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Old 07-27-2015, 11:31 PM
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Can dying ruin certain plastic?

I have 2 11x Teebirds, both cal mold. One is WAY gummier/finger printy/ grippier than the other but is easy to lose. I certainly don't want anything to change with the feel of the disc, not even a little bit. But I was wondering if dying it might change the feel or if it is safe on these older type discs?

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Old 07-27-2015, 11:39 PM
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Dye is not like Colorant, it is not going to change the composition of the plastic itself. There will be a very slight, and I do me slight, weight change. If you are worried about changing the grip, do a center starburst with a edge corona. That way the grippy part has no dye at all.
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:41 PM
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Gonna sound like a newbie lol but what type of dye does that look like?
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:43 PM
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Also do a cold dye, either a fly dye or a shaving cream dye. A hot dye will cause the plastic to 'relax' changing the flight of the disc. This will be exacerbated if you lay it wrong while hot. I learned that from experience. Although I do like my FAF Inspire. ;-)
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:50 PM
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Here is an image of a sun burst from gotta go, gotta throw's ebay store.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Innova-C...item5677c34f29

This one is a fly dye. I like the shaving creme dyes better, they are more 'artistic'. A corona dye is the same thing as a sunburst, except it starts at the edge and points in.
A small Sunburst and a small corona will leave the gripping sections of the flight plate untouched.

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Old 07-27-2015, 11:55 PM
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Of all the disc I've died, none have changed the composition of disc per say. Some discs (star plastic mostly) depending on how I dye it, almost makes it SLIGHT softer. Not sure if this is actually happening or if its just me, but some of my star plastics have a slightly softer feel to the flight plate and I actually like that. Again, it could be me paying more attention to it post dying.
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:59 PM
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Of all the disc I've died, none have changed the composition of disc per say. Some discs (star plastic mostly) depending on how I dye it, almost makes it SLIGHT softer. Not sure if this is actually happening or if its just me, but some of my star plastics have a slightly softer feel to the flight plate and I actually like that. Again, it could be me paying more attention to it post dying.
Are you hot dyeing or cold dyeing? All I have dyed is MVP.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:08 AM
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Are you hot dyeing or cold dyeing? All I have dyed is MVP.
Ive dyed MVP as well, as well and west side and Latitude. A couple opto plastics and a couple TPs have had this same effect. I usually dont heat my dye. Sometimes Ill lightly warm the disc with a heat gun but enough to get it warm to the touch. Sometimes the softness is obviously because I just warmed it. Other times its a more permanent softness. Again, its very slight and Im not sure that it is due to the dying process, or me thinking something that is just in my head. There was one westside TP Tursas I dyed that was obviously softer than before I dyed it. This one I used a warm dye bed and heated the disc. Ever since then its closer to a G* disc.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:09 AM
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I do like that. Thank y'all for the tips!
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Dying will definitely put a damper on your disc golf game.

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