Dyeing resin?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by quarryman, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. quarryman

    quarryman Well-Known Member

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    Can one effectively dye white resin black with RIT dye or something, as with certain plastics? Thanks.
     
  2. lollypopuk

    lollypopuk New Member

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  3. quarryman

    quarryman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response. [​IMG] I'll give it a try.
     
  4. itbedave

    itbedave New Member

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    several of the resin manufacturer's make dye for resin. I have used Smooth-On's resin and black dye and it works very well. Doesn't take a lot either. So while the bottles may seem small for the money - it goes a LONG way.
     
  5. quarryman

    quarryman Well-Known Member

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    Oops, I should have specified. I mean AFTER the fact. The piece is already cast in white.
     
  6. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Sr Member

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    Uh, paint it?

    SAS
     
  7. itbedave

    itbedave New Member

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    Yeah - you can't dye it after the fact. Paint is your answer.
     
  8. quarryman

    quarryman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, paint it is then. I may seem like a stupid question, but I know you can soak some types of plastic in dye to change it's color. The RC car guys are all over this. I just didn't know if it would work with a resin cast part or not.
     

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