S k a t e L o g     F o r u m
Inline Skating and Quad Roller Skating
Forum Hosts: Jessica Wright | Kathie Fry

FOLLOW US: Our Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Email    


Home - Forum Index - Africa Skating - Asia Skating - Europe Skating - Oceania Skating - Pan America Skating - Roller_Rinks - Friend the SkateLog Forum in Facebook - SkateLog Forum on Facebook

Forum Administrators: Jessica Wright and Kathie Fry | Email Us
Access code for buying and selling subforums: "skates"
How To Get a User Account and Posting Privileges in the SkateLog Forum
Use Google to Search the SkateLog Forum

Go Back   SkateLog Forum > General Interest Skating Forums > Beginning Skaters Forum
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Beginning Skaters Forum This is the place for beginning skaters to ask questions and share their stories. We would love to hear about your experiences learning to skate. No question is too dumb!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 8th, 2009, 10:16 PM   #1
rustyrazorskatesSRG
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 17
Default How do you dye wheels?

I'm getting the Stroker slims soon and was wondering what the process is for dyeing the wheels? I don't want to mess them up! Thanks.
__________________
[COLOR="Navy"]695's[/COLOR]/[COLOR="Blue"]Powerdyne Reactors[/COLOR]/[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Stroker Slims[/COLOR]

[COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Rusty Razorskates #22[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Purple"]Springfield Rollergirls[/COLOR]
[URL="http://www.myspace.com/springfieldrollergirls"]http://www.myspace.com/springfieldrollergirls[/URL]
rustyrazorskatesSRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 8th, 2009, 11:43 PM   #2
Bill in Houston
Not Low Enough
 
Bill in Houston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Posts: 6,033
Default

get a package of rit dye in whatever color you want. when in doubt, go lighter, as colors like royal blue tend to come out reeeeeeallllly dark.
find the package instructions.
throw them away.
get really hot water from the tap. fill a bucket or big metal bowl or something big you don't mind getting dye on.
add half the pack of dye. don't get it on anything you don't want colored. 'cuz, you know, it's dye, and it's permanent.
stir it in until it's totally dissolved.
add wheels. stir them around every minute or two.
when you stir them, look and see if the color is right.
when the color is right (sometime between 10 and 40 minutes), throw them in plain water and rinse them off.
once they are rinsed, let them dry.
ta-daa!

lots of people have done lots of wheels. look in the quad forum. someone made some purple strokers.
Bill in Houston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2009, 12:03 AM   #3
BackofthePack
Someone has to be last
 
BackofthePack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SoCal USA
Posts: 554
Default

So simple even a caveman could do it
__________________
A man is what a man does when it counts the most.
BackofthePack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2009, 02:20 AM   #4
Goldnblazer
I go round and round
 
Goldnblazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 547
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BackofthePack View Post
So simple even a caveman could do it

So simple even I can do it, and I have on two sets of wheels and one set of jam plugs.

Just follow Bill in Houston's instructions and it will turn out fine.
Goldnblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2009, 03:16 AM   #5
The Notorious DGD
Has Too Many Skates
 
The Notorious DGD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 410.
Posts: 2,195
Default

Dumb question...will Dylon work as well as Rit? They seem to have brighter colors, and DayGlo likes things that are bright.
__________________
BOAT ANCRE Enthusiast, Puggle Sparkling Beacon of Fabulousness
The Notorious DGD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2009, 04:06 AM   #6
ncsk8rgirl
Discovered SEDS on 1/1/08
 
ncsk8rgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 4,390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dayglodivine View Post
Dumb question...will Dylon work as well as Rit? They seem to have brighter colors, and DayGlo likes things that are bright.
I would think it would be fine.

Give it a go and see what happens
__________________
WOO HOO! GRAFIK IS GONNA SK8!!!
ncsk8rgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2009, 09:13 PM   #7
NCskater
Senior Member
 
NCskater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Concord, N.C.
Posts: 214
Thumbs down I tried Dylon

Quote:
Originally Posted by dayglodivine View Post
Dumb question...will Dylon work as well as Rit? They seem to have brighter colors, and DayGlo likes things that are bright.
I dyed my Strokers orange today .... 1st tried Dylon dye and followed Bill's instructions except I used the entire pack of dye .. 45 minutes later I took one wheel out and rinsed it .. still had white Strokers

Made a trip to Wally Mart and got Rit orange dye and after 30 minutes ..I now have orange Strokers!
__________________
Never to old to roll !
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. "- Confucius
NCskater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #8
Bill in Houston
Not Low Enough
 
Bill in Houston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Posts: 6,033
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dayglodivine View Post
Dumb question...will Dylon work as well as Rit? They seem to have brighter colors, and DayGlo likes things that are bright.
hmmm...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=102104.0
Bill in Houston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2009, 01:15 AM   #9
Banzai
Unsafe at ANY speed
 
Banzai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: HELL(Lansing MI.)
Posts: 822
Default

Good link Bill!!!!
summary:
Dylon is a better dye for Natural fibers RIT is better for man made mats....like skate wheels.
__________________
I need a new quote......quick, google me!!!!
Banzai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26th, 2010, 04:00 AM   #10
Johowo
Member
 
Johowo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Morganton , N.C.
Posts: 95
Default dyed wheels

My first try came out perfect , dyed some orange interceptors black and they look really good . Just get a pan of hot water , Rite dye and a big spoon . Stir until the color suits you . Go for it !
Johowo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 30th, 2010, 10:00 AM   #11
alabama353
Junior Member
 
alabama353's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lincolnshire, UK
Posts: 2
Default

Great tips! Do you reckon orange wheels would take on other colours too? I want some Jukes but not keen on the orange! Vain, I know
alabama353 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 30th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #12
Elysarian
Ex-Pat Wiganer
 
Elysarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,307
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alabama353 View Post
Great tips! Do you reckon orange wheels would take on other colours too? I want some Jukes but not keen on the orange! Vain, I know
Just remember that the base colour of the wheels will affect the end result.

If you're going for a dark colour (black or a very dark red for example) you will probably get away with starting from an orange wheel, lighter colours won't come out right at all and some will be changed by the base colour (green might come out a sort of baby-poo brown for example)
__________________
Wigan Roller Rink, The place to be seen

Now with added Daughter!
Elysarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2010, 12:23 AM   #13
kuosher34
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 80
Default

Dyed my clearish wheels to a nice, deepish red with Rit Scarlet dye. Easy as pie.
kuosher34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2010, 05:07 AM   #14
donny039
Senior Member
 
donny039's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 153
Default

After 30 minutes in black ritedye my prevoiusly white parts are looking might barney purple-ish
donny039 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2010, 07:07 AM   #15
donny039
Senior Member
 
donny039's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 153
Default

Over 2 hours in the black rit-dye now and all my white parts are purple not black ... all of my red, black, blue, maroon parts are black though
... I used the whole package, not half.

I thought this was so easy that even I could do it??

Ok so some used white omega trucks are very purple, used white jam plugs are very purple, used white laser cushions are almost black but purple tint, new white wheels are also a dark almost black color with a purple tint ... its probably like a midnight blue with high purple tint, what gives??

I'm gonna let it soak over night and see what happens
donny039 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2010, 07:24 AM   #16
FarmTruk
rusty bones
 
FarmTruk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Wallburg, NC
Posts: 834
Default

If the black dye alone doesnt' make the white parts black, maybe you could try dying them in complementary colors, too.



Add enough complementary color dye jobs to the parts, and they "should" eventually come out black. For example, if they are "Barney" purple now, maybe try green and orange dye cycles.

In theory, anyhow.

FarmTruk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2010, 07:53 AM   #17
donny039
Senior Member
 
donny039's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 153
Default

thanks for the info, ill let them sit over night and see what happens .. if they dont turn black ill try your idea ... maybe it will work, maybe not, suppose it cant hurt either way

It seems weird though that they dont want to turn black
donny039 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2010, 01:34 PM   #18
rsfaze
Old School™
 
rsfaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orlando
Posts: 4,489
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by donny039 View Post
thanks for the info, ill let them sit over night and see what happens .. if they dont turn black ill try your idea ... maybe it will work, maybe not, suppose it cant hurt either way

It seems weird though that they dont want to turn black
donny do you have the water warm enough? I could be off here but if the water cools down I think it looses it's effectiveness..
__________________
"Just because you can't do it doesn't mean I can't."
rsfaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2010, 02:29 PM   #19
elemental
I Whistle at Derby Girls
 
elemental's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: youngstown
Posts: 1,684
Default

anyone ever try a double boiler to keep the water warm?.. aka, the thing you use to melt chocolate properly?
elemental is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2010, 03:50 PM   #20
kuosher34
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 80
Default

I use the liquid dye and enough hot hot water to cover what I'm dying. I've dyed a gray plastic to black by dying it a deep red first. Perhaps dying in stages (or a second dye job) will get those wheels from purple to black?
kuosher34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.