Changing color of wheels/rim with Dye?

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I know this can be done with some types of smaller scale RC wheels/rims but has anyone done this with FG wheels? Marder ones in particular?
 

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yeah with white rims we done it to a set of white lauterbacher to purple and badobsession on this forum did it with a set of white fg stadium rims to orange the results can be seen in the leopard section on this forum

what u need to do is get a boil in the pan dye which u can get from the woolworths and the likes

boil a big pan of water try and do all 4 at once if the pot is big enough if not do 2 at a time

add your dye

and drop in your rims and leave for roughly 45-60 mins but keep stirring them

then when u take them out lay them on newspaper until they cool and there u have it coloured rims

i will also add it can be rather messy to do
 

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Nice one! I'll give that a go. By the way, would it work ok if the rims have tyres on them? I got 2 sets to do but one has the tyres on, I'm guessing the dye wont affect the black tyre rubber?
 

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we tried a set of 1/8ths with tyres on and what happened was that they floated in the water on top it does colour the rubber a bit and if the wheels haven't been well degreased u may get a spotted dog effect lol
 

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i have one sitting in the garage got it from usa a few years back
looks cool when under a 5th
its a work of art all alloy work just like the real thing .

yours for £10.00 plus p+p
send me a pm if interested can post up pics if you want to see it .
mark...
 

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i have one sitting in the garage got it from usa a few years back
looks cool when under a 5th
its a work of art all alloy work just like the real thing .

yours for £10.00 plus p+p
send me a pm if interested can post up pics if you want to see it .
mark...
Yep Mark, I'd love to see some Pics then we'll go from there if that's OK?
 

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dye for rims

hi Whizzy my name is leadfoot what type of dye do you guys use all I have been doing is painting them because I trash them too fast but it dosen't stay long. how long will it last
 

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it dyes the whole thing fairly deep into the plastic, you can cut a chuck out and in most cases still have color.

the hotter the dye is and still not boiling then the deeper it should go inot the part
 
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