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Old 08-02-2011, 02:27 PM   #16
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I bought some violent red dye it only color they had so I'm try it just hope don't turn red lol But if it does it will match my next body scheme I plan on doing.
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These were dyed with purple rit as well. They came out a very dark grape purple, but the wife likes it.
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I bought some violent red dye it only color they had so I'm try it just hope don't turn red lol But if it does it will match my next body scheme I plan on doing.
You should have a PM from me about how to dye the wheels PINK.

The dye you want to use is Rit Dye and the color is Petal Pink. And this you can buy at walmart.
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nope...my wife and daughter....

Ive been looking for the writeup Brian Smith did about dying wheels...its in the VTA paint thread and Ive gone back 10 pages and dont see it...but its real detailed and should be your best bet for results..Ive seen his, and they look great
Maybe here:
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ml#post8555941

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http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ml#post8589505
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I have had good success using RIT dye on the white VTA wheels. Here are links to posts I've made in the VTA Pic & Paint thread

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ml#post8589344

http://www.rctech.net/forum/8589344-post1757.html

http://www.rctech.net/forum/8589505-post1758.html

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The main thing to be aware of when dying the wheels with RIT dye is that the amount of time the wheel sits in the solution will affect how dark the end result will look. The wheel will never exceed the shade of the dye you are using, but it may end up being darker (or lighter) than you might expect.

I highly recommend measuring the ratio of dye to water each time you attempt to dye a wheel so you can duplicate your results at a later time. It can be almost impossible to exactly match colors between separate attempts, but you can get close enough where it won't be obvious.

If you only plan on dyeing wheels once, I would recommend dyeing 2 sets of front wheels and 1 set of rear wheels. On most tracks, the front tires seem to wear quicker than the rears. By having 4 fronts and 2 rears, you will be able to race longer with the custom color you created.
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These were dyed with purple rit as well. They came out a very dark grape purple, but the wife likes it.
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You should have a PM from me about how to dye the wheels PINK.

The dye you want to use is Rit Dye and the color is Petal Pink. And this you can buy at walmart.
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I have had good success using RIT dye on the white VTA wheels. Here are links to posts I've made in the VTA Pic & Paint thread

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ml#post8589344

http://www.rctech.net/forum/8589344-post1757.html

http://www.rctech.net/forum/8589505-post1758.html

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The main thing to be aware of when dying the wheels with RIT dye is that the amount of time the wheel sits in the solution will affect how dark the end result will look. The wheel will never exceed the shade of the dye you are using, but it may end up being darker (or lighter) than you might expect.

I highly recommend measuring the ratio of dye to water each time you attempt to dye a wheel so you can duplicate your results at a later time. It can be almost impossible to exactly match colors between separate attempts, but you can get close enough where it won't be obvious.

If you only plan on dyeing wheels once, I would recommend dyeing 2 sets of front wheels and 1 set of rear wheels. On most tracks, the front tires seem to wear quicker than the rears. By having 4 fronts and 2 rears, you will be able to race longer with the custom color you created.
Thanks for sharing the pics. The pics help to get a visual on how to do it.

It would be easier if they just made neon colors.

That does sound like a smart thing to do, but knowing me I will want to change wheel colors from pink to red to green and maybe to blue. Thought about dieing each wheel a different color but Chris said no lol
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