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dumb first timer's questions...

Postby jb22384 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:10 pm

I am in the process of attempting my first dye, and ive got a couple questions:

1. what do i do w/ the pan full of black dye after im finished w/ it? im hesitant to just dump it in the sink b/c it's white, and id rather not create a huge black stain in a white sink.

2. is it ok to use the pan for cooking after i clean it, or will my scrambled eggs turn my teeth black?

im sure ill have more as try others and discover more mistakes i will probably make.
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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby AciDBatH666 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:38 pm

Get some containers to put it in if you plan on reusing it. I use the containers that are shown in the Dye how to sticky.

Don't use the pan to cook after you dye with it. You'll get purple chicken and stuff. It'll stay with the pan, especially if you have some with a teflon coating.
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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby IShouldBePlaying » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:56 pm

Yeah I had those questions too. Not dumb
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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby ChUcK » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:05 am

Not dumb at all. I'm sure there's some chemical cleanser that can make the pan safe to eat out of, but it probably costs more than picking up a cheap stainless steel pan from the Goodwill for a few bucks.

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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby jb22384 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:08 am

couple more questions:

1. from the stuff i've read, everyone seems to suggest using the rit powder and not the liquid. unfortunately, all i could find was the liquid. can anyone suggest how to use it best, like how much should i use, how much water should i mix w/ it, etc?

2. also, i know its best to heat the dye, but am i supposed to continue heating it while the disc is in the pan, or what?
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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby jb22384 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:18 am

also, how do i post pics of dyed discs up here?
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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby SnowMongoose » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:31 pm

Host em somewhere (photobucket) and slap the img code into a post.
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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby pointdisc » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:34 pm

For the liquid RIT....

1)I've used it, it works fine & there's nothing to worry about. I just dump about 1/2 the bottle in a random amount of water, around 2-3 inches in the pan.

2)You don't need to keep it heated while dyeing, but it does cut the dyeing time down. NOTICE: DO NOT BOIL THE WATER WITH A DISC IN IT. Don't heat past the temp of "being able to hold your hands on the side of the pan w/o burning them" if you do decide to heat it. Otherwise, just float unheated (it's safer that way).


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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby jb22384 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:43 pm

these are my first couple of dyes. the first one i did was the Georgia logo, which is probably pretty mediocre. i did the other two earlier today. hopefully im improving.

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not surprisingly, i've got another question: when i cut out the design in the contact paper off of the orange disc w/ the purple furman logo, there was some stuff (im assuming residue from the contact paper) left stuck to the disc. it doesnt seem to have messed up the dying, but i was wondering if i did something incorrectly to cause this, or if there is a simple way to remove that stuff.
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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby pointdisc » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:03 pm

Congrats on getting your first ones done & being hooked for life!

The residue is normal w/ the cheaper vinyl and you didn't do anything wrong.

For removal, I'd wait a day or two to let the dye set then go to town w/ a dish scrubbie (not brillo pad though) and dish soap. If that won't work, use acetone on a cloth & spot treat bye rubbing it, but be careful not let it touch the dye.

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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby jb22384 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:12 pm

I appreciate all the response and advice, it's been really helpful.

in yall's honest opinion, how do the last two dyes look (the white disc/chain design and the orange disc)?

also, now that im hooked, where can i find new designs/stencils to dye, or suggestions?
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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby jb22384 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:11 am

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Re: dumb first timer's questions...

Postby ChUcK » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:08 am

jb22384 wrote:also, i know its best to heat the dye, but am i supposed to continue heating it while the disc is in the pan, or what?

I wouldn't say that heating the dye is best, but it speeds up the dye absorption. Boil the pan with a dye in there, and you'll see just how fast it goes. A sure-fire method is to heat the pan on medium-low until some steam starts to issue, turn the heat off, and dip your business.
jb22384 wrote:there was some stuff (im assuming residue from the contact paper) left stuck to the disc. it doesnt seem to have messed up the dying, but i was wondering if i did something incorrectly to cause this, or if there is a simple way to remove that stuff.

Get some higher-quality stuff, like Oracal 651 intermediate grade.
jb22384 wrote:also, now that im hooked, where can i find new designs/stencils to dye, or suggestions?

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