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 Post subject: Dyeing White Strong Flexible Polished
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:08 am 
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Just a quickie - how well does the Shapeways white, strong and flexible polished material dye using the standard RIT dye method?

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 Post subject: Re: Dyeing White Strong Flexible Polished
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:53 pm 
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it really depends... reportedly RIT changed their formulation and people have been getting uneven results.
a lot of people are switching to using Jacquard iPoly dye - deeper blacks and color saturation, although I find
the clean-up of the parts afterwards to be a pain.

I've done a fair bit w/ WSF-P and RIT, and haven't had many issues.


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 Post subject: Re: Dyeing White Strong Flexible Polished
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:30 pm 
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Thanks for the info Derek, and also Oskar via email, I guess I'll just give it a try and report back (or not if I make a mess :( )

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 Post subject: Re: Dyeing White Strong Flexible Polished
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Please reply even if it makes a mess, just as a warning for those of us who might try it someday :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Dyeing White Strong Flexible Polished
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:30 am 
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Well I dyed the WSF polished pieces using the standard method and everything went OK. I also dyed some normal WSF at the same time, and the only difference is that the polished pieces are not quite as black, but you could only notice this if you place the pieces together. I suppose next time I will just leave them in the dye bath a little bit longer.

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