You are not logged in.

Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.  RSS Feed

#26 2008-07-24 6:43pm

xeokym
Centurion Member
From: New Jersey
Registered: 2006-06-02
Posts: 111
Bikes: 5

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

I dunno why they say put them in a dishwasher...to get all the grease off, I'm thinking. If you don't have one, however, then a good handwashing with some grease-hatin' dishsoap and a scrubby sponge would do the trick. A dishwasher would put them through a cycle with some bleach, though, so I'm not sure if that's part of the point of putting them in there or not. You could always give them a quick bleach water rinse in order to whiten them up a bit after you're done scrubbing. But when it comes down to it, all you have to worry about before dying is that you got off all the dirt, grease and grime from the outside of the mags. The dye won't take if there's grease on the wheel somewhere.


§~MY RIDES~§ 08 SE retro repro black 20" PK Ripper, 08 SE retro repro tan 20" Quadangle, 00 Haro Shredder, 99 Haro Master 2010 SE retro repro 20" gold PK Ripper, and hopefully soon 26" SE/DC yellow 26" Quadangle.

Offline

 

#27 2008-07-24 6:52pm

Triumvirat
The Dr. Phil of BMX
Registered: 2007-09-18
Posts: 948
Bikes: 7

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

The dishwasher cycle is for two reasons...

Deep cleaning for one. And the heat from the drying cycle opens the pores of the composite which allows it to take the dye better and more evenly.


"That's what makes the Museum such a wonderful place. Pure, unadulterated, misunderstanding. 24/7"

Offline

 

#28 2008-07-29 6:50pm

arginflugin
Museum Newbie
From: Lexington, KY
Registered: 2008-05-31
Posts: 7
Bikes: 2

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

i've got an extra pair of tan/white skyway tuffs lying around and was thinking of dying them black. very new to this still. where would i find such dyes to make a truly black mag? wal-mart? thanks.


Here is Taylor stopping. He wants Cru Jones one on one!

Offline

 

#29 2008-07-29 6:52pm

Gtcompe
Banned
From: Algonac, MI
Registered: 2007-07-16
Posts: 2830
Bikes: 9
Website

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

im going to get a BIG bucket
and dye some stuff =]

Offline

 

#30 2008-07-29 7:54pm

arginflugin
Museum Newbie
From: Lexington, KY
Registered: 2008-05-31
Posts: 7
Bikes: 2

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

have you successfully dyed a pair that's completely black?


Here is Taylor stopping. He wants Cru Jones one on one!

Offline

 

#31 2008-08-04 1:24am

xeokym
Centurion Member
From: New Jersey
Registered: 2006-06-02
Posts: 111
Bikes: 5

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

Has anyone dyed tires in the same or similar manner? Can you take a pair of white tires and dye or color them in any way?


§~MY RIDES~§ 08 SE retro repro black 20" PK Ripper, 08 SE retro repro tan 20" Quadangle, 00 Haro Shredder, 99 Haro Master 2010 SE retro repro 20" gold PK Ripper, and hopefully soon 26" SE/DC yellow 26" Quadangle.

Offline

 

#32 2008-08-10 3:15pm

RXREKTD
Museum Addict
From: Los Angeles, CA
Registered: 2008-05-02
Posts: 1289
Bikes: 1

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

This thread is great!  I'm thinking of dyeing some white skyways black.  I know a few of you have thought of it, anyone actually do it?  What's the magic combination of dye?  Thanks.


Looking for a few parts so please PM me if you have it:

24" Gold Araya/Ukia Speedline Hoops
Single Comp III Yellow Label 24 x 2.125 in black
Single Knarler Knobby 24 x 1.75

Offline

 

#33 2008-08-11 1:32am

coasty
Pro Member
From: Queensland, Australia
Registered: 2007-03-25
Posts: 3194
Bikes: 18

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

This,
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/coastvl/bike%20bits/2006-02-07001.jpg

To this. 1 hour in really hot water. Salt and 2 bottles of RIT dye.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/coastvl/bike%20bits/2006-03-14003.jpg


70's bmx is where it's at.

Offline

 

#34 2008-08-11 2:13am

Night Stalker
Intermediate
Registered: 2007-08-08
Posts: 363

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

I am digging how you guys did this.  I am wondering, will the dye take to the new skyways?  I have a brand new set still in the box and might consoider dying them as long as the new smooth plastic will take to the dye.

Offline

 

#35 2008-08-11 7:52am

mattygaff
Museum Addict
From: VA
Registered: 2008-01-20
Posts: 1077
Bikes: 3

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

Please clarify a couple things for me:

I am thinking on dying a pair of wheels I am gonna use on a rider  - will brake rub make the dyed wheel look like crap?

Will the above methods work on Z Rims?

Thanks,
- Matt


"MOM!  Throw down some money!  The Ice Cream Man is coming!"  - Eddie Murphy

Offline

 

#36 2008-08-12 1:10am

coasty
Pro Member
From: Queensland, Australia
Registered: 2007-03-25
Posts: 3194
Bikes: 18

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

All the Tuffs I have done are coaster braked. It will rub off eventually and will fade very quickly in the sun. They are good for show and cruisin' but brake pads will mess them up.
New Tuffs and Z rims are all made from the same stuff. Dye away.


70's bmx is where it's at.

Offline

 

#37 2008-08-12 6:23am

mattygaff
Museum Addict
From: VA
Registered: 2008-01-20
Posts: 1077
Bikes: 3

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

coasty wrote:

All the Tuffs I have done are coaster braked. It will rub off eventually and will fade very quickly in the sun. They are good for show and cruisin' but brake pads will mess them up.
New Tuffs and Z rims are all made from the same stuff. Dye away.

Good info - thank you!


"MOM!  Throw down some money!  The Ice Cream Man is coming!"  - Eddie Murphy

Offline

 

#38 2008-08-19 7:45pm

DYNOBMX
Pro Member
From: Detroit, MI
Registered: 2008-06-06
Posts: 2236
Bikes: 53
For Sale: 8

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

i will be experminting with a pair of faded blue skyways soon, i want them to be the original blue they use to be, gonna have to mix light and keep an eye on them, or does anyone no if lightly sanding will bring back the true color ? gonna try that 1st

Offline

 

#39 2008-08-24 6:40pm

urspeedracer
Museum Newbie
Registered: 2008-08-05
Posts: 16

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

Amazing work on that bike jason GT!big_smile

Last edited by urspeedracer (2008-08-24 6:41pm)

Offline

 

#40 2008-09-17 5:53pm

Floofy
l'héroïne féminine de GT
From: MoCo, Wisco
Registered: 2008-08-12
Posts: 1371
Bikes: 10

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

I got a pair of dyed purple 87 GT mags...they were unevenly dyed and didn't look the greatest.  I tried to bleach them (for 2 weeks per wheel)....and still has some purple tint....so I plan to use this process and try to redo them purple myself.

Offline

 

#41 2008-09-28 8:44am

thekid37
Museum Newbie
Registered: 2008-09-28
Posts: 5

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

i am going to try this dyeing i am not a big fan of mags but i have some so i will try it, only one problem i don't have a dishwasher any suggestions my mom probably won't like it if i do it at her house ha ha

Offline

 

#42 2008-11-11 11:07am

949
Intermediate
Registered: 2008-09-26
Posts: 468

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

Could you use Indian ink for black? Just a thought.

And if using dye what properties does it need. I cant get the same brands as you here.

Offline

 

#43 2008-11-11 1:48pm

sonyacams
Member
From: philly/toronto
Registered: 2008-10-21
Posts: 48
Bikes: 4

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

Does anyone know if this process works on seats as well?   what if you threw in a white viscount seat, would it accept the dye the same way?


July 19, 2011- need a rear white ogk mag for a 87 mongoose stylist.

Offline

 

#44 2008-11-12 2:37pm

DYNOBMX
Pro Member
From: Detroit, MI
Registered: 2008-06-06
Posts: 2236
Bikes: 53
For Sale: 8

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

i dyed 2 light lavender seats black and they look like nos blk, they came out perfet, also the gold writing is still gold, i full day in a bucket with i box of rit, started with boiling hot water and dropped them in with the dye, the blue mags i dnt think im gonna make them blue do to them being to dark and not being the normal bright blue, ill stick with black, you cant go wrong, and you no the sane...

Offline

 

#45 2008-11-12 2:46pm

BridgeCity
Guest

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

yep seats dye nicely. and no residue rubs off on your pants.

 

#46 2008-11-13 2:51am

mogsta
Museum Newbie
From: Sheffield england
Registered: 2008-11-13
Posts: 24
Bikes: 1

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

Hi i was just reading your post about dying tuffs. I have just bought an aero reflex f+f and have chanced across some tuff2's in yellow. They are a bit tired and need cleaning. Rather than dye the wheels can i bleach them to restore the original colour?
This is my first build and i need all the advice i can get. Cheers,   
Mogsta  (only registered today so if this is the wrong topic or forum sorry. )

Offline

 

#47 2008-11-13 10:47am

949
Intermediate
Registered: 2008-09-26
Posts: 468

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

mogsta wrote:

Hi i was just reading your post about dying tuffs. I have just bought an aero reflex f+f and have chanced across some tuff2's in yellow. They are a bit tired and need cleaning. Rather than dye the wheels can i bleach them to restore the original colour?
This is my first build and i need all the advice i can get. Cheers,   
Mogsta  (only registered today so if this is the wrong topic or forum sorry. )

Just take a look at the sticky at the top of this fourm. They can be cleaned back to the stock colour.

Offline

 

#48 2008-12-19 3:28pm

rune_1578
Restricted Member
Registered: 2008-07-25
Posts: 426
Bikes: 3

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

awesome thread.....very helpful....will post pics of mine when im done..... big_smile MAD PROPS 2 Triumvirat...............


IF ONLY PURE SWEETNESS WAS OFFERED.......
THEN WHY'S THIS BITTER TASTE LEFT IN MY MOUTH???

Offline

 

#49 2008-12-19 3:43pm

freedo
Pro MemberWhite Boy With An Afro
From: wilmington de
Registered: 2008-06-17
Posts: 9218
Bikes: 52
For Sale: 3

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

cool thread


out with the new in with the old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile
mongoose decade guru, hit me up with any questions you may have
R.I.P  Autumn Pasquale. May she rest in Peace!
Instagram! @freedo70

Offline

 

#50 2008-12-20 6:47am

Motleymick
Pro Member"RL" JUNKIE
From: Vegas
Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 1826
For Sale: 1

Re: Dyeing TUFFS - The "How To" thread.

cool


BUYING LESS/SELLING MORE

Offline

 

Board footer

View Cart →