#631  
Old 03-12-2019, 01:39 PM
roggenb3's Avatar
roggenb3 roggenb3 is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Madtown
Years Playing: 13.4
Courses Played: 135
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,797
Niced 994 Times in 528 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by X06X View Post
I have been using I-Dye Poly, but cannot figure out how much of the powder dye to use, and how much acetone, or water to use? Is there some ratio that should be followed?
Not really. 1 packet per large mason jar (24-32 oz) will work fine.

I think the instructions to use it for dyeing clothes say 2-3 gallons per packet, so that is a very high concentration.

Can't help you with the acetone mix as I avoid that.

For detergent/soap mixes I use about 1/4 - 3/8 of a teaspoon per 4oz of detergent.
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #632  
Old 03-12-2019, 07:55 PM
X06X's Avatar
X06X X06X is offline
Bogey Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Santa Ana
Years Playing: 10
Courses Played: 1
Posts: 87
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roggenb3 View Post
Not really. 1 packet per large mason jar (24-32 oz) will work fine.

I think the instructions to use it for dyeing clothes say 2-3 gallons per packet, so that is a very high concentration.

Can't help you with the acetone mix as I avoid that.

For detergent/soap mixes I use about 1/4 - 3/8 of a teaspoon per 4oz of detergent.
Thanks for that info. Does the detergent help to thicken the dye? i have used shaving cream, but with only some success. I guess its all trial and error.
Reply With Quote
  #633  
Old 03-12-2019, 11:39 PM
roggenb3's Avatar
roggenb3 roggenb3 is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Madtown
Years Playing: 13.4
Courses Played: 135
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,797
Niced 994 Times in 528 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by X06X View Post
Thanks for that info. Does the detergent help to thicken the dye? i have used shaving cream, but with only some success. I guess its all trial and error.
I use detergent to make "dye paint", more or less. If you can find my earlier posts in dye a day threads, i often gave extensive details. Or find the couple "how its made" threads.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #634  
Old 03-27-2019, 03:37 AM
Nenja's Avatar
Nenja Nenja is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tjörn, Sweden.
Years Playing: 2.7
Courses Played: 4
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 626
Niced 193 Times in 124 Posts
Default

I'll just ask here since it might really be the colour...

Last night I tried to dye my first discs and since I was impatient I decided to try "Herdins multi fabric" which is supposed to color polyamid. I used a mix of few drips of water, 1:1 aceton and detergent. It looked good and all but 5 hours later it came off practically without leaving a spot.

Is it the color? My fluid mix or maybe the fact that I tested it on 2 glow (Innova and kastaplast) and one older opto, I bet opaque premium will take it better but, that much better or should I just accept the wasted money and order idye?
Reply With Quote
  #635  
Old 03-27-2019, 10:35 AM
roggenb3's Avatar
roggenb3 roggenb3 is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Madtown
Years Playing: 13.4
Courses Played: 135
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,797
Niced 994 Times in 528 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nenja View Post
Is it the color? My fluid mix or maybe the fact that I tested it on 2 glow (Innova and kastaplast) and one older opto, I bet opaque premium will take it better but, that much better or should I just accept the wasted money and order idye?
Probably this.

Is it made for synthetic fibers? I can't find anything in English about that stuff online.
Reply With Quote
  #636  
Old 03-27-2019, 09:21 PM
Nenja's Avatar
Nenja Nenja is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tjörn, Sweden.
Years Playing: 2.7
Courses Played: 4
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 626
Niced 193 Times in 124 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roggenb3 View Post
Probably this.

Is it made for synthetic fibers? I can't find anything in English about that stuff online.
Yeah but I guess it doesn't even work for that, communist environmental friendly bull. 😅
Reply With Quote
  #637  
Old 10-05-2019, 10:10 AM
elmexdela elmexdela is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Courses Played: 194
Posts: 8,019
Niced 1,875 Times in 1,085 Posts
Default

plaz ion that started off pink and now faded

im looking to restore a bright pink color

buy idye poly pink and mix it with water and dunk my disc and is that really that simple

am i missing anything or anything easier
Reply With Quote
  #638  
Old 10-05-2019, 10:57 AM
aphilso1's Avatar
aphilso1 aphilso1 is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Nebraska
Years Playing: 2.1
Courses Played: 27
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 711
Niced 423 Times in 259 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by elmexdela View Post
plaz ion that started off pink and now faded

im looking to restore a bright pink color

buy idye poly pink and mix it with water and dunk my disc and is that really that simple

am i missing anything or anything easier

Earlier this year I did some color dyes with idye. Like you, I really just wanted solid bright colors. It works really well when the pre-dyed disc is white, but still works OK when the disc is a light color and your dyeing within the same general color. I think it's worth a shot to turn your faded light pink disc into a more vibrant pink. Just make sure to use really hot water. I tried using cooler water to mitigate the risk of inadvertently affecting the disc's dome, but my non-white discs really didn't absorb the idye unless the water was piping hot.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #639  
Old 10-05-2019, 11:01 AM
elmexdela elmexdela is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Courses Played: 194
Posts: 8,019
Niced 1,875 Times in 1,085 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aphilso1 View Post
Earlier this year I did some color dyes with idye. Like you, I really just wanted solid bright colors. It works really well when the pre-dyed disc is white, but still works OK when the disc is a light color. I think it's worth a shot to turn your faded light pink disc into a more vibrant pink. Just make sure to use really hot water. I tried using cooler water to mitigate the risk of inadvertently affecting the disc's dome, but my non-white discs really didn't absorb the idye unless the water was piping hot.
im not expecting the world i just want something less laborious to find in the woods

i dont care if its solid or looks choppy i just want it to pop out more

i have a few discs aim had when he used the worm dye but the idye is almost $10 cheaper and you know im dg cheap

so hot water but not boiling

would it work to do less water so the dye is a higher concentration
Reply With Quote
 

  #640  
Old 10-05-2019, 02:56 PM
aphilso1's Avatar
aphilso1 aphilso1 is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Nebraska
Years Playing: 2.1
Courses Played: 27
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 711
Niced 423 Times in 259 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by elmexdela View Post
im not expecting the world i just want something less laborious to find in the woods

i dont care if its solid or looks choppy i just want it to pop out more

i have a few discs aim had when he used the worm dye but the idye is almost $10 cheaper and you know im dg cheap

so hot water but not boiling

would it work to do less water so the dye is a higher concentration
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'.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Noobie Question Thread (Dumb Questions answered here) Frank Delicious General Disc Golf Chat 4261 08-16-2019 10:30 AM
The Dye A Day Thread! hippiediscdude Disc Dyeing 7880 02-24-2012 12:21 AM
Noobie Rules Question rowdyray Rules Questions & Discussion 11 01-24-2011 12:30 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.