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Anyone just dye an entire discs to change the color?

Postby RoomTenONine » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:30 pm

I have some white KC Pro Aviars that I want in black. Can I just clean them and dye them with black Rit?
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Postby dgdave » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:39 pm

You can try, they'll just turn a dirty grey.
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Postby RoomTenONine » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:57 pm

How is it then that the dye will be black for designs? Just use more dye?
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Postby dgdave » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:02 pm

KC plastic just doesn't take dye well, just like DX. There is supposedly some "super" dye out there that will dye JK/KC and DX, but I haven't seen it.
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Postby RoomTenONine » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:08 pm

Gotcha! Thanks. If anyone knows of teh super dye DGDAVE is referring to, please let me know.
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Postby dgdave » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:12 pm

The guys from Marshall street were talking about it on the PDGA board, biut they wouldn't give specifics. They heard about it from Dave Mac. You may contact him
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Postby RoomTenONine » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:31 pm

Thanks for the heads up! I assume you mean Dave McCormack from Gateway.
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Re: Anyone just dye an entire discs to change the color?

Postby anhyzer busch53 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:26 am

KC Pro discs do not take dye very well. My friend asked me if I could dye his white kc pro aviar black even after I told him it wouldnt turn out very well. It turned into a dark grey.
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Re: Anyone just dye an entire discs to change the color?

Postby cmlasley » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:49 am

Aside from the discussion on dyeing KC and DX, I've dyed a few white Star, Champ, and Pro discs orange just because I like orange better / to make them easier to find in the snow.
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Postby ChUcK » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:45 pm

RoomTenONine wrote:Gotcha! Thanks. If anyone knows of teh super dye DGDAVE is referring to, please let me know.


I do not know of the dye, but I recommend using the same technique that I have used to gain every ounce of dye knowledge that I currently have-

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Re: Anyone just dye an entire discs to change the color?

Postby frizfraz » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:47 pm

I just dyed my KC pro aviar-x totally black yesterday, it came out really well, I just had to leave the disc in the dye for about 3 hours, and I kept heating it up and cooling it down about every hour. I used rit dye and it worked fine.

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actually sorry it's JK pro. :(
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Re: Anyone just dye an entire discs to change the color?

Postby marmoset » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:49 pm

Was it clovered before the process?
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Re: Re:

Postby Leopard » Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:00 pm

ChUcK wrote: I recommend using the same technique that I have used to gain every ounce of dye knowledge that I currently have-

... sometimes you gotta blaze ...

solid advice! :mrgreen:

i blazed a trail the other night -- i hot-stamped a disc, freehand.
i'll post my findings once i learn some more and try out more tools/approaches. for the time being, take comfort in the fact that there is a freehand-stamped disc in existence, and the knowledge will soon be shared :)
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Re: Anyone just dye an entire discs to change the color?

Postby frizfraz » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:04 pm

Ya, it was already clovered before I dyed it
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Re: Re:

Postby RoomTenONine » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:28 am

ChUcK wrote:
RoomTenONine wrote:Gotcha! Thanks. If anyone knows of teh super dye DGDAVE is referring to, please let me know.


I do not know of the dye, but I recommend using the same technique that I have used to gain every ounce of dye knowledge that I currently have-

EXPERIMENT!!!! You can't have everything handed to you in life, sometimes you gotta blaze your own trail.


Oh man I totally agree. As a scientist I spend all day doing just that...blazing new trails. And on the weekends I can be found just blazing :shock: Buuuuuut, I also know the value in not reinventing the wheel so I thought I'd ask if anyone knew the dye. I've actually experimented a good bit with KC Pro since I posted this. I haven't locked on to anything super successful, but when I do I'll be sure to share.
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