Customs: dying

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  1. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    Ive looked through alot of the threads on dying but didnt quite get the exact answer Im looking for so I do apologize if its been covered before. A white plastic would be ideal but on colored plastics is there a limit to how much you can get the color to change? I have an extra prime figure thats incomplete that I wanted to make nemesis prime so I was really curious to see if red/blue can be made jet black?, or will it just get darker red or blue whatever the case may be.
     
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    I love dying figures, but it really depends on the plastic I think. I have some figures that I do the exact same process (sometimes in the same tub of dye) and one will come out black, and one will come out just darker.

    Here are some basics.
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/tutorials-how-tos/214539-how-dye-figure.html

    I use RIT dye with a bit of acetone, and leave the figures in for a couple of days, in cool temperatures to avoid the warping issue.

    For example...these two were done with just dye:

    Still see the decepticon logo:
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    The original Silverbolt figure was orange. This is with just a bit of paint on the shoulders. You can still see some orange on his fingers/hands.
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    There is some paint on this one, but the beast head/fur and balljoints are just dye.
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    I'll see if I can scrounge up some pics of dye jobs that didn't take so well.
     
  3. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    dang I totally missed that bottom part where redline explained it.
     

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