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What's your mix?

Postby dgdave » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:42 pm

For dye?

I used 32oz water, 4ish dish soap, and 4ish of acetone.
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Re: What's your mix?

Postby ChUcK » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:55 pm

rit and water. I add more rit as I see fit. I doubt having acetone in there will do you much good after the first dye- that stuff is very volatile and evaporates away rapidly.

I heard that increasing the acidity will make the colors brighter, but haven't done any good scientific testing of it.
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Re: What's your mix?

Postby FierceTable » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:51 pm

ChUcK wrote:I heard that increasing the acidity will make the colors brighter, but haven't done any good scientific testing of it.

Lemon juice already does a million other nifty things..may as well throw it in a dye mix and find out.
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Re: What's your mix?

Postby ChUcK » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:46 am

I've been adding some cider vinegar to my Scarlet rit, and the only difference I have noted that stands out is the pan smells like vinegar.

I'm talking about an actual methodic experiment.
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Re: What's your mix?

Postby FierceTable » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:32 am

If I had any scrap plastic I'd give it a go, but the only discs I could dye are already dark colors. When you say "actual methodic experiment" do you mean having a few different baths with the same concentration of dye and the main difference being a pH of 3, 5, and 7?
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Re: What's your mix?

Postby ChUcK » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:48 pm

FierceTable wrote:If I had any scrap plastic I'd give it a go, but the only discs I could dye are already dark colors. When you say "actual methodic experiment" do you mean having a few different baths with the same concentration of dye and the main difference being a pH of 3, 5, and 7?


exactly. All variables constant except for pH.
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Re: What's your mix?

Postby ErinH » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:42 pm

So Rit is thee dye, but has anyone found a better dye? One with less fade/bleeding? I have heard Metal Complex dye, as well as fast milling dye might work better on polyurethane than rit. Any experimenters out there?

Here are some of my recent dyes:

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