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I have seen many people post pictures of their discs that have been dyed on this web site.
I have met people that personally dye their discs.
I have been told how some people dye their disc and I have looked it up on the internet.
I went as far as using an acitone to clean the stamp off my Nuke and it warped the hell out of it and it never flew the same again. I ended up using a "Sharpie" to draw a design and it looks like crap.
Apparently I have not done the process any justice, I am not good at it.
So to all the "ARTISTS" out there, How do you do it ???
I want to be an original out there.
Instead of saying, "I lost a yellow Nuke". I want to say "I lost a yellow Nuke with a kick ass Mushroom cloud on it" or something like that. I hope you get what I am saying.
Please help me become an "Artist"
Acetone or acitone. Anyway, I used the 100% acetone and placed it directly on the disc to remove the stamp. Two bad things happened.....
One, it didn't remove 100% of the stamp. Is there a difference between brands or types of discs (ie Discraft versus Innova)????
Two, it warped the disc so it never flew the same again.
You put it on a paper towel.....
Do you slowily rub the disc with the acetone towel or do you put the acetone towel on the disc and let it soak. I do not want to ruin another disc's flying ability.
Sorry I responded via my phone. but anyway yes you put a little on a paper towel and slowly rub the stamp off of the disc adding more acetone to the towel as needed. I found that Lat. 64 discs are the easiest to remove the stamp followed by innova then discraft. Discraft i think embeds the stamp a little farther than any of the others leaving little grooves for the stamp to remain in. I have yet to figure out how to get the stamp completely out of these grooves.
I have a question. When it comes to dyeing a disc, could I use a wax pen versus cutting on special paper to make a design. I am better at drawing then I am with messing with exact cuts for a design. Then after applying the dye, I can just rub off the wax.
I went to the store today.
I bought the following items...............
Acetone (from the supply section versus the nail care section like I did in the past)
Rite Dye (Black and blue)
I had an idea. I bought a white "Ching JuJu" for my first real attempt at dyeing.
The Household supply Acetone is difinantly better then the nail care acetone. I did not have to rub hard with this type of acetone.
Ching engraves their discs as well as stamp them. So even though I was able to remove the stamp, I can still see he engraving.
I am taking pictures of my process, and I'll post them up when I am completed.
The first disc that I decided to attempt Dyeing is the "Ching JuJu". Here is a picture prior to me touching it.
Here is the disc after I used real Acetone on it. The blue ink came off with out a hitch. And I did not warp the disc like I did with my first attempt on my favorite "Nuke". But I notice that Ching had etched this disc. So even though I plan to dye it, there will be an after effect on my design.
Now I have to find a design that I want. Then cut it out of the contact paper. I am having a hard time. I have practiced cutting with an exacto knife on a design taped to contact paper and it is not as easy to do as the guys did on YouTube. But once I have the cutting down pact, I'll dye.
I'll post when that disc is done. Hopefully, I do not screw things up.
Sorry about taking so long but free time is something I do have a lot of.