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Old 10-11-2006, 11:25 AM   #11
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how would you use the dye?? I have never done that before...

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i know that kyosho make 4wd rims and so does tamiya .... but im pretty sure proline doesnt.
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dying rims...

Originally Posted by Crafty
how would you use the dye?? I have never done that before...

You will need: Stove (heating element)
lots of paper towels
large pot

1) First you need a large pot that will hold at LEAST 2 rims. Value Village is a good place to get a used pot. DON'T USE A POT THAT YOU USE FOR COOKING!!!!!!
(If you can get your hands on a bigger pot that will hold 4 rims its better cause you will be able to dye all 4 at the same time, and they will all be the same shade).

2) Fill pot with water so the rims will be submerged in water.
3) use 1/3 to 1/2 package of dye (this is the dry power stuff, if you use the liquid stuff you only need a little)

Remember you can always add more dye if need be...If you add too much you can pour some out and add water.

4) Place pot on stove element and put element on medium or so. (the heat quickens the reaction) DON'T PUT ON HIGH OR YOU WILL WARP YOU RIMS!!!

5) Place rims in pot with the warm water and dye solution.
6) Gently stir Make sure rims don't sit on the bottom of the pot because the heat from the stove may warp rims. (you can use the double boiler technique to reduce chances of warping rims. Place a larger pot under the pot with the dye and water solution, place 1 inch of water in the bottom of the larger pot)

dying process takes 5- 15 min depending on how hot water temp is.

7) Take rims out at desired colour and place on paper towels to dry.


You can always dye to a darker colour ie) if you have yellow rims you can dye them red but cannot dye them light blue. You can try but the colour won't be what you want.

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