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Rit dye a Spydie to look camo

Postby RJNC » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:27 pm

Any of you Rit dye guys ever tried dieing a white Spyderco knife to look like classic woodland camo? Could it be done?

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Postby FIMS » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:31 pm

Im assuming if you used the greens and browns and blacks and sort of swirled the dye, it could work, but you would have your work cut out for you.
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Postby JNewell » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:37 pm

You would have to do as many separate dye baths as you wanted colors. That would require masking off areas already dyed and to be dyed every time you dye another color. I'm not sure you could effectively do this at all with the textured FRN.

Lacrosse players use hot glue to mask off areas when they dye their sticks but that's a larger, smooth surface. In theory, I guess you could use blobs of hot glue to mask areas off, but in real life doing an E4 or D4 scale would be a PITA and it's hard to envision it working very well. But, hey, give it a try and show us the pix! :D
FIMS wrote:Im assuming if you used the greens and browns and blacks and sort of swirled the dye, it could work, but you would have your work cut out for you.
Unfortunately, you'd get mud brown or black. You need to ^^^ mask the material if you're going to use dye(s).

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Postby CanisMajor » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:54 pm

JNewell has it right. If you try and you don't like how it turns out, you could just dye the whole thing black.

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Postby tonydahose » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:08 pm

i think candle wax would be easier than the hot glue gun. :confused:
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Postby noddy » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:25 pm

I haven't done anything with this dye, but it sounds like it takes so quick, you could maybe paint it on with a brush

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Postby RJNC » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:06 pm

Yeah I was thinking that too, make the dye really thick and goopy and sort of paint it on.

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Postby tkdlaxer » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:10 pm

JNewell wrote:You would have to do as many separate dye baths as you wanted colors. That would require masking off areas already dyed and to be dyed every time you dye another color. I'm not sure you could effectively do this at all with the textured FRN.

Lacrosse players use hot glue to mask off areas when they dye their sticks but that's a larger, smooth surface. In theory, I guess you could use blobs of hot glue to mask areas off, but in real life doing an E4 or D4 scale would be a PITA and it's hard to envision it working very well. But, hey, give it a try and show us the pix! :D



Unfortunately, you'd get mud brown or black. You need to ^^^ mask the material if you're going to use dye(s).
I was just going to give the lacrosse hot clue didbit.

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Postby RJNC » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:17 pm

So with the hot glue, I'd have to glue over the parts already dyed, when I put a new color on. So I'd really have to make sure my colors are fully dried on before applying the next color.

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Postby BuffaloBill » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:54 pm

tonydahose wrote:i think candle wax would be easier than the hot glue gun. :confused:
candle wax would probably work better, but more of a pain to clean out.
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Postby FIMS » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:14 pm

If it takes so fast to the FRN, could you not airbrush it?
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Postby chuck buck » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:17 pm

personally i think its a bad idea. however maybe try an eye dropper for a flecktarn style camo look.

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Postby JNewell » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:30 pm

FIMS wrote:If it takes so fast to the FRN, could you not airbrush it?
In my experience, it does not take that fast...

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Postby JNewell » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:32 pm

RJNC wrote:So with the hot glue, I'd have to glue over the parts already dyed, when I put a new color on. So I'd really have to make sure my colors are fully dried on before applying the next color.
You'd have to do both the already-dyed areas and the to-be-dyed later areas. To illustrate, if you want three colors:

1. Mask area 2 and area 3, dye area 1
2. Mask area 1 and area 3, dye area 2
3. Mask area 1 and area 2, dye area 3

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Postby JNewell » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:33 pm

BuffaloBill wrote:candle wax would probably work better, but more of a pain to clean out.
Bet you're right (on both counts).

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Postby RJNC » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:58 pm

I'm gonna try the "painting" it on technique on a white frn Ladybug, I'll post pics when I'm done.

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Postby Jay_Ev » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:02 pm

BuffaloBill wrote:candle wax would probably work better, but more of a pain to clean out.
I'm not sure at what temperature candle wax melts but I would think it would melt right off in the hot water.
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Postby cosmo7809 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:13 pm

I dont think the "painting" would work... Isnt the whole thing about the rit dye is the heat? That in a way "cooks" the color on...



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Postby RJNC » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:56 am

Well I went for the painting it on technique, I made the Rit dye the consistency of mud and painted it on like camo. I used green, brown and black. Drying now, pics to follow.

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Postby noddy » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:30 pm

bravo! looking forward to seeing this :)


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