Disc dying........again

Disc Golf Talk

Moderators: Timko, Solty, Frank Delicious, Blake_T, Fritz, Booter

Postby Aaron_D » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:24 am

those are really cool!
Aaron_D
I Throw Faaar
User avatar
 
Posts: 2338
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:28 pm
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Postby Thatdirtykid » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:39 pm

those are nice ;-)
Z Pred-ESP Cyclone-Z Force-Z Aftershock-Z Comet-Ion-Pro Rhyno
Thatdirtykid
Disc Whore
User avatar
 
Posts: 3673
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:35 am
Location: Longmont Co
Favorite Disc: z pred

Postby chris86wm » Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:55 pm

completed my first dye job!

Its a pretty simple design, just an large X in the middle of the disc. The disc is a used green champion sidewinder from Play It Again Sports. It already had 3 names on it written in marker which for some reason would come off even after I used Acetone, so i had to design around the names/numbers. I used vasoline as a mask and painted the RIT dye/Acetone mix on with a brush. It ended coming out looking somewhat presentable. I think next time I will float the disc in the dye overnight instead of brushing the dye on. Thanks for all the help guys!
chris86wm
Tree Magnet
User avatar
 
Posts: 309
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:32 pm
Location: Monroe, Louisiana

Postby Thatdirtykid » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:45 pm

when I use acetone I perfer to pour, especially when working w/ vasoline.
Z Pred-ESP Cyclone-Z Force-Z Aftershock-Z Comet-Ion-Pro Rhyno
Thatdirtykid
Disc Whore
User avatar
 
Posts: 3673
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:35 am
Location: Longmont Co
Favorite Disc: z pred

Postby chris86wm » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:03 pm

you just pour the dye over the disc and what for it to dry?
how long does that take you?
chris86wm
Tree Magnet
User avatar
 
Posts: 309
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:32 pm
Location: Monroe, Louisiana

Postby Thatdirtykid » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:23 pm

acetone drys almsot instantly when its that thin. I usually wait a minute than rinse in water.
I really like the idea of floating a disc, because the Water/liquid rit/powder rit creates a good finish. I need to find a store to get some vinyl adhesive.
Z Pred-ESP Cyclone-Z Force-Z Aftershock-Z Comet-Ion-Pro Rhyno
Thatdirtykid
Disc Whore
User avatar
 
Posts: 3673
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:35 am
Location: Longmont Co
Favorite Disc: z pred

Postby chris86wm » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:54 pm

I currently have one floating in dye right now. I will leave it overnight, but I am worried that it will not dye dark enough. Its that weird "glo/champion plasitc". I guess we will see.
chris86wm
Tree Magnet
User avatar
 
Posts: 309
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:32 pm
Location: Monroe, Louisiana

Postby some call me...tim? » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:29 pm

I think that with the method I wrote about earlier, you just need to leave it in the dye for 10 minutes or so and then rinse it off. I'll check on that, and if I find out differently, I'll post here.

edit: yeah, checked it out. He brings the rit solution to a boil, let's it cool down for 5-10 minutes, then floats the disc for 5-10 minutes, rinses, and removes the vinyl.

Also, as far as plastics go, champ/z plastic is supposed to be the best, star plastic is good, but will fade more quickly and can apparently bleed easily in the rinsing/vinyl removal process, and pro/x plastic is supposed to be pretty good too. I think I heard somewhere that the acetone method isn't the best for pro plastic--it eats into the plastic if left on too long or something. DX, I believe though, is pretty much crap for dyeing. As for glow plastic, I haven't heard much, but one dude did this one glow TL up:
Image

As far as I know, he did it in the same method I mentioned...don't know about the longevity of the dye or anything, but he obviously did something right! These guys make it look so easy, I'm a little apprehensive as to what my first attempts are going look like.
some call me...tim?
1000 Rated Poster
User avatar
 
Posts: 1946
Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:01 pm
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby chris86wm » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:53 pm

there is my problem, I didnt boil the dye!
chris86wm
Tree Magnet
User avatar
 
Posts: 309
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:32 pm
Location: Monroe, Louisiana

Previous

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests