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Rit Dying my helmets Chin Guard

Postby el_corto Wed May 18, 2011 2:03 pm

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Recently bought some Rit Dye to do my Lax head but I also want to change the color of my helmets Chin Guard's Green to the Red I've got with the Rit Dye! But not sure if it'll work or if it will have the same affect as what it does with the sticks!! Any Help would be great thanks guys ;)
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Re: Rit Dying my helmets Chin Guard

Postby kael101 Wed May 18, 2011 3:17 pm

In short, No.

In length- Rit dye goes from light to dark- Unless its a light green then it wont work-

Also i think the material chin straps are made from (synthetic leather- me thinks) wont dye under rit dye.
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Re: Rit Dying my helmets Chin Guard

Postby el_corto Wed May 18, 2011 3:23 pm

Its not the Chin Strap, its the chin guard thats at the bottom of the facemask! :D
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Re: Rit Dying my helmets Chin Guard

Postby kael101 Wed May 18, 2011 3:24 pm

Ah in that case it definitely wont work
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Re: Rit Dying my helmets Chin Guard

Postby Demus Thu May 19, 2011 1:00 am

I believe the helmets are made from polycarbonate, whichever plastic it is won't take the dye at all as heads are a different plastic.
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Re: Rit Dying my helmets Chin Guard

Postby el_corto Thu May 19, 2011 2:40 am

Yeah I found that out just now!!! haha

Might spray paint it instead!!
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Re: Rit Dying my helmets Chin Guard

Postby Hickey7 Thu May 19, 2011 11:10 am

isnt spray paint an irritant? having that mixing with sweat on your chin sounds fun.

buy a stretchy sleeve padding things that goes over the chin "cup" and dye that?
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Re: Rit Dying my helmets Chin Guard

Postby el_corto Thu May 19, 2011 2:14 pm

I'm dying the chin guard that goes on the bottom of the facemask so it shouldn't mess up to badly and i've seen a few people do it
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Re: Rit Dying my helmets Chin Guard

Postby jon (blues) Thu May 19, 2011 5:30 pm

spray paint is never final.

you can spray it but it will eventually chip off.

if your going to spray it make sure you use lots of clear lacquer.

or you could just tape it in colour tape... then you can take it off if you want to sell it :?
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Re: Rit Dying my helmets Chin Guard

Postby el_corto Thu May 19, 2011 7:34 pm

new plan, found a mate who said he will airbrush it for me!!! He said its the same plastic he is used to dealing with and should be no problem what so ever!! :D
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Re: Rit Dying my helmets Chin Guard

Postby el_corto Thu May 19, 2011 7:34 pm

new plan, found a mate who said he will airbrush it for me!!! He said its the same plastic he is used to dealing with and should be no problem what so ever!! :D
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