Dye Question


#1

Would I be able to do dye a black Kickside half white?


#2

No, it wouldn’t work. You can dye a lighter yoyo darker but you can’t go from darker to lighter.


#3

You might be able to bleach it with some acetone or something, but it wouldn’t work very well. (If anybody has done this, let us know the results. :wink: )


#4

I wouldn’t try acetone as a bleaching agent. It melts plastic quite easily. Some people use a small amount of acetone in their dye mix to set the dye into the plastic (by dissolving a thin layer of the surface).

Soaking the part in plain old bleach might work, but chances are it will just turn it an ugly gray-black.


#5

Sorry, that came out wrong. I meant you could probably put some bleach in a glass jar or something, then put a little bit of acetone in it to help it dye. Thanks for pointing out my mishap.


#6

There’s no magic elixer out there that is going to dye or bleach a black Kickside half white. Don’t try it, you’ll ruin it.


#7

So since you have to go lighter to darker, would I be able to dye an orange one black? Would it work with the celcon?


#8

Yes, you can go from orange to black.

Celcon is a bit hard to dye but some people report good results using a very hot water mix. As in almost boiling. Be careful.


#9

Thanks for all the help everybody. Question answered. Thread locked. :slight_smile: