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tmaxx_man87 11-18-2007 03:26 AM

dye tires/wheels??
 
ok, i was wondring if i could dye my wheels and tires both? im using black rit dye and thaught it wouldnt make a diffrence sence the tires are black anyway?? it would be easyer than taking the tires off the rims and everything...??

HILLFINGER 11-18-2007 04:18 AM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
It might cause the glue to come loose.

twomanytoys 11-18-2007 10:39 AM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
The glue will come off while dying because the wheels have to sit in simmering water for the dye to work. The longer you keep the wheels in the water the darker the color will be. Be patient and its messy.

Clymer122693 11-18-2007 02:22 PM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
its will also ruin your tire foams if you put the tires in water....

REVO X 11-18-2007 02:34 PM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
What kind of dye do you guys use for the rims? is it like the regular dye that you can buy at wallmart?

twomanytoys 11-18-2007 02:40 PM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
its called RIT dye. You can get it at most grocerie stores, fabric stores and hobby stores but not rc hobby stores. Walmart might hav it in thier fabric section. Its a fabric dye and also works great on white plastic wheels.

REVO X 11-18-2007 03:13 PM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
will the dye fade on the wheels for a long period of time?

twomanytoys 11-18-2007 03:22 PM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
The dye will not fade at all. It gets down deep into the plastic and the longer you leave it in the darker it gets. Just be very careful with it because it will make a mess and it really stains everything it touches.

89ram 11-22-2007 11:09 PM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
dying won't ruin the foams as such, but it could get lots of water in your tires which would be a big pita! bake off your tires. preheat an oven to 375 degrees. turn off the oven. put in your tires/wheels for 15 minutes. put on gloves. squeeze the tires from the rims, then dye your rims and the re-glue. or use spray paint. much simpler, quicker and easier.

Clymer122693 11-22-2007 11:19 PM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
the paint will flake off where the dye changes the color of the plastic

cubmaster 11-23-2007 03:30 AM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
If you have white wheels then just use RIT dye and you'll be fine. If you have chromed rims you need to remove the chrome. I used oven cleaner after seeing it done on others, worked great. Just spray on and come back a few hours later then rinse in water.

madmax22 11-23-2007 03:31 PM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
ok soo ur saying if i put oven cleaner on my wheels it will make them white so then i can dye them????? my friend spray painted his and wants to know if it will take that off to?

cubmaster 11-24-2007 02:25 AM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
I've used oven cleaner on rims and bumpers, worked greast but they were chromed. Not sure if it will remove paint. I would bet it would as long as the paint had no dye in it.

Clymer122693 11-24-2007 03:01 AM

RE: dye tires/wheels??
 
i have dyed chrome wheels and it comes out with a chrome color that you were trying to dye it,i was dying mine black so they came out black chrome.


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