Questions about masking materials
The vinyl I was using left adhesive all over the disc. How do I get it off?
It may sound strange but COLD water and good thumb pressure will ball up the glue, then you roll it off. It's similar to getting gum out of fabric or hair. You just have to rub hard on the glue in the cold water. Do not use abrasives or cleaners, you risk ruining your work.
Questions about plotters
Questions about dip-dyeing
Can I reuse the dye pan for cooking food later?
No. Even stainless steel pots will have a small amount of dye residue left no matter how well you clean it. It's safer to just buy a junk pan from a thrift store for this specific purpose. Stainless steel is the best if you plan on using the pan for multiple different colors, as it gets the cleanest when washed.
Is there a way to remove dye from the disc after it's on there?
No, once it's there that is it. Dyeing is as permanent as a tattoo. If you goofed, try covering up the goof with more dye and creativity.
Questions about dye in general
How do I post pictures onto the forum?
Set up a free account with an image hosting site like Photobucket, and load your photos to the account. Copy and paste the text that looks like this under your picture:
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Is there a way to dye a dark disc a lighter color?
No known methods yet. Sunlight will bleach a disc's color eventually, but there has been no evidence of using this technique to put an image on a disc.
Should I dye a picture of Colonel Sanders on my Firebird?
Questions about plastic/factory stamps
What's up with Innova Pro plastic?
What's the best way to remove the factory hotstamp?
Using 100% acetone, moistening a cotton ball and rubbing gently works without scuffing the disc up. The acetone does all the work, and usually the strength of scrubbing makes little difference. Nail polish remover (diluted acetone) works as well, but is less effective depending upon the % acetone. Other known successful products: Goof-Off,
Can you remove just the color from a hotstamp, leaving the silver foil on the disc?
This is a bit tricky, and the results vary from stamp to stamp. Get pure acetone, pour just enough to cover the stamp on the disc, and rinse it about 3-5 seconds later. Do not let the acetone run or your color will stain the disc. Just let drops land on top of the stamp. Another easy way is use a soft sponge, soak it with acetone, then wipe the stamp a couple times, then immediately rinse.