Originally Posted by D-man[WarLlamas]
Some helpful info you could include.
What color dye did you use? Liquid or powder? How long did it stay in? What temp of the dye? etc.
But it looks nice.
Thanks! Ok, well I'll do my best to sum up the "grunt work" (forgive me this was a first time attempt at dying a mask). So here we go:
I pulled my mask frames from the bottoms, and removed my lens and strap. I very carefully pulled off the foam with a "pinching motion."
I purchased RIT powder dye (denim blue) from my local Michaels Craft store for $3.99, and cheap nail-polish remover from the drugstore for $1.99.
I boiled 2 large pots of water on the stove until it was nice and steamy (estimated amount of water would be around 2-3 gallons)
While the water was doing its thing, I poured out the entire container of my el cheapo nail polish remover (35mL worth) and rubbed the mask (while wearing gloves) with a hard-bristled toothbrush for approximately 10 minutes (not sure if this step actually did much)
The water came to a boil, so I poured it into a 5 gallon plastic container (previously used to store junk in). I then poured the rit mix (just one box) into the boiling water and stirred it for 5 minutes.
I placed the goggle frames into the mix and every 5 minutes I would use a plastic pair of tongs to examine the frame's progress. After 20 minutes, I was satisfied with how the frames looked, and pulled them out (while wearing yellow cleaning gloves).
I placed the goggles on an old towel and sprayed them off with the hose (with luke warm water). Then I towel dried them and re-assembled them!
There you have it folks, anyone can do this. Just follow the steps, be patient, and have a certain knowledge of how colours interact with each other! Try it out