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Dye for a hard vinyl doll?

Postby DollyKim » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:07 pm

I've got a Gene doll who's yellowed unevenly and basically gone to squat color wise. I'd like to dye her something non human, so the unevenness won't matter.

Any recommendations?
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Re: Dye for a hard vinyl doll?

Postby Kd_Bunchanumbers » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:29 pm

iDye Poly or RIT Dyemore can dye plastics well, though the few times I did dye it you need to dye it until it's SUPER dark to get an even coating otherwise it can come off marbled and patchy looking.

ImageAdam Jensen by John Pickles, on Flickr

Here's one where I dyed his limbs for a cyborg look, and if you dye for a long while the colour does even out but it's super dark.

Here's what I mean by uneven dyeing (and I did dye a spare hand which was even but super dark):

ImageDyeing to Match by John Pickles, on Flickr

so yeah both times I used iDye Poly and they work well but only if you got really dark colours in mind.
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Re: Dye for a hard vinyl doll?

Postby DollyKim » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:50 am

Thanks, for what I'm thinking uneven won't hurt.
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Re: Dye for a hard vinyl doll?

Postby maywong » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:20 pm

I am going to have to try that. Can I get flesh tone dye?
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Re: Dye for a hard vinyl doll?

Postby DollyKim » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:25 am

Saw that Rit has a line called Dyemore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrgqdWvYags for synthetics. I looked at some of the colors and there appears to be different shades of human flesh tones. I'm pondering making one of the males I have darker any way.

I wonder if coffee or tea would work just to darken a doll? That would be a smell I could live with.
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