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Leather Dye

Postby phantem » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:47 pm

So, I decided to try something new. I really would like to be able to personalize my low grade stuff. I was dying a friend's pred and decided to use what I cut out as the mask. I attached the vinyl to the underside of a S Wizard as my test. I had some bleeds where the writing is raised, something that won't be problematic on the front. I also removed it too soon. It takes a while to set up. Overall, it seems successful, but time will tell.

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My next test is to use white leather dye on a colored disc.
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Re: Leather Dye

Postby stoneman » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:52 pm

Very interesting...this would work on DX, no? Looking forward to seeing some more tests!
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Re: Leather Dye

Postby Fritz » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:41 am

Leather Dye? Interesting. I'd love to know if the white works. Does it leave a texture or raised feel?
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Re: Leather Dye

Postby phantem » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:53 pm

unfortunately, it is a bit raised. I think I used too much dye. I used the wool blotter that came with it. It is only raised a small amount, but probably enough to make it illegal in tourney play. It feels smooth, considering it is a used disc. I did not wash any dye off, I can see that perfecting the process could reduce or eliminate the raised feel. be careful, it dyes immediately!

I assume this would work for dx also, have yet to try on that. I am hopefull the disc holds it well, I would love to customize all that DX in my bag.
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Re: Leather Dye

Postby Jesse B 707 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:54 pm

phantem wrote:unfortunately, it is a bit raised. I think I used too much dye. I used the wool blotter that came with it. It is only raised a small amount, but probably enough to make it illegal in tourney play. It feels smooth, considering it is a used disc. I did not wash any dye off, I can see that perfecting the process could reduce or eliminate the raised feel. be careful, it dyes immediately!

I assume this would work for dx also, have yet to try on that. I am hopefull the disc holds it well, I would love to customize all that DX in my bag.

give it a little wash and scrub and see if the raised part comes off
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Re: Leather Dye

Postby pointdisc » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:51 am

They also have vinyl dye for car dashboards/interiors/whatever that I've been looking at getting, but can't find around here & don't know if it'd be worth it/feasible for dyeing as it's aroun $8 a pop.

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Re: Leather Dye

Postby marmoset » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:42 pm

VHT makes an awesome vinyl dye. I never thought of using that...
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Re: Leather Dye

Postby RoomTenONine » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:40 am

I'm buying some of this to see if I can dye white KC Pro all over.
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Re: Leather Dye

Postby phantem » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:20 am

give it a little wash and scrub and see if the raised part comes off


The raised part came off and the disc is totally smooth. Except that the small amount of scrubbing I did pulled all of the dye except a small amount of residual. My disc is now pretty much exactly like I started with.
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Re: Leather Dye

Postby Jesse B 707 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:49 am

phantem wrote:
give it a little wash and scrub and see if the raised part comes off


The raised part came off and the disc is totally smooth. Except that the small amount of scrubbing I did pulled all of the dye except a small amount of residual. My disc is now pretty much exactly like I started with.

so in short, the dye doesnt work :(
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