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Possible to dye a mousepad without ruining it?

post #1 of 16
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hi - I have a Razer Goliathus Control, which I really like the feel of, but gosh is it ugly.

so I'm wondering, is it possible to dye it at least darker, if not pitch black -
but without changing the feel of it? ruining the fibers / messing with tracking? using a g302 if that will matter, which has the AM010. tongue.gif

http://assets.razerzone.com/eeimages/products/13963/razer-goliathus-control-gallery-6.png
it has this big ugly thing on it. redface.gif
post #2 of 16
It's a toss up really. There's no telling how various mice would react to a dyed surface, much less how such an alteration would effect the glide or even things like LOD. Unless you just feel like experimenting it's probably was less of a headache to just buy a different, solid colored pad.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by Maximillion View Post

It's a toss up really. There's no telling how various mice would react to a dyed surface, much less how such an alteration would effect the glide or even things like LOD.

PLUS any type of colour dying will have to be done in HOT water to setup it's chemical adhesion to any fabric based surface. How will your favourite mouse-pad be like once it's immersed into a bucket of hot water?

Far better to buy a pad already fixed by a solid darker colour. Trying hard not to be a paid shill for Artizan but they have lots of plain coloured pads with heaps of variety in surfaces, to please any hard-core mouse user.

Always use all Black or Dark Blue pads because nearly every type of Lazer and Optical Sensor love those colours for max performance.
post #4 of 16
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honestly, I would love to simply get a new mousepad, but I seem to be way too picky about mousepads. frown.gif

first of all, I am so used to the luxury of having a "deskpad", it just makes it comfier for my wrists and it make my keyboard feel nicer to type on as well. plus, to continue on that, the non-fraying edges of the razer are great. I know other pads do it, but no deskpads as far as I can tell.

and I can't find any other pads with similar feel, the static friction is usually too high or just way too low.
I made a thread about this earlier, and the Goliathus Control is so far the best one I've found when it comes to a balance of speed and control for me, that offers non-fraying edges at least tongue.gif
quite sure I could do better though. just haven't done it yet.

if I decide to skip the deskpad idea, I will still need around 40cm minimum width, because I use a sensitivity of 38cm/360 in all FPS games I play.
and I'd love to keep using non-fraying edges for comfort and durability reasons.

I have to say I do love artisan pads, but the fraying issues I get with them are incredibly annoying, and the Raiden that I have currently does not play well with my optical mice. Hien is a bit too slow, and Hayate MID (I don't like the soft ones) is not in stock ever it seems.
plus, fraying.

would be very happy if Zowie G-TF Speed didn't have low control, otherwise it's a great pad.

do feel free to recommend other pads, I'm open to suggestions, but durability is another aspect to be considered though.
post #5 of 16
Have you tried the Glorious line of mats yet? They're fairly cheap considering the sizes. Stitched edges, too.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Maximillion View Post

Have you tried the Glorious line of mats yet? They're fairly cheap considering the sizes. Stitched edges, too.

I haven't. seen it before but couldn't find any good comparisons vs any pads I know.
have you tried it? tongue.gif
I don't feel like gambling much anymore, unfortunately, traded/sold/bought too many pads already.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by munchzilla View Post

I haven't. seen it before but couldn't find any good comparisons vs any pads I know.
have you tried it? tongue.gif
I don't feel like gambling much anymore, unfortunately, traded/sold/bought too many pads already.
Yeah, I picked up the G-XL very recently (same dimensions as my QcK Heavy). Good quality and the glide is interesting. But it's definitely on the slower side compared to some other cloth pads. What I mean is your mouse isn't gonna glide all over the place from a light tap. Pretty low initial movement friction but high stopping friction.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Maximillion View Post

Yeah, I picked up the G-XL very recently (same dimensions as my QcK Heavy). Good quality and the glide is interesting. But it's definitely on the slower side compared to some other cloth pads. What I mean is your mouse isn't gonna glide all over the place from a light tap. Pretty low initial movement friction but high stopping friction.

okay that does sound a little like what I prefer.
do you have any mousepads other than this one that I might know of?

thank you! smile.gif
post #9 of 16
Right now I have: Glorious XL, QcK Heavy, G-TF Rough, MM200, Manticor and 4HD.
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Maximillion View Post

Right now I have: Glorious XL, QcK Heavy, G-TF Rough, MM200, Manticor and 4HD.

oh, nice selection there.
I have the P-TF Rough (smaller TF), and I have tried a Manticor and a 4HD too.
how would you compare it to the G-TF and the QcK Heavy though?
not really fair to compare hard pads vs soft pads IMO.

thanks! thumb.gif
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