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Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby LSS152 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:23 am

I will start. How about a green digital camo Para 2?
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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby LSS152 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:23 pm

I had to re-do it. When it dried it was to light. It looks much better now. I know some of you guys have played with rit dye. Post up some pictures if you have them!

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Postby steelcity16 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:36 pm

i like those a lot!

Ihad quite a time at my first Rit dye attempt the othe day. At first they werent really taking the dye so I added the full bottle and added vinegar. Then I left them in too long and the gray looked black. Then I realized that I had put the two right sides in the neon green and the two left sides in the gray, so I just threw them all in the gray. Then I dumped the blue bottle in with the gray to try to get them to turn more blue than black. Then i left them in way too long and all the liquid boiled out and it looked like i had actually melted the scales, but it was just concentrated dried out dye on the scales. But at that point they were basically solid black. So i scrubbed the every loving crap out of them with a scotch brite pad and bar keepers friend and i ended up with this, which i quite like!! :D


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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby LSS152 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:04 pm

I like them! I didn’t even take my scales off. Just rinced everting off an could not tell that it affected anything but the scales.

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Postby attila » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:32 pm

Cruwear Para 3

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FYI, these are all the same knife, just in different lighting, and the last one is a little dirty and worn in office lighting.
Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 Dragonfly, S110V Manix 2 LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 Dragonfly, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, smooth G10 S90V Native, K390 Urban, Pakkawood Dragonfly, smooth G10 Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, Blurple Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, REX 45 Para 3, XHP Manix 2 LW, Superblue Caly 3, DLT 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, G10 ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix 2 LW, KW 204p PM2, Swick, Supergold Delica, back lock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, smooth G10 Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, CPM 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, Cru-Carta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman.

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby 40mm » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:28 pm

Dark Gray I believe is what the Rit is called. Basically looks black but I like it. ImageUntitled by Six Pound Cat, on Flickr

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Postby likethevegetable » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:57 am

Here is my dip-dyed yellow H1 ladyhawk, among my other "lunch-kit EDC" items. I used royal blue liquid RIT, and as expected, the result is a bluish green, similar to BRG.

I wanted to maintain some of the original yellow, and there is a pretty noticeable dip line. I'd recommend fully submerging the handles (even for a second) if anyone is going for the faded pattern and wants a cleaner result. Some of the original yellow is starting to poke through again even on the bottom of the handle.

Overall I'm happy with my first attempt. I'd be interested in seeing some FRN Chappies and get some ideas for a possible next project.

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby cabfrank » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:47 am

I love this thread. Keep the great pictures coming. I haven't yet, but do plan to dye someday. 😛

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Postby Sharp Guy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:03 am

Here's the two I've done...

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Postby blueblur » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:14 am

I have dyed a H1 ladybug hb navy blue and it turned very close to BRG. It was a few years ago and the color has been lightening up. I’ve also dyed the H1 man bug aqua blue and it turned a different blue/green color. The next one I’m thinking of is doing a jade dlc PM2 an emerald green. I saw someone here post a pic of a green Manix that came out really good. I think it will look cool with a black blade.

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Mstach07 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:21 am

Natural g10 dyed with liquid sapphire blue.
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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby abbazaba » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:20 pm

Royal Blue

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Postby ThePeacent » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:24 am

only one, the RT2 also know as ""Red Tasman RiT Dye" :D

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby toxophilus » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:48 pm

From top to bottom...

CTS-XHP; former owner had sanded the G-10 = too smooth, picked up some new Cruwear scales and dyed them a dark Brown (added bronze stand-offs)

Cruwear; cleaned and dyed them a Pearl Gray which now looks like a light Denim color(added blue stand-offs)

S110V; dyed the scales a Royal Blue

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby LSS152 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:37 pm

Wow you guys have been doing some good work!

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby skybladefromthe » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:00 am

Really nice! I'm trying to decide between this sapphire, yellow or red - can't decide which. BHQ had a recent vid on their process. I think they boiled their natural scales for a minute. I hope more post their results here. I have wanted to make a teal but haven't been sure how the jade g10 works exactly. But it looks like the color you add is the color you get and the jade is basically a neutral substrate that will allow for translucency.
Mstach07 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:21 am
Natural g10 dyed with liquid sapphire blue.

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby PStone » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 am

toxophilus wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:48 pm
From top to bottom...

CTS-XHP; former owner had sanded the G-10 = too smooth, picked up some new Cruwear scales and dyed them a dark Brown (added bronze stand-offs)

Cruwear; cleaned and dyed them a Pearl Gray which now looks like a light Denim color(added blue stand-offs)

S110V; dyed the scales a Royal Blue

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Really digging that “denim” pearl gray color! What kind of clip is that?
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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby toxophilus » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:24 am

DirtMcGirt wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 am
toxophilus wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:48 pm
From top to bottom...

CTS-XHP; former owner had sanded the G-10 = too smooth, picked up some new Cruwear scales and dyed them a dark Brown (added bronze stand-offs)

Cruwear; cleaned and dyed them a Pearl Gray which now looks like a light Denim color(added blue stand-offs)

S110V; dyed the scales a Royal Blue

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Really digging that “denim” pearl gray color! What kind of clip is that?
That would be an MXGear clip for the Military; https://mxggear.com/collections/militar ... military-2

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby PStone » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:23 pm

toxophilus wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:24 am
DirtMcGirt wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 am
toxophilus wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:48 pm
From top to bottom...

CTS-XHP; former owner had sanded the G-10 = too smooth, picked up some new Cruwear scales and dyed them a dark Brown (added bronze stand-offs)

Cruwear; cleaned and dyed them a Pearl Gray which now looks like a light Denim color(added blue stand-offs)

S110V; dyed the scales a Royal Blue

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Really digging that “denim” pearl gray color! What kind of clip is that?
That would be an MXGear clip for the Military; https://mxggear.com/collections/militar ... military-2
Thanks much! I’ve heard of mxg, but didn’t realize they made clips for the Millie too. Am getting a plain one to try first.
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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby ZrowsN1s » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:08 am

Question for the Salt Rit Dyers...
Have any of you ever tried dyeing the knife without taking it apart? Just dipping the whole thing in there lock bar and all?
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