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1st dye question

Postby domromer » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:57 pm

I've got a clear QJLS that I'm trying to make a bit more visible. How long does Champ plastic need to soak to give it a nice solid color?
I've done 5 minutes so far and it's still pretty light red.
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Re: 1st dye question

Postby domromer » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:43 pm

15 minutes did the trick...my clear JLS is now a red JLS.
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Re: 1st dye question

Postby marmoset » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:40 am

I have never needed more than 10 minutes when I heat the dye. 10 minutes gives me black black. It seems like other colors would need less time.
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Re: 1st dye question

Postby ChUcK » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:26 am

domromer wrote:15 minutes did the trick...my clear JLS is now a red JLS.


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Re: 1st dye question

Postby Fritz » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:40 am

I bet that looks tasty!
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Re: 1st dye question

Postby domromer » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:46 am

Imagine a clear disc....that is now red...I'll post a pic in a bit I didn't hink it was real pic worthy though.

I'm in the process of getting all the making together for a real dye. I've got a while solf and picked up the rit. I just need to get some contact paper and chems for stamp removal.

Here is the design I'm going to use. I have a thing for bats. Also have a Qolf that might get the cock treatment.

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Re: 1st dye question

Postby domromer » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:53 am

Ok....Here's my sneaky little 150 QJLS.

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Re: 1st dye question

Postby Fritz » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:34 am

Looks like a Jolly Rancher! Nice!
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Re: 1st dye question

Postby Shaolintrained » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:33 pm

marmoset wrote:I have never needed more than 10 minutes when I heat the dye. 10 minutes gives me black black. It seems like other colors would need less time.


I've actually found that black dyes quicker than most other colors. The lighter the color, the longer it takes to dye.
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Re: 1st dye question

Postby domromer » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:39 pm

I mixed the rit 1stp for every 2c of water and used 4c of water in total. Maybe that was a weak solution. There was a funny smell and I worried the disc was burning so I shut off the heat. I think it was just the smell of the hot rit. I kept the temp halway between medium and low. The pan stayed warm the entire time.
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Re: 1st dye question

Postby Fritz » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:34 pm

As long as it doesn't boil you should be okay.
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Re: 1st dye question

Postby ChUcK » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:07 pm

Yeah, cooking RIT has a unique odor. Definitely avoid boiling it. That red QJLS looks nice! The wing should start to lighten up more than the flight plate, and it'll look cool with the color variants.
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Re: 1st dye question

Postby domromer » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:28 pm

That disc had to be dyed. Looking for a clear disc in the woods really sucks. At least now there is a little contrast between the stamp and the color of the disc.
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Re: 1st dye question

Postby domromer » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:37 pm

Fritz wrote:Looks like a Jolly Rancher! Nice!


I'd like to get cherry scent and see if I can mix it with the rit and make my discs scratch and sniff.
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Re: 1st dye question

Postby Fritz » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:54 pm

domromer wrote:
Fritz wrote:Looks like a Jolly Rancher! Nice!


I'd like to get cherry scent and see if I can mix it with the rit and make my discs scratch and sniff.


That would be awesome. I'm actually going to color my clear Qmega, I've almost lost it too many times now. It was my first 3 color dye too so I dont' want to lose that.
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