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Removing Supercolor

Postby Mr. Thingdoer » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:47 pm

Does anybody know how to remove a supercolor stamp from an FLX disc?
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby Leopard » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:33 pm

good luck -- i'm pretty sure that those are made with an in-mold decal, meaning the color is set into the plastic... not just applied or adhered. the only way to get it off that i know of is to remove the top surface of the disc... scratching, etc. but to take off the entire image you'd pretty much wreck the disc and/or make it illegal.
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby Mr. Thingdoer » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:39 pm

I think it's just digitally printed UV inks.
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby Fritz » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:47 pm

It's Dye Sublimation. It is impossible for you to remove that stamp.
It's actually part of the plastic now.
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby Leopard » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:53 pm

Mr. Thingdoer wrote:I think it's just digitally printed UV inks.


innova thinks it's an in-mold decal :)
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby ferretdance03 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:26 pm

Fritz wrote:It's Dye Sublimation. It is impossible for you to remove that stamp.
It's actually part of the plastic now.

I've removed portions of a Supercolor stamp before. It was a D Challenger, so I don't know if FLX plastic holds the stamp any better or not... Standard 100% Acetone.
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby Mr. Thingdoer » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:17 pm

Thanks for the responses. I got it off with nail polish remover. As far as I can tell, it's not dye sub because the screen frequency is too fine, and apparently variable drop. There is the possibility that they have developed better equipment since I've last checked, but even then rolls of dye would seem to be cost prohibitive. It looks to me like UV curable of some sort. I'm guessing flatbed printer, Mimaki maybe?
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby SkaBob » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:11 pm

On a related note, have any of you dyed supercolor discs? I got one of the FLX Drones from Worlds and I'd love to use it a bit over the winter, but it's white...If I dye it, will the colors in the stamp change, as well?
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby ChUcK » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:40 pm

Never tried dyeing a supercolor. Most of them, in my opinion, look way better than any dye job could ever achieve anyways.
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby Leopard » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:50 pm

ya learn stuff every day :oops: 8)

same process for all plastics?

i want pretty plastic
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby SkaBob » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:33 pm

ChUcK wrote:Never tried dyeing a supercolor. Most of them, in my opinion, look way better than any dye job could ever achieve anyways.


I dig the supercolor on this one disc, but it's white...I hate white discs because you can't use them in the winter, here...
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby MR. WICK » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:43 am

I've tried acetone. It didn't work. Just looks like a blured white mess now.
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby ChUcK » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:41 am

SkaBob wrote:I dig the supercolor on this one disc, but it's white...I hate white discs because you can't use them in the winter, here...



Does that make it a SuperWhite? I guess when I think of supercolors the stock prints Discraft puts on their surges are what comes to mind... though I guess you can have a supercolor of anything, even crappy art.

Post pictures of the one that's a blurred white mess- I'd like to see what happened.
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby SkaBob » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:34 pm

Supercolor discs are all white, with a very colorful image printed on it.

Here's a gallery of some supercolor discs:

http://www.discraft.com/gallery/supercolor/index.html
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Re: Removing Supercolor

Postby dgdave » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:24 pm

I've had black supercolor Buzzzs and Challengers
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