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MN_DiscGolfer 10-02-2012 01:11 PM

Possible Brainwave Technique?
Ok this may have been gone over already, or tried but I know a lot of people like the brainwave dyes so I figured I'd share my findings and hopefully someone has either tried or will try and share some results. I currently don't have the time to test it out.

The other day I was drying a photograph with a blow dryer in a class that I'm taking where I develop my own film and the way the water beaded up made me think of the brainwave dyes I've seen. I'm curious to see if anyone has done this and what kind of results they have had. Like I said I would test it myself but I just don't have the time to do it this semester.

Todd Wiley 10-02-2012 01:37 PM

From what I understand, the brainwave dyes are achieved by letting the discs sit in a "special solution" before being dyed.

Bamm 10-02-2012 01:39 PM

I'm all for understanding how stuff works as well, but as inexpensively as "the brainwave guy" is dyeing them, it's just too easy to ship them to him. Even if I knew how I doubt I could dye them any cheaper than what he charges.........jb

MN_DiscGolfer 10-02-2012 07:09 PM

I've never actually looked into getting them done from him. The brainwaves are sweet to look at but I don't think I'd actually dye mine that way kuz I don't really like anything thats tye-dye ish. I was more just wondering if anyone had some trials using a method similar to this and if the effect came out similar to what his are looking like. Like I said I just noticed how the water was beading off of a photograph under a blow dryer and I'm assuming dye would bead the same way, the issue then would be getter the dye to be liquid enough to bead up but somehow still thick enough to once beaded actually stay in that shape long enough for the dye to take.

bmxpunk01 10-02-2012 09:09 PM

I haven't used a hairdryer, but I did test out somewhat of a similar technique - I wanted some "ink blow" type effects - like a Ralph Steadman drawing, so I dropped so dye onto a disc, and then blew through a straw to push it out... it worked somewhat, but I think the dye would have to be really concentrated to get a good pattern out of it. This also wasn't all that similar to the "brainwave".

I've looked at the brainwave dyes, and thought I read something somewhere that the "special solution" was Pam - spray on some Pam, then drop on some dye - while interesting, I also don't really want to dye a disc in this method, as I'm just not that into it.

I have thought about trying to add some oil to heated dye solution to try & get some intentional bubbles, but don't have any test discs currently to try it out...

moose-mdg 10-02-2012 10:13 PM

all i know about the brainwaves is they smell like grape kool aid

B3NDER 10-02-2012 10:20 PM

I think it's more of a "smartie" smell than straight grape kool aid, either way, I love it, and my bag will soon smell entirely like this :thmbup:

Brainwavedisc 10-07-2012 11:43 PM

He's back... :clap:

silverbullet 10-07-2012 11:48 PM


Brainwavedisc 10-08-2012 12:27 AM

Here is some of my work over the past thirty days...

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