Dreads

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Taibrel

New Member
I know there have been a few posts on making dreads and the material used but can anyone give me any idea on how i would go about making white or blue opaque dreads?

Any help or tips appreciated.


Cheers

Tai
 

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Yarko

Well-Known Member
Make a dread in foam, mix transparent silicone with blue or white paint and cover the dread with the silicone. That's what I do and it works fine for me.
 

Taibrel

New Member
so silicone would be best option? do you know if silicone if quite heat resistant as im thinking of putting blue LED's at base of dread and hoping it will sort of travel down dread, also make clear resin beads to show the blue glow also
 

Yarko

Well-Known Member
I don't know if it's the best option, but it's cheap and easy. And I *love* the texture silicone gives to the dreads. So fleshy...

So far as I know, there shouldn't be any problem with silicone and leds, but it's not that I've tried to put them together. You can always make a single prototype dread and see if everything goes right.
 

juiceredrum

New Member
this is when i asked this question lol my dread question thread hez and alot of people give some great info
and here is monsterrooms dread 101 here he mentions pigment added to the foam but bjb will mix black pigment and thasts the best way it but you have to buy five gallons and ship runs me like 80 and for five gallons of 265 foam mixed with pigment is like 370.00 you can also buy pigments like so-strong and latex pigment from fxwarehouse and do it drop by drop but its a mother ****** to get it the right ratio



quick edit im doing some experiments with inks and the cold foam ill let u know how it goes
with some different stuff

hope this helps at some
 

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