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Dying Hujoo ABS Plastic?

Postby Kadyssa » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:00 am

I'm getting a Hujoo Phoebe soon, but I'm looking for a color between the white and the gray. What is the best way to dye ABS? Is there a quick, easy way to just stain it a few shades? I really want to aim for a field-mouse color, dusty gray-brown, lighter than the Hujoo gray.

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Re: Dying Hujoo ABS Plastic?

Postby Pleasesaveheart » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:17 am

Have you tried rit dye? Automotive spray is my go to but the colors are limited with Duplicolor.
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Re: Dying Hujoo ABS Plastic?

Postby oniakki » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:10 am

Over in the Nano Freya thread Vetinari posted a link to an abs dying method:
Vetinari wrote:Found the dyeing method I was talking about: http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopi ... =9&t=22577

It seems the trick with ABS is 15% acetone and keeping it below boiling, which makes sense since ABS is a thermoplastic. I plan to give this a shot on my Hujoo Hujoo when I find where she's been hidden away in this house... (I want a grubby green goblin for Jareth, even though he isn't that Jareth... )


Never tried it myself, but your post reminded me of the freya thread.
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Re: Dying Hujoo ABS Plastic?

Postby Kadyssa » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:26 am

Thanks guys! Rit was what I was thinking of trying, but I really didn't want to order my Phoebe unless I found out that ABS really could be dyed. I've used automotive vinyl spray on my Monster High customs, but only one of them hasn't had chipping problems, so I'm keeping that as a last resort.
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