Of all the DX plastic i have dyed... i have never successfully gotten it to take dye. I have let a DX disc sit at the bottom of a barrel full of rit black... and NADDA... maybe a slight grey tint, maybe. A champion disc... its black! This is a good way to freshen up an old champion disc also... Soak it in black for a couple days. Everyone will be like, WOA you have a black wraith! WOOT!
I was curious and made a mix using RIT black dye (powder) and only acetone as the base. I made it really thick and masked off some diamonds on the back of a yellow DX Archangel. I did timed settings using a brush to put the dye on and then cold water rinse when the time was up.
Here is the result:
If you can't read the labels, from left to right:
Top Row - 5 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min
Bottom Row - 30 minutes
Without the mask:
So I'm guessing RIT and Acetone isn't the way to dye DX =) It just made a smeared stain.
good attempt, BUT
I think you missed the MOST IMPORTANT PART: HEAT, especially with hard plastic... I would dilute the acetone though.. fire hazard
oh, and i think you want 15+ minutes no matter what plastic...
I'll give it a try with heat. I put acetone in my dying bowl and then boiled water and dye and poured it into the bowl. Mix is about 2 parts water to 1 part acetone. I'm floating the disc (no masking, my vinyl isn't "premium" so the acetone would eat through it) and I'll leave it in and see what happens =) I don't have a heat source for my dying bowl and I don't think it would be very safe for me to heat the acetone, so I hope it stays hot enough to work.
Careful with the acetone on DX it will eat that plastic too DX just dosent take the dye well at all I have tired it many ways and My KC Roc dyes but not well I did one about 3 years ago and now you can see the BAt on the under side of the disc and the cloro dosent come out well. Acetone starting to melt a ffriend of mines DX ROC had to rush it to the sink to wash it off