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[WIP] Transparent yellow turmeric dyed Lego windshield

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On 11/18/2018 at 5:21 AM, Johnny1360 said:

Great results indeed, looks like the real thing. I do wonder how permanent it is and how it would look on solid colors. 

I wouldn't do it with ABS parts, as they deform at such high temperatures. The clear polycarbonate parts can just about take it without warping. You can dye normal parts at lower temperatures though (RIT dye, etc).

 

If you want a bit of neon style colour, you can also break up a highlighter pen and stick the ink sponge type thing in.

 

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This is my new favourite thread here. I followed the directions on the previous page but allowed my part to bathe in its turmeric bath for a good 10 minutes before rinsing.

 

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On 11/22/2018 at 3:35 AM, Henchmen4Hire said:

If you put each piece in a piece of stocking and dip them like teabags, that could eliminate scratching if needed.

I was thinking....if you used a pot with an internal strainer basket, that would keep the pieces from touching the bottom of the pot and melting. Lower the temperature to a slow rolling boil and you wouldn't need to stir either.

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This is absolutely amazing. I've permanently stained a few of my clothes with turmeric, so I bet it lasts a while, but I would have never guessed it would stain legos so! I'd love to see if the stocking thing works, although I doubt I have any unscratched trans-clear pieces lying around to test it on.

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