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Duff-Dyed 11-19-2013 12:18 AM

dye alternatives, and broader ranges of colors
im looking for more vibrant colors to do dyes w... and i need a decent green. i use idye poly exclusively, and would love to offer some neons and other hues. lets make a list of pigments that work well for disc dying... and what they work good for... i guess just add to the list here... ill update when new ones are posted.

- idye poly: marble, stencil, flydye, dip dye, painting

mattc 11-19-2013 10:29 AM

is there a neon pink available somewhere?
i see the idye poly has pink #456 - is it very bright?

jchoate7 11-19-2013 12:06 PM

Because you started this thread I kind of got an idea as a possible iDye alternative. I have never tried it and this is just an idea. Do you think you could drain a sharpie of ink and mix that with a bit of acetone and shaving cream to make a mix that would work? Just an idea, I have never tried it.

Duff-Dyed 11-22-2013 02:18 PM

i havent ordered the pink yet, so i cant attest to its hue. i know the kelly green was not at all what i was expecting. both greens idye has are very earthy brownish greens... disappointing. and i need a good green alternative.

as far as the sharpie idea goes, idk how well it would last over time. sharpie ink fades quickly.

NuNinja 11-22-2013 07:03 PM

I'm testing out some lagoon blue punky color. Getting some nice teal color.

Odyssey113 11-27-2013 12:49 PM

Has anyone tested out acid dyes? There is a grip of colors available on the dharma trading co site. If not I am willing to give it a shot but would rather not waste my money if it has already been tested.

bizZie 11-28-2013 10:49 PM

I tried sharpie ink mixed with 70% alcohol the other day and it works, somewhat. I think I used to much alcohol (only used one red sharpie) so it was more of a bright pink color. Painted it on star and dx plastic and it worked for both. The dx was really faded but it turned out pretty decent on star. I use idye poly and acetone a lot but I'm still on the quest for more vibrant colors as well.

Edit: From my research acid dyes won't work very well or at all. They all talk about needing a disperse dye mixed with heat and a carrier to open the fibers and allow the dye in the material.

Odyssey113 12-12-2013 04:32 PM

Think this is the stuff! at least some of it...
Well I took bmxpunker's advice that he had mentioned in the brainwave thread about reading that Jeff Ash had mentioned using worm bait dye on his circles on the outside of the disc and I am more than happy to report these results...I posted this in the brainwave thread as well but figured I should share it here too.

Its called quick coat worm dye. Dye soaks in almost immediately and even after a warm water rinse it maintained almost 100% of the color. Also its UV reflective. The lime green I ordered came out almost the same as the yellow (chartreuse). I just ordered the rest of the color spectrum to play with...This stuff is awesome! Have fun fellow dye heads :thmbup:


Kenny53691 12-12-2013 04:53 PM

did you dilute it or just paint it straight on?

Hartley444 12-12-2013 05:59 PM

How does the worm dye work on darker colored discs? I have one that is pea green w a bad black dye on it. Wanted to dye over it to make it easier to see.

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