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Offline babuinix

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IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« on: Wed, 26 November 2014, 17:38:27 »
« Last Edit: Wed, 26 November 2014, 17:40:55 by babuinix »
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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 26 November 2014, 18:40:58 »
Very nicely done!

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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 27 November 2014, 10:56:03 »
Wow, that's a really nice shade of yellow, the dye really soaked in well and evenly. GJ :thumb:
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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 27 November 2014, 15:36:44 »
Thanks all, I used Dylon Dye and this session toke arround 4/5 hours because I think  I used too much water for the quantity of color powder used!

Still turned out well, next step is to plastic dip the case mate black/dark grey

Full Album here : http://imgur.com/a/wp0DV
« Last Edit: Thu, 27 November 2014, 15:38:20 by babuinix »
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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 27 November 2014, 15:53:57 »
Interesting how the modifiers ended up a much darker colour than the rest of them...
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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 27 November 2014, 15:56:51 »
Interesting how the modifiers ended up a much darker colour than the rest of them...

Not really, when you consider that they started out darker anyway.
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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 27 November 2014, 16:06:48 »
Now you just need 2 gold checkkeys for homing!  :thumb:
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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 28 November 2014, 07:07:38 »
Thanks all, I used Dylon Dye and this session toke arround 4/5 hours because I think  I used too much water for the quantity of color powder used!

Still turned out well, next step is to plastic dip the case mate black/dark grey

Full Album here : http://imgur.com/a/wp0DV

Very simple, use 500ml not 1+ litre or whatever the instructions say. The more water, the more time wasted and the color density will be lower/ less vibrant colors.

I did exactly the same thing and got the same colors. Took 5 minutes of boiling, after which I left them to cool and did other things.
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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 28 November 2014, 18:40:44 »
Thanks all, I used Dylon Dye and this session toke arround 4/5 hours because I think  I used too much water for the quantity of color powder used!

Still turned out well, next step is to plastic dip the case mate black/dark grey

Full Album here : http://imgur.com/a/wp0DV

Very simple, use 500ml not 1+ litre or whatever the instructions say. The more water, the more time wasted and the color density will be lower/ less vibrant colors.

I did exactly the same thing and got the same colors. Took 5 minutes of boiling, after which I left them to cool and did other things.

The reason I used so much water was because last time it evaporated so much that I ended up having trouble keeping all the keys submerged, I thi ALL the keys at the same time, but yeah I should have used les water, still 5 minutes is not enough, at least 1/2 hours, I toke 5 hours because I would do baths of 15 minutes after boil and then take them off and put in the fridge, boil the mixture again and so on and so on!
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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 28 November 2014, 19:12:46 »
Interesting how the modifiers ended up a much darker colour than the rest of them...

Not really, when you consider that they started out darker anyway.

Derp, of course. I'm stupid.
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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 28 November 2014, 19:48:57 »

The reason I used so much water was because last time it evaporated so much that I ended up having trouble keeping all the keys submerged, I thi ALL the keys at the same time, but yeah I should have used les water, still 5 minutes is not enough, at least 1/2 hours, I toke 5 hours because I would do baths of 15 minutes after boil and then take them off and put in the fridge, boil the mixture again and so on and so on!
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Really don't think you need to use the fridge... never used the fridge, and I have dyed many times.

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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 30 November 2014, 09:42:26 »
How much did the dye pack cost?
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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 01 December 2014, 05:23:11 »
How much did the dye pack cost?

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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 01 December 2014, 05:58:06 »
How much did the dye pack cost?

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Really cool! Tempted to do this myself.
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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 01 December 2014, 08:43:07 »
This link should be in all of these.

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Re: IBM Keycap Dyeing (Golden Yellow)
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 01 December 2014, 08:51:08 »
How much did the dye pack cost?

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Really cool! Tempted to do this myself.

FOhat has a valid concern; RIT is available in North America; Dylon in Asia and Europe. They don't work exactly the same way.

Best if you are uncertain is to have some European buy the dye with proven utility for you.
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