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Old 09-13-2013, 04:34 PM
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Default Can dyeing affect stability of a disc?

If this question has already been asked, I am sorry, I did some searching but found nothing on my own.

So do you believe the process of using chemicals to remove the stamp, scalding hot dye/water to apply ink, and flash cooling while washing the disc causes a change in the stability?

I had noticed this from two of my champion discs I dyed. The champion plastic should hold well against wear, and therefore against changes in the stability over time, but I noticed a change after they were dyed. Maybe this was immediate change, or just made the champion plastic wear in faster than normal. I had bought brand new champion discs to match the teebird and leopard I dyed. These new discs seemed far more stable than those I dyed, even though there was maybe 6 months time in between.

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Old 09-13-2013, 04:36 PM
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If you over heat dye, you can flatten a disc. Which could change stability.

Also, new run discs could just be a bit more stable.
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:19 PM
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I've literally dyed hundreds of discs and never noticed a difference in flight. Except as everyone knows dyed discs fly better.
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If this question has already been asked, I am sorry, I did some searching but found nothing on my own.

So do you believe the process of using chemicals to remove the stamp, scalding hot dye/water to apply ink, and flash cooling while washing the disc causes a change in the stability?

I had noticed this from two of my champion discs I dyed. The champion plastic should hold well against wear, and therefore against changes in the stability over time, but I noticed a change after they were dyed. Maybe this was immediate change, or just made the champion plastic wear in faster than normal. I had bought brand new champion discs to match the teebird and leopard I dyed. These new discs seemedfar more stable than those I dyed, even though there was maybe 6 months time in between.

What do you all think?
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If you over heat dye, you can flatten a disc. Which could change stability.

Also, new run discs could just be a bit more stable.

*overstable
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:59 PM
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Except as everyone knows dyed discs fly better.
This is very true after I did my first couple dyes I noticed a little more distance out of them
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:21 PM
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*overstable
I didn't say straight, I said stable.
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Oh stop it guys!
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:39 PM
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So... if I'm heterosexual, does that make me stable?
If I lean to the left politically, does that mean I'm overstable or undertsable?

Maybe stability is more overrated.

This forum's like being arrested: anything you say can and will be used against you!

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depends what color you dye it. blue discs are more overstable and the yellow ones are really understable. avoid green.... green is the crapshoot color of stability.
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depends what color you dye it. blue discs are more overstable and the yellow ones are really understable. avoid green.... green is the crapshoot color of stability.
and here I thought it was the image dyed on it that affected the stability.


Kidding aside, exposure to significant heat for any decent amount of time during the dyeing process can certainly affect the shape of the flight plate (i.e. flatness/dominess), which could definitely affect stability.
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