Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter
How did the dyed GT's turn out? What dye did you use? Any noticeable affects: ie noises, vibrations, etc, after taking them apart and putting them back together?
It's actually kind of a long story.
...Editing cuz it's OT (Click to show)
Edited by kpoeticg - 11/9/13 at 2:53pm
My plan was to dye 4 Akasa Viper 140's and 4 GT AP-15's -> Red. I was dyeing them based on THIS
tutorial i found from a few years ago. I bought a bunch of Rit dye to follow the tutorial and pretty much used like 15 Packets and a Bottle of dye on just 2 Viper blades and a broken GT blade i had lying around. I couldn't figure out why the dye wasn't taking til i found THIS
guide by cpachris explaining that Rit changed their formula a cpl years ago and it doesn't really work well with plastic anymore. So basically you need to buy the Prosperse Disperse Dye from HERE
along with their Dye Carrier. I haven't ordered it yet cuz I've had a ton of other expenses for my build lately.
The 2 Viper blades that i did are more Orange than Red but don't look too bad. They work great too. Dye doesn't affect the weight at all. It chemically bonds with the plastic instead of adding a layer of paint over it. The broken GT blade that i did with the Rit formula came out Purple, but i didn't try too hard with that blade. When i order the Prosperse I'm expecting it to come out nice. And as long as you know you're doing when you take em apart, you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Just gotta make sure the little clip that's holding the spindle in place doesn't go flying across the room, cuz you'll never find it again
Also when you take out the Magnet that's lining the inside wall of the chamber where the spindle is, it's best to hit it lightly with a heatgun first so part of the magnet doesn't rip off and stay stuck to the wall.
This is the clip on the GT's i was talking about.....
This is the Magnet i was talking about....
And these are the bearings....
If you have the magnet peeled off as much as i do in that last pic, you should be able to lift the whole magnet out without peeling anymore. If it won't lift out, u need to heat it up a little bit, otherwise little pieces are gonna stay stuck to the wall.