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It's gonna be pretty concentrated, I don't think you need to make it even more so. And yes, hot but not boiling. I brought mine up to the edge of boiling, then pulled off the stove for about a minute before submerging the disc. Then I checked the disc color and flipped it over about every 5 minutes or so until the desired color was achieved. The hot water really opens up the pores of the plastic and allows for a surprising amount of color saturation. Also, I found that this process made the discs permanently more grippy and pliable. So there is some risk that you will experience some post-dye differences in hand feel.

I also considered the worm dye, but didn't go that route because a) $10 dye for a $15 disc seemed disproportionate, and b) I could only find scented worm dyes and I didn't want my discin' bag and car trunk to stink. And I dyed for the exact same reason as you -- just wanted a disc that's easier to find. I don't care so much about the aesthetics of my discs. The grippier handfeel was an added benefit, but has made me leery of dying discs that are already 'perfect'.
if i didnt do the heat would the dye still stick

you use a like a big ass spaghetti pot or what to submerge the disc

longer or shorter in water to make it more visible on the course

the main disc i wanna do is my putting putter and main approach disc well see

and do you usually buy it off amazon

thank you for all your responses and helping me i really appreciate it!!
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Old 10-05-2019, 02:54 PM
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if i didnt do the heat would the dye still stick -- No. I tried using lukewarm water, and the results were bad. Barely any dye soaked through. It has to be hot.

you use a like a big ass spaghetti pot or what to submerge the disc -- yes. stainless steel.

longer or shorter in water to make it more visible on the course -- it's a balance. Too short in the water, and you won't really notice much difference from before. Too long, and the color will darken more than desired. Hence why I would check about every 5 minutes or so. The hotter the water, the less time needed.

the main disc i wanna do is my putting putter and main approach disc well see

and do you usually buy it off amazon -- yes.

thank you for all your responses and helping me i really appreciate it!!
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Old 10-05-2019, 05:04 PM
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No problem man! Answers above.
perfect now i have everything else and am off to amazon to order the dye

i will report back in about a week thanks a million!!

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Old 10-09-2019, 02:37 PM
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perfect now i have everything else and am off to amazon to order the dye

i will report back in about a week thanks a million!!
What kind of plastic are you trying to dye?

Different Plastics take Dye differently. Like DX type and PRO type plastic will take dye but it takes a long time and it fades really fast. A lot of people wont even go to the trouble to dye that type of plastic but I have had some good results it just fades sooner than the others.

Star type takes dye super fast and holds it pretty well where champ type plastic takes the dye pretty fast and seems to hold the color better and the lines stay crisper longer.

Where you are dying the whole disc dye migration and blur doesn't really matter but if your putter is soft plastic like DX (Innova) or super soft (Gateway) or the likes you will need to heat your dye up and then remove the heat and put your disc in and basically let it sit overnight to get that type of plastic to take the color. Where as the more premium plastics will go much quicker 2 - 30 minutes depending on how dark you want it.

I mix an Idye poly packet with 1 Quart of water heat it up in the pan remove the heat and put the disc in. When your done just store the dye mixture in a quart canning bottle and you can use it again and again. Good luck!
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:38 PM
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What kind of plastic are you trying to dye?

Different Plastics take Dye differently. Like DX type and PRO type plastic will take dye but it takes a long time and it fades really fast. A lot of people wont even go to the trouble to dye that type of plastic but I have had some good results it just fades sooner than the others.

Star type takes dye super fast and holds it pretty well where champ type plastic takes the dye pretty fast and seems to hold the color better and the lines stay crisper longer.

Where you are dying the whole disc dye migration and blur doesn't really matter but if your putter is soft plastic like DX (Innova) or super soft (Gateway) or the likes you will need to heat your dye up and then remove the heat and put your disc in and basically let it sit overnight to get that type of plastic to take the color. Where as the more premium plastics will go much quicker 2 - 30 minutes depending on how dark you want it.

I mix an Idye poly packet with 1 Quart of water heat it up in the pan remove the heat and put the disc in. When your done just store the dye mixture in a quart canning bottle and you can use it again and again. Good luck!
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and i think i have a proton or two that needs some brightening up too
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I guess I should have read all of the posts! Plasma plastic should dye pretty well and pretty fast. Post some before and after pictures so we can see the results!
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:26 PM
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thank you all for the help

i used idye pink and ordered it off amazon

i completely messed up my first dye i went way too hot with the water and way too long **** came out almost purple

i found 2-3 minutes and flipping it in the water worked better than 5 minutes but i may have had the water pretty hot

my discs are gstar feel now but thats ok by me

this really should ease my finding the discs after i throw them its night and day difference sorry old phone so it looks a little janky

i saved the leftover dye water mix

i would do this again and if i dont lose my discs ill post back with year update if the dye fades or burns holes into the disc or stays perfect



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thank you all for the help

i used idye pink and ordered it off amazon

i completely messed up my first dye i went way too hot with the water and way too long **** came out almost purple

i found 2-3 minutes and flipping it in the water worked better than 5 minutes but i may have had the water pretty hot

my discs are gstar feel now but thats ok by me

this really should ease my finding the discs after i throw them its night and day difference sorry old phone so it looks a little janky

i saved the leftover dye water mix

i would do this again and if i dont lose my discs ill post back with year update if the dye fades or burns holes into the disc or stays perfect


That Proton Ion turned out awesome! The others look solid too, but that P Ion looks even better than new. Glad it worked out for you! And hope the difference in grip doesn't bother you too much. The grip change is admittedly the one downside.
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That Proton Ion turned out awesome! The others look solid too, but that P Ion looks even better than new. Glad it worked out for you! And hope the difference in grip doesn't bother you too much. The grip change is admittedly the one downside.
it was initially darker than intended but i think a little sun fade and its going to be great

well it couldnt get any worse really cuz it would just be sitting in the basement if i didnt dye it

the grip will be fine its better than electron anyday
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:33 PM
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fwiw my plaz ion stuck out very brightly in the fallen leaves i could actually see it before i got within ten feet of it

and the rest lit up too

well worth the money and time

lets see if the sun fades it or if the dye holds

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