dying just the back of a clear disc?

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dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby holdyourlight » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:59 pm

is it possible to die just the back (and not the rim) of a clear disc - basically to get rid of a bunch of nasty ink ?
any instructions are appreciated..
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby Jeronimo » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:03 pm

All my attempts: Unsuccessful. You can still see the ink through the black dye.
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby holdyourlight » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:05 pm

Jeronimo wrote:All my attempts: Unsuccessful. You can still see the ink through the black dye.



damn..the ink is very light and i was going to use a dark purple but i have never dyed and dont know anything about it i was just wondering if it was possible
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby Flipflat » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:10 pm

Didn't somebody a while back, like a year, post that using a dry erase marker gets ink out?
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby holdyourlight » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:13 pm

Flipflat wrote:Didn't somebody a while back, like a year, post that using a dry erase marker gets ink out?



only to a certain extent

it is still very visible

so theres no way just to dye the back of the disc without the rim??
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby ChUcK » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:53 pm

holdyourlight wrote:
so theres no way just to dye the back of the disc without the rim??


Of course there is, science is awesome like that. What Jeronimo is saying is that the ink will still be visible, but maybe a little less so.
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby holdyourlight » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:02 pm

ChUcK wrote:
holdyourlight wrote:
so theres no way just to dye the back of the disc without the rim??


Of course there is, science is awesome like that. What Jeronimo is saying is that the ink will still be visible, but maybe a little less so.



or even dye the front and back except for the rim but i want to keep the stamp, not sure how to do that

which would be easier and more effective?

can someone explain how to do that or point me in the right direction of a thread to look @ ?

thanks!!
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby koffee » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:13 pm

I have tried removing/masking ink on discs I wanted to trade and have had no luck on removal. I can spend some time and make it lighter but it does not come off at least for me. I think your just stuck

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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby ChUcK » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:23 pm

take a small paintbrush and apply a thin layer of elmer's to the inner rim, basically anywhere you don't want dye. Then pour some dye in once the glue has dried. Let it sit as long as you like

Once you're ready dump it out and wash all the dye off, then peel the glue off.
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby chiggins » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:11 am

ChUcK wrote:take a small paintbrush and apply a thin layer of elmer's to the inner rim, basically anywhere you don't want dye. Then pour some dye in once the glue has dried. Let it sit as long as you like

Once you're ready dump it out and wash all the dye off, then peel the glue off.


My pop used to dye b&w photos and he'd mask with rubber cement, anyone'd tried it? Good / bad results? Or is elmer's just the right thing?
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby holdyourlight » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:54 am

ChUcK wrote:take a small paintbrush and apply a thin layer of elmer's to the inner rim, basically anywhere you don't want dye. Then pour some dye in once the glue has dried. Let it sit as long as you like

Once you're ready dump it out and wash all the dye off, then peel the glue off.



i'll give it a shot

better to heat the dye up for this or not?
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby ChUcK » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:55 am

Nah, leave it room temp. You'll need to leave it in there for a while anyways, and it will cool down quickly regardless.

I'm sure rubber cement would work fine, I just have experimented with elmer's more because it's cheap and I have like 8 old tubes laying around still from various academic stages of my past.
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby holdyourlight » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:12 am

ChUcK wrote:Nah, leave it room temp. You'll need to leave it in there for a while anyways, and it will cool down quickly regardless.

I'm sure rubber cement would work fine, I just have experimented with elmer's more because it's cheap and I have like 8 old tubes laying around still from various academic stages of my past.



last question (for now)

if i end up needing to dye the front as well ( so i would be dying the front and back without the "wing"), what is the best way to do this to leave the stamp intact?
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby wdb4th » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:16 am

The stamp wont take dye, so mask the wings and go for it. They stamp will (should) rinse clean.
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Re: dying just the back of a clear disc?

Postby holdyourlight » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:25 pm

good deal

how long can i leave the dye in there? the longer i leave it the darker the plastic will get or no?
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