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#1 Fleche

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

I really wanted to have orange furniture so I started playing with dye and my pmags.  Orange has been an overall fail, usually being kinda brown. while I was at it I did some other colors though.   The soft rubber of the Ranger plates (and the plugs on an STR stock as I learned the hard way) take a little color but not to the same level and will rub off some.  The Pmags are colorfast and it soaks in a bit.

 

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#2 Jesse Tischauser

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:42 PM

Rainbow mags! Carpenter will want a set to match the sticker on his Passat.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

How long did it take for the color to soak in?

#4 Fleche

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:25 PM

The dark ones I let boil about 20 minutes. The almost orange was about 20 seconds.  It was shocking how fast it worked. The instructions for a shirt are 45 minutes to an hour at simmer which is why all my orange previously came out a Tapco brown. I think the red will be more red with a shorter dip.

If I can keep the heat up, I think designs will be possible without lots of taping. One unfortunate side effect is the window on the Pmag dyes very easily and taping the inside is a biddy.

 

On a side note, I love the optical illusion the mags give in that picture. They are all 30 round mags but the sizes look all different.






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