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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:41 pm

Yep and you know the yellow peaking out might look pretty cool.

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby legOFwhat? » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:10 pm

Been thinking of changing the color of my Vtoku2 Endura and wonder if that grayish blue could change to a sky/powder blue?

Anyone dye their Vtoku2 scales differently?
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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby legOFwhat? » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:30 pm

legOFwhat? wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:10 pm
Been thinking of changing the color of my Vtoku2 Endura and wonder if that grayish blue could change to a sky/powder blue?

Anyone dye their Vtoku2 scales differently?
Had some Sapphire Blue dye and decided to give it a shot and see what it would do to a Vtoku2 Endura and Manix2 lw Maxamet grey. Just to compare the results of the coloring I laid them next to my BBS m390 para3.

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Also dipped the hb for a change of scenery :D I didn't remove the blades at all and used the methods mentioned in this thread but didn't use vinegar at all. The Endura took less than 30 seconds to achieve the color above and the Manix2 took a couple of minutes longer.

The Maxamet blade ended up getting some light pitting but it's a user as well so didn't bother me....much. Still happy with results. :spyder:

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Evil D » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:29 pm

Got some better natural sunlight shots of this Sapphire Blue. Funny how the tops of the black G10 look teal in certain lights.

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Not sure if that has anything to do with dye, they're definitely black when not reflecting light.

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby cabfrank » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:41 pm

I don't dislike the factory scale colors at all, but man, that looks about perfect. I'd love more blue handles like that, perfect with jeans. The Manix and Endura above look great too.

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:02 pm

Evil D wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:29 pm
Got some better natural sunlight shots of this Sapphire Blue. Funny how the tops of the black G10 look teal in certain lights.

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Not sure if that has anything to do with dye, they're definitely black when not reflecting light.

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That looks very good! You used the RIT Dyemore?

I'm going to do mine in a light or medium purple, at some point.

Edit: That modified sheep always looks awesome! I might just have to buy another and do that.

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Evil D » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:12 pm

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:02 pm

That looks very good! You used the RIT Dyemore?

I'm going to do mine in a light or medium purple, at some point.

Edit: That modified sheep always looks awesome! I might just have to buy another and do that.

Yeah that's all I've been using for G10 these days. I prefer the liquid anyway but I tried a box of regular black powder and it didn't take at all. The Sheepscliffe (wharniesfoot?) is the best blade shape ever.
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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:14 pm

Evil D wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:12 pm
Sumdumguy wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:02 pm

That looks very good! You used the RIT Dyemore?

I'm going to do mine in a light or medium purple, at some point.

Edit: That modified sheep always looks awesome! I might just have to buy another and do that.

Yeah that's all I've been using for G10 these days. I prefer the liquid anyway but I tried a box of regular black powder and it didn't take at all. The Sheepscliffe (wharniesfoot?) is the best blade shape ever.
Awesome, I've been looking for someone's thoughts on it.

Yes, I have to agree. It looks like the only thing that could possibly kick the Caribbean Leaf PE out of my pocket!

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby JustinB » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:56 pm

Evil D wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:29 pm
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Wow, I can't look away from that. That is a GORGEOUS blade shape. I guess I have to pick up a Caribbean and have it reground now. Might as well get a PE and SE made up while I'm at it :D
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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Evil D » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:59 pm

JustinB wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Evil D wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:29 pm
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Wow, I can't look away from that. That is a GORGEOUS blade shape. I guess I have to pick up a Caribbean and have it reground now. Might as well get a PE and SE made up while I'm at it :D


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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Dornbox » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:15 pm

Tried my best for orange but either the concentration was too weak to do anything or it came out red. I stripped and repeated a couple times which acetone makes surprising short work of. Anyway, I followed up with a little acid etch and Gatorade bottle stone wash and thought it turned out well enough to share.
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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Woodpuppy » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:21 pm

I bought it this way and have left it alone. “Wine” RIT dye.

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:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby cabfrank » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:42 pm

Both look great.

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby toxophilus » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:12 pm

Project for this weekend completed; Rit Dyemore Peacock Green & Vinegar on previously Brown micarta scales for the CPM154/S90V.

And Earthbrown M390 scales on the DLC S90V (ala TKJ Cruwear Shaman) I like how deep the green came out on this Manix :spyder:

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:52 am

Now that looks darned nice! Thanks for the idea I have a tan / brown S35VN PM2 I have never been able to warm up to due to the scales color.

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby kennethsime » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:02 pm

toxophilus wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Project for this weekend completed; Rit Dyemore Peacock Green & Vinegar on previously Brown micarta scales for the CPM154/S90V.

And Earthbrown M390 scales on the DLC S90V (ala TKJ Cruwear Shaman) I like how deep the green came out on this Manix :spyder:

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Woodpuppy » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:33 am

I really like the dark green on that dlc Manix! I have a cruwear millie that’s been dyed “wine”. Would love to un-dye it and take it dark green. Which dye would y’all recommend for the light gray millie scales to get a dark forest green?
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby DTPrime » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:03 pm

That DLC/Green Manix looks great! I've been meaning to do mine for a bit now and haven't pulled the trigger over concerns of it coming out too dark. Just tried to make my DF Salt HB a Smurf blue to add some brightness to the blue-ish variants but ended up with darker than I hoped, may try again with a light green dye and see if it come out brighter.
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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby toxophilus » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:47 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:33 am
I really like the dark green on that dlc Manix! I have a cruwear millie that’s been dyed “wine”. Would love to un-dye it and take it dark green. Which dye would y’all recommend for the light gray millie scales to get a dark forest green?
I'd take a look at the different shades of green that Rit offers and go with the lightest, as stated went with the Peacock Green; I had seen a posting on fb from a person that had done it and I loved how dark forest green the scales came out.

Below is a Cruwear Millie that I picked up on the BForums for a Benjamin; it was filthy dirty when I got it, since I had an extra at the time I decided to play with the Pearl Gray Rit dye. It came out too blueish for my taste so I took off the scales and soaked them in hair salon grade peroxide for a week; I then laid them out in the Colorado sun for a week and I really like how they turned more to a faded denim blue.

The following pics are when I first got it/cleaned it/initial dye job + stand offs :spyder:

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Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Postby Woodpuppy » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:24 pm

Lightest?!? Do you think the starting color of the scales matters much?if I’m starting with light gray and you started with brown scales, I would expect mine to wind go lighter.
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