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Dyeing Motherboard

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This may be stupid, or it may be the next big thing lol
So basically I have my old Asus Motherboard with it's ugly blue plastic connectors (PCIE, sata - etc)
Obviously paint won't work, and for the sake of argument I'm not going to buy a new board. What is stopping me from submerging the whole board in say, black, RIT dye? It should have no effect on any metal of the fibergalss of the PCB itself and will instead just color the connectors black. Wait to let completely dry before powering up and all that jazz....
Any opinions?
post #2 of 3
You can dye just about anything with rit dye, harder to dye things like plastics and fiberglass you need to heat it up. Harder to color material usually takes higher concentration dye to water ratio and a higher temperature. I've dyed cured fiberglass with rit at around 190 degrees F.

It's a super messy process, even with precautions you're pretty much guaranteed to ruin your clothes, everything you touch with dye and half your kitchen.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Transcend 512g M.2 ssd Seagate Hybrid 4tb Blaze 120 x 2 Raid Asus external Blu Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Lots of Water Windows 8.1 Pro Triple 27's  47" tv 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g19s EVGA 1300 g2 Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra  Logitech g600 
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Yeah, I'm well aware of the mess. I've dyed a couple of plastic things before.
But it wouldn't have any effect on the non plastic parts of the board right?
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