DX Plastic, yes or no?

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DX Plastic, yes or no?

Postby Midnightbiker » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:04 pm

I always thought you could not dye DX plastic, but here is a copy of a discussion I got into at Stick It disc golf forums. This guy says you can dye it. What is right?

Quote from: Midnightbiker on April 06, 2008, 10:39:22 PM
I have never tried, but I have heard it is a nightmare to dye DX plastic.

Harrumph! DX is one of the best plastics I've worked with. It withstands prolonged exposure to acetone and isopropynol and it accepts ink nicely.
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Postby innovadude » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:24 pm

I was wondering the same thing, i want to put something on some kc putters. hopefully someone knows
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Postby Roy » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:35 pm

I heard no on both DX and KC. Never tried it though.
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Postby trogdor » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:45 pm

I dyed my DX Rhyno and the ink took pretty well to it. Nice crisp edges and everything. BUT...the ink seems to bleed well after the dye and now I have faded edges.

If you are OK with faded edges, go ahead with DX.
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Postby TeeRexJJ » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:55 pm

PLSHRK did a dye for my on a wizard (i think it's the same kinda basic plastic) the dye itself is great but it faded pretty quickly

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Postby stoneman » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:21 pm

I tried it on a DX Rox once, and it came out REALLY faded looking...never tried it again as I read several places that it didn't dye very good. I'd be interested in knowing how that guy gets good results with DX.
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Postby disctribution » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:57 pm

I've tried DX multiple times with very poor results.It's just not wort the time.
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Postby J-Man » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:24 pm

disctribution wrote:I've tried DX multiple times with very poor results.It's just not worth the time.

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Postby nice drive kid » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:25 pm

KC fades mad fast. Great for practicing, though. I split up my one KC disc into four quadrants and practiced with little designs. Really helped me get it down.
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Postby Fritz » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:45 am

DX is dyeable. Heat Method only, add a little bit of Acetone. Also DX Fades. Here is my DX Roc I dyed almost 3 years ago.


When I first dyed it, it was very bright and vibrant.
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Postby some call me...tim? » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:10 am

hahaha, I remember the "witnessed by: skaters and old guy in truck" :lol:
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Postby ChUcK » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:19 pm

disctribution wrote:I've tried DX multiple times with very poor results.It's just not wort the time.

Yup. I stay away from dx/pro d because the results suck.
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