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RIT Dye

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WildEMT, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. WildEMT

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    So, I RIT - dyed my props a fantastic shade of blue this afternoon. Went very smooth and they flew great afterwards. Now, I have a half-package of dye left and kind of have caught the bug.

    Has anyone ever dyed a controller or body shell?
     
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    There's a long thread here and will try and find it for you on this but some of our parts don't take Rit dye so well . I have used it on my props and liked it after I figured out how long to leave them in for the color I wanted . Still have 2 I tried to get dark red and turned out pink :D
    Dyeing them IMO is the only way to go as I weight them and was no different and did not change the balance none .

    Added / Think this is the one https://www.google.com/url?q=http:/...ds-cse&usg=AFQjCNG_OhKnz0Ry8zNt98Khkd1WCBVMgA
     
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    Most helpful! My searching didn't turn up that thread. Thank you.
     
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    Look in the search in my signature and it's full of links on what you ask ! :)
     
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    You need poly dye for the controller & shell. Do it outside as it smells terrible.
    And yeah, there is a big dye thread here.
     
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    The directions on the bottle of RIT doesn't call for heating the water. Is it nessesary to heat the water for the props to absorb the dye?
     
  8. dirkclod

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    I don't know but from watching the video's on it that's what they did.
    I was like monkey see monkey do and that's always worked for me here !
     
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    I didn't use RIT, instead I used iDye, but for some parts I had to use iDye Poly, which also comes with a colour enhancer sachet to add as well.
    For black, if you don't add the enhancer, it comes out a horrible brown. I also have to use by "true red" and "fire red" to get a good red colour, one is too pink, and the other too orange, so combined they make a great red, but there isn't a "poly" version of those that I've found.
    I find heating the water makes the dye take much quicker.
     
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    folks, I've had just about enough of this. i must do this now. I'm thinking royal blue and golden shower....er, sunflower yellow
     
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    Can anyone recommend the best deep black available?
     
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    My purple and gold looks pretty good!! Roll tigers!
     
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    Fyod since nobody gonna tell ya I will tell ya this . Find the deepest ya can and experiment on a spare prop if ya got one cause I did find the amount of time you left it in mattered what color ya got . With the red I thought the longer the better . Wrong :eek: Got pink....just diped em for a few minutes and got what I wanted so I guess it's not a set thing what you will get till ya try :)
     
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    Trust Dirk. He wouldn't steer you wrong. Good luck. I live my dyed props. ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1442085310.701572.jpg
     
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    And apparently I don't look at spell check. Meant to say love them. Have six sets. Included some ones I messed up on. Screwing up is part of the fun. Don't get pissed. Perfect it.
     
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    Thanks guys. I would like to do the controller shell, because its dirty all the time. Hope to get it right the first time :)
     
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    @AirApparent those look good but how did ya get the white emblems like that ?
    and @Fyod Ya better listen to what TJ said about the shell cause I know the Rite dye won't do it .
    And ya right about once ya do it....it's done and that's what ya have ! Period :eek:
    @LuvMyTJ will tell ya all about doing your shell !
    All I ever did was props . And after it was all over and done with all I do now is stripe the tips of mine
    and just use scotch tape for the line and a red and blue Sharpie pen for the color .
     
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    Well, not exactly the red/blue I was hoping for...the Blue is Rit royal and just the shade I wanted, in for less than 10 mins w just below boiling water. The Rit cherry didn't seem to want to take...so after 20 mins, I added more hot water and left for 45 mins and this is what I got...not horrendous, I won't be ashamed to fly w these :)
     

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