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Spin dye mix.

Postby BaseEight » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:59 pm

Well i have been meaning to write this thread for a long time. So a while ago in here I read a thread about someone asking how to make spin type dyes. In the thread someone mentioned using soap and liquid rit to do it, I tried this, expecting it not to work too much and it didn't. After I tried I decided to experiment a bit and came up with a recipe that works fairly well. Just guessing on the ratios the recipe I came up with is 3 parts powdered rit, 1 or so parts acetone, and maybe about 10-15 parts glycerin. This works pretty well and i have made some good dies with it, the main problem with the formula is the glycerin is expensive and before you do a dye you have to shake it which causes bubbles in the dye. These bubbles can show up in the finished work, my next dye batch I make I am planning on trying corn syrup as the thickener. It might be a little sticky but it is allot cheaper and should have less bubbles, also I think it is more water soluble so changing the thickness of the dye should be easier. For a school project i had to make a website about something and took some pictures of the disks i have done and made a video of me dying one.

Here are the pics

This is one of the rig I made to spin them:
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Here is some of the one I made the video of:
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Here is another I did that I have pictures of:
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Here is the video of the one i dyed:
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Well, I hope this helps someone, I haven't found any info online about spin type die mixes, if anyone has any suggestions on how to make the dye better I would love some ideas.
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Re: Spin dye mix.

Postby Jesse B 707 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:08 am

hint.....dish soap
suggestion.....make your pics smaller :wink:
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Re: Spin dye mix.

Postby domromer » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:28 am

What the ratio of Rit to dish soap?
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Re: Spin dye mix.

Postby BaseEight » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:37 am

I originally tried dish soap when I tried what someone on here was saying about dish soap and liquid rit. I think it would work okay but it would probably be just about as bad as far as bubbles go. Next time I spin one I might try some dish soap and some corn syrup, I don't have any disks to dye at the moment though.
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Re: Spin dye mix.

Postby Hoey » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:36 am

domromer wrote:What the ratio of Rit to dish soap?


i don't think there has been any real scientific studies. it seems like different colors need different levels of soap to mix well.
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Re: Spin dye mix.

Postby mzuleger » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:03 pm

I got some condiment containers from walmart
filled them about 3/4 with dish soap (I use clear soap so it's easier to tell what color the rit is).
Added a full package of RIT
then topped it off with Acetone (not sure if it helps much but I do it regardless).

I'm still planning on letting them cook a little to see if that makes the color brighter. I might even try putting them out in my driveway after I spin them to let the sun open the pores a little.
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Re: Spin dye mix.

Postby MR. WICK » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:54 pm

It also works well to run the disc under a hair dryer for a few minutes before you spin it to open the pores up in the plastic. Just till it starts to get hot nothing too extreme
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