellow, orange or green?
yup. Works great if you start with a white part.See my gallery.

What about dyeing an originally black part another color, say orange? Think that would work?
Nope, wont work. Unless you can bleach the black white.

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06-08-2009 05:15 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Swoop

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Here is another link to dyeing.
http://runryder.com/helicopter/t502...ghlight=rit+dye

My skids looked great at first, but over the last few months, the Nitro has started to take its toll on them. Probably much more suited to electrics.

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06-08-2009 05:54 PM  8 years agoPost 17
jackheli

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yup. Works great if you start with a white part.See my gallery.

Those yellow skids look awesome. Gonna try me some! Did you use just regular yellow Rit?

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06-08-2009 06:02 PM  8 years agoPost 18
baddynergy

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Those yellow skids look awesome. Gonna try me some! Did you use just regular yellow Rit?
Yup, just plain yellow rit dye. The yellow is sometimes hard to come buy though. You may need to go to a crafts or fabric store for it.

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06-08-2009 06:06 PM  8 years agoPost 19
Jeff polisena

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Have done red main gear in trex 500 looks cool .

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06-08-2009 10:14 PM  8 years agoPost 20
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Rit Dye. Its a fabric dye that works great. Black is a common color, your local grocery store should have it near the detergents.
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