01-15-2012, 09:52 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: northern california
so, rit does actually have a gray color, but none of the local stores had any (nor even any spot on the shelf for it??). walmart and michaels had a line of dyes from "tulip" and they had the same basic instructions and materials listed as rit, so I got some and tried it. Long story short, it does not work AT ALL.
I did some research and apparently rit has two types of dyes in it, one for natural fabrics like cotton, and one for stuff like nylon (like our wheels). Rit has both dyes in it, tulip only has one, so it doesn't work for our wheels at all (but apparently it's better for clothes??).
Anyways, so you need acid dye (the acid is vinegar) for nylon, and it looks like joann carries the jacquard line of acid dyes. I'll give them a try next before special ordering the rit gray. the Jacquard has some cool colors. I'll post up how it works on some sample plastic.
jacquard color chart:
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