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Old 03-20-2013, 08:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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i just bought some rit dye (red) and im going to dye my 450 gears the two white ones ill take pics when their done
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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i just bought some rit dye (red) and im going to dye my 450 gears the two white ones ill take pics when their done
Hope it turns out good for you.Just remember. too put both gears in at the same time so you get the same colour for both gears.Or just time it

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Hope it turns out good for you.Just remember. too put both gears in at the same time so you get the same colour for both gears.Or just time it

Cranknut, I just bought some red RIT dye, I have 2 packs, do you think I should use one or both packs to achieve a bright red finish? Also I was curious, aren't these parts nylon? Did you put in the 1 cup of vinegar the dye pack recommends for nylon dying?
Lastly, did you bring the stirred dye mix to a boil and turn down to a simmer prior to putting the parts in, or did you have them in the pot while bringing to a boil? Thanks for the info you have shared, as I have been wanting to try this since I started racing RC cars way back in the day!
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:55 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Cranknut, I just bought some red RIT dye, I have 2 packs, do you think I should use one or both packs to achieve a bright red finish? Also I was curious, aren't these parts nylon? Did you put in the 1 cup of vinegar the dye pack recommends for nylon dying?
Lastly, did you bring the stirred dye mix to a boil and turn down to a simmer prior to putting the parts in, or did you have them in the pot while bringing to a boil? Thanks for the info you have shared, as I have been wanting to try this since I started racing RC cars way back in the day!
Hi cantfly,I have not used red dye, only orange but im sure, one pack would be fine.
No, i did not use vinegar in the mix,should i have?Parts seem fine.Im not sure if parts are nylon.
For the dye i brought mixture to the boil,turned down to a simmer, then suspended skids into dye solution.Make sure parts are not touching the pot.After about 4mins lift part out to check colour,If happy turn off mix and let cool remove and serveGood luck might want to put some old clothes on just in case you get a splash,
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:43 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I noticed RIT is available in liquid or powder. What's the advantage to to each versus the other?
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:31 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Plastidip does some out there colours now.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:42 AM   #27 (permalink)
 

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Plastidip does some out there colours now.
They use that stuff to coat tool handles to make them non-slip/non-conductive. Seems like that would be awfully heavy to use on tail blades. Difficult to balance, too.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:19 PM   #28 (permalink)
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They use that stuff to coat tool handles to make them non-slip/non-conductive. Seems like that would be awfully heavy to use on tail blades. Difficult to balance, too.
I was more thinking it might be good for skids and tail fins etc.
but hey, if you want to try it on blades I'm more than interested to hear your findings.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:23 PM   #29 (permalink)
 

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I was more thinking it might be good for skids and tail fins etc.
but hey, if you want to try it on blades I'm more than interested to hear your findings.
Yeah, I was thinking about dyeing the stock blades yellow and somehow got that mixed up with non-rotating parts. I'm sure it will work fine, but it's got to be heavier than just about anything else, even paint. And, you'll eventually wear through the bottom of it on the skids and have to cut off the old and re-dip. I wouldn't just re-dip and add all that extra weight. Dye would be the lightest and most permanent option.
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