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dyeing KC Pro plastic

Postby Spinach D » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:03 am

I would like to dye some kc plastic black or some other color so that I can see them in the snow. I don't want designs and I don't really care if the color quality is good. Just long as they are not white.

What will be the best method? Rit mixed with water? Rit mixed with acetone?

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Re: dyeing KC Pro plastic

Postby ferretdance03 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:33 pm

I used rit and straight acetone and let it sit in a bag for about an hour and it came out faded.
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Re: dyeing KC Pro plastic

Postby AciDBatH666 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:17 pm

Rit powder with water. I did my first Punisher dye and it came out BLACK BLACK.
It was on a KC Pro Wraith.
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Re: dyeing KC Pro plastic

Postby spanky » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:43 pm

I did rit and water with a KC roc and it took about 3 hours of on/off heat to get some decent marbled colors. If your just looking for a winter disc I would say mix it up and leave it alone for a few hours. You should get some decent color from that at least enough to pick it out from the snow.
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Re: dyeing KC Pro plastic

Postby ferretdance03 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:15 pm

AciDBatH666 wrote:Rit powder with water. I did my first Punisher dye and it came out BLACK BLACK.
It was on a KC Pro Wraith.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but a Pro Wraith wouldn't be KC plastic, like a Roc or Aviar, right? Standard Pro plastic dyes just fine, but the KC usually comes out faded/marbled.
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Re: dyeing KC Pro plastic

Postby AciDBatH666 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:00 am

ferretdance03 wrote:
AciDBatH666 wrote:Rit powder with water. I did my first Punisher dye and it came out BLACK BLACK.
It was on a KC Pro Wraith.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but a Pro Wraith wouldn't be KC plastic, like a Roc or Aviar, right? Standard Pro plastic dyes just fine, but the KC usually comes out faded/marbled.



Ack, you're right. It was just Pro plastic.
Not sure how KC would dye. I dont think I've had my hands on a KC disc in forever
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Re: dyeing KC Pro plastic

Postby ferretdance03 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:15 am

Yeah KC plastic sucks for dying. I have a periwinkle Roc, but haven't found anything that really sets color well. KC plastic is just impermeable.
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Re: dyeing KC Pro plastic

Postby ChUcK » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:31 pm

You know, it's not that the plastic is impermeable, it's just that the blend of plastic in KC Pro doesn't form as strong of intermolecular bonds with the RIT molecules as other plastics do. I'll bet there's a dye out there that will dye KC Pro just fine.
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Re: dyeing KC Pro plastic

Postby malinkie » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:08 pm

...and the hunt continues.
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Re: dyeing KC Pro plastic

Postby BaseEight » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:31 pm

I dyed a KC pro rock in rit and hot water and other than the fact that half the contact paper came off in the detailed parts it dyed fine. Its hard to say how crisp it would come out if the contact paper didn't come off but there is color there. That was the second disk i tried to die, it was supposed to be the PBR ribbon but it just looks like a PBR blob now, looks fine from a distance though.
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