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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2002, 11:15:00 PM »

also try paint stores, and no, not the piddly little one on the corner. look in the yellow pages and call around, ive seen 5 shades of red, black, white, grey, 3 shades of blue, 2 shades of green, purple, yellow, orange, and a couple other colors in vinyl dye at this one paint liquidator i visited, but the auto parts place had only 5 colors. :(
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2002, 01:00:00 AM »

ugh, i have dyed my cool little bezzle thing, but somehow, part of it turned up a different shade of black!! and no matter how many times i dye it (i have done it thrice, with 3 coats each time), it stays all funny shaded.  (will post pics in about an hour.)

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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2002, 12:08:00 PM »

Hey I'm the guy who was sanding my vinyl die part. IT does work but. The only thing is you have to wait a few days or it will "peal off" U have to do 3-4 coats.. it takes a lot of time.. U want to sand lightly so it's smooth. I wanted my peice to shine but i go tto the point that my plastic peace was very smooth and jet black.. The only thing is im not sure how to gloss it or wax it etc. and i don't have enough cash to buy the products. so right now i have a nice smooth jet black peice of plastic. and it sort of shines with the light on an angle. Anyways sanding will work it just takes lots of time. I actually let my peices sit a day b4 i sanded again. so basically you sand.. spray wait a day sand spra wait a day sand spray wait a day.. then sand.. Use high grit and go lightly It even works fine with water sanding and leaves less scratches.
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2002, 12:20:00 PM »

I saw some Vinyl dye at a local Auto-zone and all the colors I saw was for auto interiors, which was some basic brown, grey, dark grey, dark green and a light shade of black.  I haven't tried a paint store yet.
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2002, 03:36:00 PM »

Go to Pep Boys auto parts store.  This is where I got my dye.  They had some decent colors.

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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2002, 07:03:00 PM »

just trying to restart the thread for the new people
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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2002, 09:21:00 PM »

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On 2002-05-07 13:08, wuha wrote:
you have to wait a few days or it will "peal off"


If vinyl dye works the way I think it does, it shouldn't actually peel off...  What may have happened, though, is if there was some kind of coating you didn't know about, the vinyl dye may react oddly with the adhesive or bonding agent which may cause the coating to peel.  That's just a thought that came to me since it seemed so weird to have someone talking about vinyl dye peeling.  I did tie dye at one time and if someone told me one of the T-Shirts I had dyed peeled I would have asked them what they were smoking... :)  Of course, we weren't using vinyl dye on T-Shirts, though...  :)

The problem is how to determine if you've got some kind of coating and I have no idea how to do that...
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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2002, 06:18:00 PM »

I don't know...I'm not as big a fan of vinyl dye as most people seem to be. It is most likely just me, but I have really had difficulty in getting it to look even. I really hated the nozzle on the can I had, but still I've found that it drips extremely easily and often the drips don't just go away as they should. Another thing I get is that part of the surface will get coated a bit more and even after a week or more, will have a different finish to it than the thinner coated area. Like...it will be semi-glossy in most places and then have a few spots of completely flat color...
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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2002, 06:45:00 PM »

What brand are you using, and where did you get it?
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2002, 12:51:00 AM »

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On 2002-07-22 19:45, merlinicorpus wrote:
What brand are you using, and where did you get it?


Plasti-coat and from some auto parts store.
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