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Jules V.

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Black label.
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:19:10 PM »
Can't find the specific black handles that i want  so upon recommendation from @56mpg, i decided to dye them instead.  Placed a bottle of dye in a pot and simmered it for 3 hours. Also decided to dye the stock wooden weber handles and applied 5 thin coats of spar varnish. The wood handles were dyed overnight along with tap water.  It's a week long process as i have to wait a day before sanding and applying new coats.









« Last Edit: July 30, 2018, 03:31:41 PM by Jules V. »

Transit98

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 02:13:35 PM »
Nice. I have tried to dye white plastic orange but the color didnít really take well. The black looks very [emoji1417] Im going to try this on my gray handles.

So do I keep the water boiling for the 3 hours or just boil, add dye then drop the handles in a soak over night?


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Firemunkee

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 02:43:10 PM »
That is awesome!

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Jules V.

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 02:48:05 PM »
Nice. I have tried to dye white plastic orange but the color didnít really take well. The black looks very [emoji1417] Im going to try this on my gray handles.

So do I keep the water boiling for the 3 hours or just boil, add dye then drop the handles in a soak over night?


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I let it simmer for 3 hours and left it in the pot until the next day. Next time around I'll try it on a pressure cooker.

56MPG

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 03:28:09 PM »
This is great, thanks for the successful experiment! The RIT dye people are going to see an odd spike in black dye sales.
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ClubChapin

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018, 11:14:55 PM »
Those look great!

YardBurner

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2018, 07:06:19 AM »
Go pick up a cheap Goodwill crock pot or two.
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avega2792

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 11:08:25 AM »
Those black handles looks fantastic, I may have to dye the ones on my black kettles!

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 10:52:12 AM »
How well does the dye hold up on the plastic / (Glass reinforced nylon) handles?

I REALLY hate the gray / whiteish color of the ones on my daisy wheel kettle and would LOVE to go to black on the handles.
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Jules V.

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 11:31:31 AM »
How well does the dye hold up on the plastic / (Glass reinforced nylon) handles?

I REALLY hate the gray / whiteish color of the ones on my daisy wheel kettle and would LOVE to go to black on the handles.
It's very durable as the dye will bond to the plastic. Won't get affected with heat, steel wool, cleaning agent etc.

qrczak1

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 01:04:03 PM »
They look really fantastic [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]

XRichard23

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 02:13:30 PM »
Well I guess Iíll be dyeing my ďwhiteĒ handles this evening.  I think I have a blue bottle, Iíll try that out on one of my blues and let you all know how it comes out


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Jules V.

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Black label.
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 04:27:18 PM »
The key here is to let it simmer for at least 2 hours.

This the product that i used. Also tried a different brand in powder form but it didn't work nearly as well.

This is a dye specifically for synthetics but unfortunately it doesn't come in black, more of a very dark grey/graphite.

Seth1025

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018, 05:49:54 PM »
Iíve been wanting to try this and have a few white handles reserved. The AR15 crowd had been using the liquid Rit dye for years on the FDE and tan rifle furniture and magazines.  One company Magpul even released a Sand colored line of their pmag magazines specifically to be dyed by the end user.   For the handles do you use straight rit dye or add water?  Also has anyone tried red?

https://gunmagwarehouse.com/blog/ritdye_sand_pmags/


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Jules V.

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Re: Black label.
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2018, 06:01:12 PM »
For the handles do you use straight rit dye or add water?  Also has anyone tried red?

I add enough water to  fully submerge the handles and also compensate for evaporation.  Keep the lid on to minimize evaporation. Never tried different colors yet.