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Now that's some good looking results. Well done Cpachris! I've got a new Lian-Li techbench that will be needed some sleeving done and this is giving me some ideas. Next question to answer. How well would this work on connectors and fan parts?
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I'm really enjoying what you're doing here. It would be great if you could get some hands on Furryletter's "clean cut" sleeving. I see this as a great way to get cheaper sleeving and just dye it to the color you want.
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Now show us how to dye a dog. biggrin.gif

Nawon, I've missed St. Patty's day, and Easter....what kind of holiday comes soon that I could use as an excuse to 'borrow' my neighbor's dog for some experimenting?

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I don't have any dogs.. but I am tempted to start a thread on dyeing kittays

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Now that's some good looking results. Well done Cpachris! I've got a new Lian-Li techbench that will be needed some sleeving done and this is giving me some ideas. Next question to answer. How well would this work on connectors and fan parts?

Kylepdalton,
Should work fantastic on connectors. But if you wait a few days, I'll have some pics up to show it. I have a small army of white molex connectors and 3 pin fan connectors on order from frozen cpu, and should have them early next week. I'm going to start including a few assorted pieces in each dye bath to show they will accept the dye and come out looking good. Tune back in next week for pics.

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I'm really enjoying what you're doing here. It would be great if you could get some hands on Furryletter's "clean cut" sleeving. I see this as a great way to get cheaper sleeving and just dye it to the color you want.

ROM3000,
Haven't heard of them. Quick google search showed an ebay store, but the only "cleancut" sleeving I found was in black. Don't think we could take black to a lighter color very easily. If its available in white, just send me a link and I'll get some and include it in the test.
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Nawon, I've missed St. Patty's day, and Easter....what kind of holiday comes soon that I could use as an excuse to 'borrow' my neighbor's dog for some experimenting?

thinking.gif Fourth of July? I can wait 'til then...

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ROM3000,
Haven't heard of them. Quick google search showed an ebay store, but the only "cleancut" sleeving I found was in black. Don't think we could take black to a lighter color very easily. If its available in white, just send me a link and I'll get some and include it in the test.

Yeah it only comes in black. Hmm. I may have some extra sleeving laying around if you'd care to add it to your experiment. I'd love to know how well the black sleeving would dye. Let me know.
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wow that is awesome cant wait to see what other colors look like with this new stuff !! drool.gif
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Yeah it only comes in black. Hmm. I may have some extra sleeving laying around if you'd care to add it to your experiment. I'd love to know how well the black sleeving would dye. Let me know.

ROM,
I've actually got some black FTW, MDPC-X and paracord. I'm pretty sure it won't dye lighter...but to make sure, I'll throw it in the next dye bath and see what happens. Look for update on black dyeing tomorrow! But don't get your hopes up. thumb.gif
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Friday? ....then its time for a dye bath!!!!

Ok. In this post, I'm going to skip some of the rig-a-ma-roll, and get straight to the results pictures. In the last post, I showed how I was using the new disperse dye, and I tried out 1 of the 4 dye colors I ordered. Test was most successful to date. In this post, I'm going to show results of the other 3 dye colors. All tests were done with just a single dye color. I want to see what each looks like on the sleeve before I start trying to combine and mix dyes to reach the beautiful OU crimson shade I'm ultimately after. For each dye bath, I used about 4 quarts of water, 2/3 cup vinegar, 2tbs of the dye carrier, and about 3 tbs of the dye. Every pot got 3 samples of sleeve put in: FTW 2.0, MDPC-X, and Paracord. Sleeve was simmered for 45 minutes in each case.

First up is Orange. From left to right: FTW, MDPC-X, and Parcord:

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Nice, huh? Again, it is much richer and deeper than any of the Rit dyes. Next up, same order, is Red:

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Comes out more pink than red, but that is also how it looks on the website when you order, so I'm not surprised or disappointed. Just need to know what I'm working with before I start mixing. Next up, same order, is Lilac:

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Kind of a blue-ey, purple-ey mix.

So here are some shots of all 4 colors, including the Scarlet from previous post, right next to each other. Each picture will be a single type of sleeve, with all 4 colors of dye I've purchased.

First up is FTW 2.0, in this order: Scarlet, Red, Lilac, Orange:

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Next up is MDPC-X, in the same order: Scarlet, Red, Lilac, Orange:

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And lastly, is Paracord, in the same order: Scarlet, Red, Lilac, Orange:

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It's clear that the disperse dye from Pro Chemical and Dyes does a much better job than the Rit dye or the Dylon dye that I've tried. The colors are darker, richer and more vibrant. They are also truer to what they are intended to be, and you don't have to mess with determining whether it was the "old formula" Rit dye, or the "new formula" Rit dye. Bottom line...if you are going to dye plastic parts in your computer....use a disperse dye.

Now that I know what my 4 colors look like, I'm going to get after trying to recreate my beloved crimson color. For those unfamiliar with the color, please see picture below. The sleeving having around the shirt is MDPC-X purchased in red. As you can see, it is not even close to the crimson color I'm after. Its far too bright a red. Its not crimson.

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This next pic is the same shirt, but this time there is some MDPC-X Color X draped aroudn the neck. Color X is closer to what I'm after, but still not exactly right. It has a little more brown in a deep dark red. The correct color sleeving will have a touch more purple than the Color X sleeving.

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Go Sooners!

Before I sign off, I'm going to attempt to avert attention away from my dogs. Instead, I'm going to show a pic I took about 20 years ago, that could be loosely associated with the "dyeing" project I'm doing now. Can you guess the band? For bonus points, the venue? Talk amongst yourselves.

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Well, thats obviously the Grateful Dead ... Google says Lloyd Noble in Oct 11 1977
Oklahoma City fairgrounds arena in '73
Oklahoma City music hall in '72

Close enuf ?

oh, how about Red Rocks park in Colorado ? dye .... red ....

wait a minute, I can see trees thru the left under the stage canopy... the security guy up front could be an Oklahoma athlete with that build and shirt color....

Jerry's looking slim .. 20 years ago, Jerry died in '95, so ...
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