Dyeing Delrin? (big spelling mistake caught by daniel0731ex, thanks)


I’m getting a plastic SEVERE. I was wondering if you could dye it like polycarbonate/ molded plastics. And would it involve the same steps? Same consequences if done wrong?

Pics please :smiley:


From what I’ve seen you can dye delrin/celcon using very hot water. No acetone required (or wanted).


Yep, that’s what I’ve heard. RIT fabric dyes, very hot water and Google.


1/3 water, 1/3 rit dye and 1/3 google.
Use a long screw that fits in the axle hole, its great to dye throws.
If you dye your halves seperatly, use a timer and use same temperature water for both sides.


Tyler severance did this. Check his Facebook page. He did it blue and painted his caps gold


For a small price, I would be willing to customs dye delrins for people. Check out pics of whatever done so far:


Just a reminder in case you’re new to dyeing, you cannot dye black plastic.


Would you use glue to mask the areas you’re dying?



  1. A substance used to color materials. Also called dyestuff.
  2. A color imparted by dyeing.
    v. dyed, dye·ing, dyes
    To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
    To take on or impart color.

Present participle of die.

  1. About to die: dying patients.
  2. Drawing to an end; declining: in the dying hours of the legislative session.
  3. Done or uttered just before death: a dying request.


dye-ing, sorry.