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Changing color of wheels/rim with Dye?

Discussion in 'General Large Scale RC' started by Del, Mar 26, 2007.

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  1. Del

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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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    Not the best shot of them but its a old pic of my buggy with Rite dye sunshine orange.
     

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    where did you get that mini trolley jack? very cool!
     
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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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    Yep Mark, I'd love to see some Pics then we'll go from there if that's OK?
     
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    pics of jack.
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    you like ..
    mark:cool2:
     
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    If you get one of those and you will have to get a tool box like Scoots to go with it.:D
     
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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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    tye die rim

    how long will it last and thank you BTB
     
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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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    if you try to do the wheels with the tyres on the heat will make the superglue soft and you will be able to take off the tyres as well..