Okay, despite the lack of variety of dye formulas, i have managed to piece together a few things.
I figured out how to get a dye (using RIT) that starts to set in almost instantly. Im talking less than 5 seconds and you have dyed the disc, however lightly, but still very noticable. rubbing immediately with acetone will take it off, however water and soap did not.
This could come in handy for gradients as opposed to using the RIT and Acetone method of brushing on your gradients or having to mix different shades of a color.
As far as the commercial dye i ordered, after spending some time researching the topic, and talking to various dye companies, several people directed me to use a Washfast Acid Dye. These do not work.
RIT is a mixture of a Washfast Acid Dye and a Leveling Dye. It appears that I will need to order some leveling dyes to test.
I could continue to use RIT, but if a leveling dye will adhere better, deeper, and with stronger/brighter colors, then im going that direction.
However, the batch of black i did 5 days ago made the darkest black i have ever seen that was painted on a disc. Im talking room temperature dye. None of that boiling water, add dye and then have fun. This is straight up spin and paint goodness.
Anyways, back to the lab to do some more mixing, matching and experimenting
**UPDATE** I just washed a disc that had sat for 5 days. Dye was a commerical dye that my friend uses for his Tie-Dye business. The dye did not take.
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on Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:49 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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