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#1 2010-01-28 11:10am

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Drop the seat in boiling RIT dye and it will be done in a hour.  This one dyed quicker and better.
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 5#p1794515

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Ok, I have not seen to much information nor could I find it so, here is what I did and learned in the process;

First I found a nice Kashimax Tioga RS in lavender.  It was dirty with minor rash on the top back, and dirty/rusty guts. Seat rail minor pitting and dirt.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/Bjdw1Fw2kKGrHqUOKj0EsneBsrRBLTrbHtm.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/Bjdw5ggB2kKGrHqYOKigEsmVcgY7BLTrbsU.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/Bjdw9zQB2kKGrHqIOKkYEsmmRrFsBLTrcS8.jpg

I scrubbed it with hot soap and water.  Then used steal wool (0000) on the guts and rails and polished both with Mothers medal polish.  I used a magic eraser on the seat sides to remove the silver Tioga RS emblems and remaining dirt which dulled the shiny finish of the sides.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/3.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/1-3.jpg

Mix up the RIT dye in a bucket big enough for the seat. Used about 1 ½ gallon of hot! hot! water and the whole package of rid.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/4.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/5.jpg

Soaked this bad boy for 17 hrs starting with super hot water!!!! (overnight) I found the longer the better. Someone else stated if you biol the water it infuses into the seat faster.
Decided at that point to try and remove the minor rash on the top rear of the seat because after the dye took the rash really came out on the black.  It was not as noticable on the light color lavender.   250 grit sand paper followed by 600 wet dry did the trick. 
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/1.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/3-1.jpg

Re heated the RIT again hot hot water dye solution on the stove and soaked the seat again for about 6 more hours.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/2.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/3-2.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/4-1.jpg

Re-polished the lower part of the seat with a plastic polish (Nu finish car polish or sportbike plastic polish)and polishing rag, followed by re-applying the rear original Kashimax decal with an adhesive.  It came out bad ass!! big_smile Now I have to figure out what to put on the sides.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/5-1.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/3-3.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/2-1.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/1-2.jpg

Hope this helps someone.  I had to learn with this one and will be doing more in the future for sure.

Duane

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#2 2010-01-28 11:24am

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nice work,it looks great

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#3 2010-01-28 11:26am

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Nice work!


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#4 2010-01-28 11:30am

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how did you get it white before you dyed it black ??


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#5 2010-01-28 11:36am

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how did you get it white before you dyed it black ??

It is not white just squeeky clean and the flash of the camera.

Picture outside without flash.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/P1040851.jpg

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#6 2010-01-28 12:18pm

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yikes  Damn Duane! That came out nice!  Good work bro, thanks for the tips, wink


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#7 2010-01-28 7:06pm

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Awesome work!! I never thought that would work. Well done. I might have to try it!! coolcoolcool

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#8 2010-01-28 11:47pm

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yikes  Damn Duane! That came out nice!  Good work bro, thanks for the tips, wink

Hope it helps a little.  When the water is hot it seams to infuse it quicker.  Not too hot it will melt the seat lol
Post up or send me pics when yours is done. 

Duane

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#9 2010-01-29 11:04am

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I did this with a white dominator.  I turned it black.  I suspended mine in a pot of boiling water with RIT dye.  I let it boil for 30 minutes, came out amazing.  As the plastic gets hot, the pores on the plastic open up and suck in the new color.  I did a set of white tuffs also.


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#10 2010-01-29 11:09am

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bonce798 wrote:

I did this with a white dominator.  I turned it black.  I suspended mine in a pot of boiling water with RIT dye.  I let it boil for 30 minutes, came out amazing.  As the plastic gets hot, the pores on the plastic open up and suck in the new color.  I did a set of white tuffs also.

So even with the water boiling the seat did not melt?  I was scare to make the water to hot and just soaked it for a longer period instead.  Damn 30 min did the trick in boiling water!  Maybe that is the way to go.

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#11 2010-01-29 11:11am

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Dstinson wrote:

bonce798 wrote:

I did this with a white dominator.  I turned it black.  I suspended mine in a pot of boiling water with RIT dye.  I let it boil for 30 minutes, came out amazing.  As the plastic gets hot, the pores on the plastic open up and suck in the new color.  I did a set of white tuffs also.

So even with the water boiling the seat did not melt?  I was scare to make the water to hot and just soaked it for a longer period instead.  Damn 30 min did the trick in boiling water!  Maybe that is the way to go.

Duane

There is a thread in the Forums on dying dominators and tuffs.  The tuffs only took me and hour...


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#12 2010-01-29 12:31pm

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Nice instructions and pictures.  Thank you for taking the time to do this.  This should be added to the How To sticky.


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#13 2010-01-29 12:45pm

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A-W-E-S-O-M-E!big_smile

Let us know what you put on the side, if you go back with "Tioga" or something different, I'm sure it will just as clever as the resto on the seat!


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#14 2010-01-30 12:49am

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ENVIROGUY430 wrote:

A-W-E-S-O-M-E!big_smile

Let us know what you put on the side, if you go back with "Tioga" or something different, I'm sure it will just as clever as the resto on the seat!

I was thinking HUTCH but what ever I come up with it needs to be silver.  hb4dj had some nice decals I wanted but won't anwser my pms.  Anyone have Ideas?  Need silver to match the rear decal.

Duane

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#15 2010-02-13 3:43pm

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OK it is finished!! big_smile
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/222a.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/555a.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/222.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/666a.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Kashimax%20restoration/777a.jpg

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#16 2010-02-13 4:12pm

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By the way if you have never bought decals from this seller in the UK, They are the best on eBay.
http://shop.ebay.com/cbrgil/m.html?_nkw … ksid=p4340
Many Many Many purchases not one complaint.  Fast shipping and it is obvious really care about what they do.

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#17 2010-02-13 5:18pm

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Dstinson wrote:

By the way if you have never bought decals from this seller in the UK, They are the best on eBay.
http://shop.ebay.com/cbrgil/m.html?_nkw … ksid=p4340
Many Many Many purchases not one complaint.  Fast shipping and it is obvious really care about what they do.

Duane

I second this...I bought some decals recently from them and they are flawless. Also if you have a scan of you decals or pics with measurments they will try and duplicate them for you.

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#18 2010-02-14 7:46am

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exellent post... will never buy a nos seat again.thanks


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#19 2010-02-15 5:14am

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nofeet1hand wrote:

exellent post... will never buy a nos seat again.thanks

LOL I figure if the seat is rough to start with it might not come out as good.  I look for the ones with minor damage.  Road rash repair is tricky.

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#20 2010-02-15 2:10pm

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you could get quite creative with this technique by masking the bottom part for a 2 tone seat or mask small squers for a checker board efect! if some one trys post some pics?


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#21 2010-03-17 1:17am

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Answer to the PM;   

Pictures are back up. Phobucket must of went down.


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#22 2010-03-17 12:52pm

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Does anyone have any pictures of dyeing a white seat to blue?

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#23 2010-03-17 1:44pm

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Does anyone have any pictures of dyeing a white seat to blue?

Nope never done white to blue but I am sure it will be fine.  I am getting ready to do white to black though.


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#24 2010-03-17 2:43pm

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Marked!

I'm gonna try white to green.


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