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Anyone use Rit Dye for coloring PVC parts?

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Anyone use Rit Dye for coloring PVC parts?

Unread postAuthor: jmccalip » Mon May 04, 2009 5:08 pm

I remember back in my aquarium days we used it to color the pipes black to help hide them. It's so much better the krylon fusion since it's permanent. No worry about it flaking off.

But does it weaken the PVC? It might be cool for a small gun, and it's dirt cheap and comes in many colors.
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Mon May 04, 2009 5:46 pm

Nope never heard of it although spray paint when applied correctly should flake off. If it does you need some clear coats or a lighter touch.
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Mon May 04, 2009 6:29 pm

Years ago when I was racing 1/12 scale RC cars, some of us would dye
the plastic parts with Rit dye.

It created a very nice looking chassis compared to the plain looking natural color of nylon.

Even the nylon electrical housings were dyed.

Some of us enjoyed having a sharp looking RC car.
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Unread postAuthor: jmccalip » Mon May 04, 2009 7:24 pm

dewey-1 wrote:Years ago when I was racing 1/12 scale RC cars, some of us would dye
the plastic parts with Rit dye.

It created a very nice looking chassis compared to the plain looking natural color of nylon.

Even the nylon electrical housings were dyed.

Some of us enjoyed having a sharp looking RC car.



And I've been in that hobby too. :lol:


Here is an example of how and what Rit dye is:

http://www.rcbros.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=980

It would be easy enough to boil the water for large parts by using a large metal pan and laying some coals out on the ground.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Mon May 04, 2009 8:50 pm

Looks kinda funky.

Could be lacking somewhat compared to a can of spray for long piping.
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