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Old 11-18-2017, 12:01 AM
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Default Making Champion Type Discs More Opaque?

Hello. I tried to search for this and couldn't find anything.

My goal in this request is to make discs easier to find, plain and simple. To me, Star Type/opaque plastic in a given color is easier to find than a Champion/semitransparent disc of the same color.

So, is there any way to make Champion type plastic more opaque so that the colors can become more vivid as in a Star type disc?

I'd like to take something like this, which isn't a bad color...


...and make it look more like the bottom right Buzzz in this picture.


Thought or ideas anyone? Thanks.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:46 AM
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Nothing that would make it legal. I guess you could experiment with markers, maybe on the bottom of the disc to add a solid layer of ink, but I don't think there's a color that would preserve the visibility of a brighter color, let alone enhance it. Maybe white? Is that even an available market color? Silver and gold typically sit on top of the plastic so I'm not even sure they're technically legal to use.

I'm sorry, but I think buying molds in opaque plastics in vibrant colors is your best hope.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:18 AM
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Would that neon fishing lure dye work on that color plastic? If all you care about is making it visible, it doesn't have to be pretty.
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:35 AM
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Not the answer was looking for tbird.

Halcon, that lure dye is what I have and am getting ready to use. I was wondering, though, if there's some sort of additive to make the plastic more opaque.

What I find is that even with bright semi transparent discs is that the color of your lie, under the disc, still tends to wash out the brightness somewhat. Yes, I'm nitpicking... I know. . I just reached grandmasters age and the eyes aren't what they used to be.

I'll give this thred a few days and will go from there.

Thanks!

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Old 11-18-2017, 01:42 PM
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Champion type plastic takes dye well. You could always dye the bottom of the flight plate with some darker pink. It shouldn't diminish the brightness too much and will hopefully make it almost totally opaque.
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:50 PM
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You could just buy some earlier run CE discs, they're like this already. Just stick to brighter colors and you wont have any issues finding them. Whoever thought of the dead grass tan color some of these runs had was tripping.
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You could just buy some earlier run CE discs, they're like this already. Just stick to brighter colors and you wont have any issues finding them. Whoever thought of the dead grass tan color some of these runs had was tripping.
I have a Leopard in the dead grass color and with the grass finally dieing around here I'm hating it. The only saving grace is that I really can't throw it out of my sight LoL

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Old 11-19-2017, 08:58 AM
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Ive been thinking about this and I just dont think dye will get you what you want. The way to make it more opaque is to make it darker - really deep black will look almost opaque, but even that is still definitely translucent. IMO pink wont do a whole lot even if you go as dark as possible. Perhaps if you dyed only the underside of the flight plate something darkish, like red or purple and got it real dark it might help.
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Depending on how old the molds you bag are, you could hunt down some of the older opaque Champ runs. The years around the 11X-12X stamp transition for TeeBirds had a lot of opaque molds. Discraft too. You'll pay a bit of a premium, but they'll be more visible.

Do you not like the Star-like blends or just not looking to rebuild your bag?
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:53 AM
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I have a Leopard in the dead grass color and with the grass finally dieing around here I'm hating it. The only saving grace is that I really can't throw it out of my sight LoL
I have a fourth run T molded teebird, and I have spent 30+ minutes looking for it in the middle of the fairway with the dead grass during winter. In the summer its pretty easy to see, but in the winter it becomes impossible so I only throw it in summer time park golf settings. Even in the summer it can be tough to spot in the woods.
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