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01-18-2010 09:51 PM  8 years agoPost 1
loop boy

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Hi all

just wondering if anybody has ever used rit dye to colour there gears and if so with what success and the process they followed

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Loop boy

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01-18-2010 11:11 PM  8 years agoPost 2
kazager

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I have, it works really well. I do it on the stove in a 4qt pot, not one of the wife's.

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01-19-2010 12:36 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Mr.HillBilly

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I have tried to dye the fins but I did not have any luck, did you boil them or what. I left them sit in the dye for a hour or better and it did nothing, I even sanded them a bit. How did you do yours?

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01-19-2010 02:15 AM  8 years agoPost 4
kazager

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yes, boiling. These gears took 2 minutes.

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01-19-2010 10:00 PM  8 years agoPost 5
loop boy

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Hi

Thanks Kazager ill go ahead and order some and give it a go on my trex 700's gears(yes definatly NOT in my wifes pots)
Ill post the results when finished
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Loop boy

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01-19-2010 10:15 PM  8 years agoPost 6
kazager

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Good Luck, just remember that different plastics take the dye differently, so check it every so often until you get the color you want. It could take significantly longer that the 2 minutes these took me.

One last thing...put the dye mixture in a jug when you're done, I used an old fuel bottle that I rinsed out REALLY WELL, and you can dye more whenever you want. It's the water that evaporates, not the dye.

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01-20-2010 02:46 AM  8 years agoPost 7
GREYEAGLE

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I do the same
I just add a bunch of salt, Blue come out indago and yellow is a bit weird, some time I cycle them - my use is mainly on gears and fins.

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01-20-2010 03:04 AM  8 years agoPost 8
kazager

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I have heard about the salt, haven't tried/needed it. What does it do exactly?

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01-20-2010 04:40 PM  8 years agoPost 9
GREYEAGLE

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Well I'm NO Chemist of Al chemey but:
I think it raises the boiling boiling point of the water. I also know that from watching my thermometer that once it' comes to a boil the temp actual crashes. Seem's hotter just prior to the bubbles.

Kinda like putting water in the micro wave.

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