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Old 02-08-2004, 09:27 PM
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New homebrewer here - Just ran my first gallon of 0% through my Moki today.
Engine is on a profile plane, with an externally mounted tank. (Low fly-bys to check fuel level in flight)
Problem is this mix is completely clear. I need to dye this concoction like commercial fuel.

What is a good over-the-counter source of alcohol-soluble dye which won't hone/goop up my motor?
Old 02-09-2004, 08:04 AM
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Why dye your fuel? I recall using clear fuel with undyed synthetic oil with no problems. If you add castor it will be slightly gold in color.
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Why dye your fuel?
he wants to see the fuel level in his post!

i use klotz benol, nice red color but it's castor.

for epoxy/polyester work i use a VERY strong dye in various colors. one tiny drop would be enough to turn a whole gallon bright red, orange, green....i can't imagine such a small amount having any adverse affect on the engine but i also don't know if it's compatible with meth.

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I use good ol' liquid food coloring. It only takes about six (6) drops per gallon. I call my fuel "blue goo".

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MartyG, I am wanting to brew my own 0% fuel and I was wondering what your recipe was. Could you tell me?

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