Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: cant dye my wheels

  1. #1
    Junior Member scott321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    dudley, west midlands, england,uk
    Posts
    14

    cant dye my wheels

    hi, i need some advice please, i live in the uk and cant get RIT dye, so i tryed DYLON black for my white plastic wheels, but after 1 hour and 30 mins all i got was a dirty karki colour. is it the that im doing something wrong or is it the DYLON dye or is it that some plastic wheels you cant dye ?.....im doing everything that the vid said.....the wheels are the same as a exceed sunfire's. can anyone help please?

  2. #2
    Senior Member batman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    indiana
    Posts
    289
    did you clean the rims?
    keep the water hot, and soak as long as possible for darker color up to 2-3 days for darkest
    some plastics wont accept the dye as well as others
    usually dyable parts are white
    but i was able to dye my grey traxxas parts
    what rims are they exactly?

  3. #3
    Junior Member scott321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    dudley, west midlands, england,uk
    Posts
    14
    yes i cleaned the rims prop, kept the water hot and they were in the dye for 1 and a half hours,all it did was make my rims look dirty...the wheels are of a sunfire,thats all i know,cant post a picture a this time but theres one on my profile....not sure if its the dye or the plastic ? any advice is most welcome....thanks

  4. #4
    scubaboy
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by scott321 View Post
    hi, i need some advice please, i live in the uk and cant get RIT dye, so i tryed DYLON black for my white plastic wheels, but after 1 hour and 30 mins all i got was a dirty karki colour. is it the that im doing something wrong or is it the DYLON dye or is it that some plastic wheels you cant dye ?.....im doing everything that the vid said.....the wheels are the same as a exceed sunfire's. can anyone help please?
    sometimes its easier to just spray it with back spraypaint

  5. #5
    Senior Member batman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    indiana
    Posts
    289
    i'm gonna guess that since the rims are $3 for 2 that they are not dyable nylon plastic

  6. #6
    Junior Member scott321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    dudley, west midlands, england,uk
    Posts
    14
    ok, thanks for reply,.....$3 for 2!!!!!!!!!!WOW, my local rc shop is charging 12.50 for 2. thats why i try to buy online, i dont trust my local rc shop....hence why i joined this forum, for good honest advice....cheers!!

Similar Threads

  1. Rear Wheels
    By 5g5r5a5n5t5 in forum General Short Course Questions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-11-2013, 06:42 PM
  2. hex wheel hubs on rear wheels of traxxas rustler vxl
    By vxlHammbone in forum Traxxas Fan Thread
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-08-2012, 05:21 PM
  3. Recommendations on Wheels/Tires to use on Savage XS
    By prezmc in forum HPI Monster Truck Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-02-2011, 01:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •