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Dyed my front props red.

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by TMAN1985, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. TMAN1985

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    I used the method posted on here to dye my front props red. I'm hoping at altitude it will help to see aircraft orientation. Came out good and was very easy and cheap.
     

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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    I dyed mine red and blue. You can see the colored props at close range, but they are more difficult to distinguish at altitude. I recommend dyeing the other pair a darker color. My dark blue props are easier to distinguish now.
     
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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    TMAN1985, which method did you use?
     
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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    There's really only one method of dyeing props. Whether you use liquid or powder is up to you (I prefer liquid, less messy). All it involves is cleaning your props, mixing the dye with some hot water, and letting the props soak for X amount of minutes (time depends on shade of color you want).

    I posted instructions somewhere in my thread here: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=34292
     
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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    What they look like in slo-mo :)

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dllAKOuhSk[/youtube]
     
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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    Yep, I used the liquid dye. Cleaned them and let them sit for one hour. I bought black dye too. I may do the rear props in black.
     
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    That looks really good, gonna go down the shop and get some dye this weekend, ive got plenty of spare props so may go color mad :twisted:
     
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    Rainbow? :D
     
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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    Which color red did you use ? There are many shades you can get and I want mine blood red .
     
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    So i need 7 different colours, some string, a tape measure, sounds plausible, :lol:
     
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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    Mine are Scarlett Red (from RIT).

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    Dyed my front props red.

    I used Scarlet Red Rit dye from Jo Ann Fabrics
     
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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    Thanks ! I have had mixed results from some and got colors I didn't like . I want mine to have the red,white and blue look :D
    Did good with the Royal blue but used cherry red and they turned pink :oops:
     
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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    Found a magic marker in the junk drawer and went crazy. :D
     

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    Dyed my front props red.

    I dyed the rear props blue.
     

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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    In the words of Frannnk, that looks like Navvvvvvy blue.
     
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    That looks sweet !!!
     
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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    I used black dye on the back, and it came out Navy Blue. I'm happy with it.
     

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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    If you leave them in long enough you can get black.
     

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    Re: Dyed my front props red.

    Those look good