Blue ZDP Delica RIT-dyed,sacrilege?

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Blue ZDP Delica RIT-dyed,sacrilege?

Postby JT » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:09 am

So I have one slightly used Blue ZPD Delica Sprint run. If I remember right, there were 1200pcs made. I like the ZDP's pointier blade shape,I like the ZDP, it takes an wicked edge, and holds it pretty good. BUT to my eyes the light blue colour of the handles is just weird.

As I have some yellow Spyderhawks to RIT-dye, and possibly one FG D-Fly too, I thought of the idea to dye the Delica too. And yes, you've guessed the colour I'm going to use, black. As I almost only wear black pants, I find the black colour most convenient.

So, If you had a blue Delica Sprint, would you dye it? Mind you, this one is somewhat of a user... I guess I'm just trying to ease my guilt.. :o
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Postby VashHash » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:13 am

I would. If you can't buy what you want then do it yourself. If it's a user you probably will never get rid of it so why does it matter it's your knife. The RIT dye works wonders my friend. My spyderhawks are still black. Just make sure you follow the instructions and get all the dye to dissovle. I used a bent coat hanger through the hole where the barrel clips went in to hold the spyderhawks and stir them around. If you want the full treatment take the barrel clips off because if not the spot where the barrel clip is will stay yellow. Apparently it's watertight when it seals against the FRN.

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Postby rycen » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:20 am

Why not see if someone will swap scales with you?
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Postby The Deacon » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:21 am

I wouldn't, but only because I like that blue/grey color about as well as I like black. Since you don't, the "collector value" has already been killed by using it, and you're going to be dying other knives, I'd say go for it.

Foliage green would be a different story. I'm considering dying both my G-10 D'fly and UKPKDP. :D
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Postby Dr. Snubnose » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:35 am

While you are at it just dye your hands black as well...this way you'll be really stealth....Doc :p :D
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Postby Crocodilo » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:37 am

I think I'd like to take my Endura 4 Wave the RIT way. Any clues on where I can obtain (online) some of that bottled/powdered magic?
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Postby npueppke » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:40 am

I'd dye it.

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Postby FLYBYU44 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:59 am

That is probably my favorite Spydie ever made, so I would have to say NO! I just really like the blue color handle.
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Postby bluemist » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:07 am

When you do the dye job, do you disassemble the knife and dye scales only?

Those yellow scales have kept me from buying a spyderhawk.
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Postby Mr Blonde » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:49 am

Sacrilege? Not doing anything at all with that knife would be a sacrilege.

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Postby VashHash » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:18 am

Croc you can get RIT at wal mart or CVS or other stores like that. I don't know exactly where in walmart but i've seen it i know it. I bought some at rite aid myself.

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Postby SoCal Operator » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:52 am

Just buy a black Delica and switch the scales.
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Postby Halfneck » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:10 pm

The only reason it would be wrong is if you wanted to maintain the collector value or you have plans to sell it down the road.

If you plan on using it, then do as you will & enjoy.
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Postby Crocodilo » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:15 pm

VashHash wrote:Croc you can get RIT at wal mart or CVS or other stores like that. I don't know exactly where in walmart but i've seen it i know it. I bought some at rite aid myself.
Thanks for the tip, but... no Wal Marts or CVSs in Portugal. If I may ask, what kind of dying is usually made with this product? Industrial, hobbies and crafts, home improvement?
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Postby The Deacon » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:35 pm

RIT is meant to be used on fabric. It comes in both powdered and liquid form, but from what I've read, the powder is the type folks are using on their knives. I would imagine similar products exist in Europe. Best bet might be to ask one of the ladies in your life.
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Postby ChaosSpear » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:30 pm

I am looking to buy a regular vg-10/frn delica. I like the black and sliver color, but it looks like every other (non spidy) knife out there.

Thats why I am waiting to see the limited run ffg's with colored handles. I think the alternate colors are great.
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Postby DMgangl » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:10 pm

Im gonna dye my orange Millie when I get a chance. Im gonna try something dark but hopefully not black. If it doesn't then Black it is.

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Postby RIOT » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:11 pm

i would swap scales

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Postby harpwn » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:25 pm

AHH MAN, DON't DO IT!! JUST SELL IT!! Or buy some replacement black scales. I will buy your blue scales.

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Postby harpwn » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:28 pm

Ohh wait, my mistake - these scales are the gray non-blue that the Wave knives come in, right? I just imagine people dyeing their wonderful pink or white Delicas, and it makes me want to ;'(


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