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Old 04-28-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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I was wondering if there's away to change the colors of my yellow rims to black or red? I remember hearing someone say it's possible to dye them but can't remember what it is I have to use to do this.

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RIT dye. its at the grocery store.

pot of hot water and youre set
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RIT dye. its at the grocery store.

pot of hot water and youre set
Cool! Does the water need to be hot only or do I need to have the water at a boil also?
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Cool! Does the water need to be hot only or do I need to have the water at a boil also?
I boil the water, make sure you leave them in long enough. Just check with like a big paper clip or something to hook the wheel, if you pull them out to early they are like a dark dark purple

Just put the die in the water, make sure its at least a stainless steel pan or something you dont car about ruining (if its stainless steel it will wash right off)

Thats... it.. pretty simple.
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BTW if you want them red, they might turn out a dark orange, usually its kind of hard to go from a bright color to a slightly darker color. Blacks the easiest cause you dont have to time each wheel to make sure its the same shade.

ALSO: make sure there rinsed and cleaned before you die, that can alter the color if the release agent is still on new rims.
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RIT Dye is awesome. Just get a big ole pot....boil the water then flip it to low. Drop in the dye...then the rims and let it sit. When I did a set of red it took @ 25-30 minutes to get the color I wanted. When I did Black....I just left em in there for like 2-3 hours to get em nice and black...I mean they couldn't get any DARKER than black right? They stayed purple for quite awhile.

Just make sure you do all the wheels at the same time or you will get different colors and such....
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K I'll get rit n try it. Thanks alot!!!
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