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Kursk 07-13-2013 01:13 AM

Making VIbrams more visible
 
I've got a bag with a fair number of Vibram discs. Since today was my first go, I noticed that the blue hues with specs of color totally blended into all of the grass and wildflowers. Is there a way to say dye grey to white to yellow maybe in an X on top?

Hlasianguy06 07-13-2013 02:00 AM

I made an ugly salmon colored ridge come out pretty well with shaving cream, dyed it black and red.

damagedLIVER 07-13-2013 05:25 AM

I don't think there is any way to lighten the color of a disc. You can only make it darker and adding to much color can make it even more camoflauged. I usually just die a large pattern in one color on my Vibrams, helps make them a little easier to find.

All Day 07-13-2013 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Kursk (Post 2080010)
I've got a bag with a fair number of Vibram discs. Since today was my first go, I noticed that the blue hues with specs of color totally blended into all of the grass and wildflowers. Is there a way to say dye grey to white to yellow maybe in an X on top?

The best thing to do would be to just give me all of your Vibram discs. I will conduct further investigation and field testing. Thanks.

JRW III 07-13-2013 09:57 AM

I love Vibram discs, but they really need to stop using green. I have seen some that look like a great camo disc and damn near impossible to find even when you are looking right at it. There are some other colors that they could take out as well.

I had a green ascent that I attempted to dye red using the shaving cream method. Result was a Green and Brown disc that was harder to find and looked like sh*t. First round I played with it, I threw it in the brush and never found it.

All Day 07-13-2013 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by JRW III (Post 2080151)
I love Vibram discs, but they really need to stop using green. I have seen some that look like a great camo disc and damn near impossible to find even when you are looking right at it. There are some other colors that they could take out as well.

I had a green ascent that I attempted to dye red using the shaving cream method. Result was a Green and Brown disc that was harder to find and looked like sh*t. First round I played with it, I threw it in the brush and never found it.

They will probably stop making green discs once people stop buying green discs.

Kursk 07-14-2013 01:08 PM

Light brown?! Who the heck thinks light brown is a good disc color? In the dry as a bone Midwest, that brown with little blue and green flecks is perfect camo for Central Texas scrub land. I got lucky once when someone found it in otherwise low sparse grass. I'd literally walked right over one of them.

I'm wondering...when I paint miniatures and prime everything black, I can get to yellow by going grey then white then yellow. I may experiment some with this. Thanks for the advice.

scottiep77 07-14-2013 02:26 PM

i have a brown and white vibram that i did some sharpie art on. nothing fancy but worked great. playing in the winter in pa with a brown and white sucks but after the sharpie art had no probs finding the disc

Chrismw81 07-17-2013 05:33 PM

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Attachment 39858This guy was a very dependable disc, but one breezy day I lost it in a rocky gully....was upset, it hurt.

Hlasianguy06 07-17-2013 10:24 PM

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I took this ugly muddy mess that had sat in a pond for about year and gave it a idye bath. She's now a very pretty shade of red(little but darker than the photo shows) that I think I may do a v for vendetta shaving cream overlay with some black rit.

Kursk 07-18-2013 03:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Chrismw81 (Post 2087557)
This guy was a very dependable disc, but one breezy day I lost it in a rocky gully....was upset, it hurt.

Oh man that is a horrible shame.

TalbotTrojan 07-18-2013 05:52 AM

I think Vibram has been doing a much better job as of late making discs in colors that are findable. I have an older Ridge that is literally puke in color. Near impossible to find as it literally blends in with everything. The toughest part about Vibram is that they typically do not have the same shine on them that Campion or Z plastic has. This is really the issue if you ask me, not the color itself.

BogeyNoMore 07-18-2013 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by TalbotTrojan (Post 2088361)
I think Vibram has been doing a much better job as of late making discs in colors that are findable. I have an older Ridge that is literally puke in color. Near impossible to find as it literally blends in with everything. The toughest part about Vibram is that they typically do not have the same shine on them that Campion or Z plastic has. This is really the issue if you ask me, not the color itself.

Are you referring to their matte-like finish (as compared to the relative reflectivity and sheen of Champ/Z/Opto plastics?

I can see that being a factor, but I also think anything that breaks up the the solid color of a disc can act to camouflage it in a great many situations. Most Vibrams look sweet, and while they aren't quite as bad as tie-dyes, nothing beats solid colors for visibility.

riqu 08-11-2013 05:47 PM

Im about to turn my soft ridge to solid black, just for putts so i should still find it :). Im doing it since the white sucks in dirt a lot and gets a bad look, black is also a good UV blocker so should increase the lifespan of the rubber.

But the question is how should i cover the vibram logo? I have a feeling that a film would bleed the color so im thinking like some silicone that i could peel off after it has dryed and dyed.

discguy42 08-11-2013 07:55 PM

Not an expert but, I have read of people masking off areas with rubber cement. Keeps dye out and peels off when done.

Garryjercia 08-11-2013 09:54 PM

Rubber cement might stick to the disc, it being rubber and all.

riqu 08-12-2013 08:09 AM

As long as it wont bond with it should be fine, thanks!

tbird888 08-12-2013 09:44 AM

Elmer's glue works too, but it takes a fairly long time to dry completely.


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