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Where you get your dye?

Postby south.texas.dead.i » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:39 pm

I'm having trouble finding rit dye, where is it normally located in Walmart? Or in what stores? I went to Walmart asked 3 people they all looked at me like I was stupid then tell me they think its in another department
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Re: Where you get your dye?

Postby keltik » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:34 am

Rit is usually found next to the laundry detergent. But beware that Rit changed their formulation recently and many disc dyers have stated that many of the colors no longer work for dying discs.

The new dye of choice is iDye Poly. http://www.jacquardproducts.com/idye.html

I don't know where you can by that in a brick and mortar store.
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Re: Where you get your dye?

Postby turso » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:41 pm

that iDye seems to have quite a shitty selection of colours for plastic.
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Re: Where you get your dye?

Postby keltik » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:49 pm

Yeah that's what I've noticed too. I'm too far removed from high school art class to remember how to mix colors. I've always wondered if anyone has had success mixing colors.
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Where you get your dye?

Postby south.texas.dead.i » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:52 pm

turso wrote:that iDye seems to have quite a shitty selection of colours for plastic.

True that...
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Re: Where you get your dye?

Postby Dbuntu » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:02 pm

Try your local crafting or hobby store.
Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's, Michael's or whatever. HL is closest to my home and I've always been able to find a good selection of RIT colors. They come out a little bit more expensive than Walmart, but the selection makes it worthwhile for me. I've also noticed that the majority of the colors have come out pretty good. I don't know if my store is stocking older RIT boxes or what.

I've not tried mixing any dye's, but I did a lot more than just highschool art class and experience leads me to believe it might work to some degree with lighter dyes, but darker ones won't do too well. With the right kind of paints you can mix a light and a dark and make something between. With dyes you are going to just keep making the dark darker.
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Re: Where you get your dye?

Postby keltik » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:27 pm

I've not tried mixing any dye's, but I did a lot more than just highschool art class and experience leads me to believe it might work to some degree with lighter dyes, but darker ones won't do too well. With the right kind of paints you can mix a light and a dark and make something between. With dyes you are going to just keep making the dark darker.


This is what I couldn't remember or just didn't know.
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