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Author Topic: Rit Dye and Plastic Joysticks  (Read 568 times)

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Rit Dye and Plastic Joysticks
« on: September 13, 2003, 12:15:02 pm »
I understand that the use of rit dye for dying plastics has been brought up before... it was actually the reason I am willing to try this.

I picked up a green MCA joystick that I am hoping to do as deep a black as possible (should be interesting!!!!) I was curious as to peoples success in the past. Any ideas, Tips or examples to share?

The second thing is does anyone have a smart idea for actually safely removing colour from plastic before the dying process... something to whiten it without affecting its quality to harshly? Any ideas?

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Re:Rit Dye and Plastic Joysticks
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2003, 08:36:43 pm »
I'd suggest Krylon's Fusion paint or SEM dye before Rit dye. The only thing I've ever had Rit sucessfully dye was the inside of a commercial aluminum cooking pot. (My mom's still pissed about that experiment.) ;)

The color pigment is blended into plastic while it's being melted, and I don't think it'd be possible to bleach any color out of it. Since you're looking to go darker, the existing color shouldn't be a problem.