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So tempted to try this out! There's no stove in my campus hall and I don't have the cash right now to to get a hot plate, so I'll find a old pos keyboard over spring break and post pics.
    
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Has anybody done this on a Saitek Eclipse? I'd like to dye some of the keys red, but I don't know how it'll look on the silver paint (or whatever it is) on the keys - it's the model that doesn't use the cheap paint that wears out quickly (I've heard some have that problem, but mine is over 2 years old with no signs of age). Also, is rit dye opaque, or will it cover the clear lettering of the keys and not allow the backlighting though?

And, about rit dye in general (I don't know if anybody has mentioned/asked this) - does it stain/dye the pan you use to heat it up (does it depend on the pan material)?
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Has anybody done this on a Saitek Eclipse? I'd like to dye some of the keys red, but I don't know how it'll look on the silver paint (or whatever it is) on the keys - it's the model that doesn't use the cheap paint that wears out quickly (I've heard some have that problem, but mine is over 2 years old with no signs of age). Also, is rit dye opaque, or will it cover the clear lettering of the keys and not allow the backlighting though?

And, about rit dye in general (I don't know if anybody has mentioned/asked this) - does it stain/dye the pan you use to heat it up (does it depend on the pan material)?
You'd probably have to dye it somewhat dark (like my esc key) in order for the red to cover up the silver. I'm not sure how the clear part of the key will be affected. It may tint it a little, I'm not sure.

It won't dye the pan, but it will leave some color behind temporarily. You can just scrub what's left off with a paper towel or something. I'd recommend using an old pot or something you won't be using for cooking just to be safe.

I bought a saucepan at salvation army for $2. Well worth not worrying about messing up a cooking pan. It still has a little red and black in some parts, but that will eventually come out I think.
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You'd probably have to dye it somewhat dark (like my esc key) in order for the red to cover up the silver. I'm not sure how the clear part of the key will be affected. It may tint it a little, I'm not sure.

It won't dye the pan, but it will leave some color behind temporarily. You can just scrub what's left off with a paper towel or something. I'd recommend using an old pot or something you won't be using for cooking just to be safe.

I bought a saucepan at salvation army for $2. Well worth not worrying about messing up a cooking pan. It still has a little red and black in some parts, but that will eventually come out I think.
Okay, I wasn't sure how thick/opaque the dye would be, so as long as some light still shines through, it's fine. I guess I'll just get some dark red dye, and hope it doesn't turn out too dark or looking brown...

Also, I checked my local Walmart, and couldn't find the Rit dye...is it a regional product or something (I'm in Illinois)? Should I check another Walmart in the area?
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I'll give this a try on my OLD Packard bell keyboard which was made back in 1994, and which i still use. lets hope i goes well, I'll post pic's when I'm done
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Okay, I wasn't sure how thick/opaque the dye would be, so as long as some light still shines through, it's fine. I guess I'll just get some dark red dye, and hope it doesn't turn out too dark or looking brown...

Also, I checked my local Walmart, and couldn't find the Rit dye...is it a regional product or something (I'm in Illinois)? Should I check another Walmart in the area?
I'd suggest trying a key out of the way first just in case it does dye the clear part.

I found some at joann's. It's a scary place, but I think it was worth it lol.
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Every single walgreens i have ever been in has RIT dye. I know Lowes Foods carries it.

You'll probably find it in a lot of art stores as it's intended use is to dye clothes.
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Followed your guide on my once dreadful Microsoft mouse.

I just used the plain RIT Black liquid dye, and it turned out great. It finally matches everything.
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Followed your guide on my once dreadful Microsoft mouse.

I just used the plain RIT Black liquid dye, and it turned out great. It finally matches everything.
Tight bro. I've been motivated to do this on old trackball. I gotta get some die first though. I'm thinking black or a dark red.

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http://www.ritdye.com/ColoRit_Color_...Guide.96.lasso

I'm still trying to find this stuff locally. Neither the local walgreens or walmart carry it...
    
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