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Old 02-17-2013, 03:22 PM #1
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1st attempt at custom dyeing a Spire - Dyed Spire

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...ight=dye+spire

^^^ Link to Disturbed989's thread ^^^ A "How To" of dyeing your Spire.


I am very happy with the way it turned out for my first attempt. The only thing that I am not happy with is the type of plastic used in the Spire shell. In the top half, you can see little specs in the plastic that dyed darker than the surrounding. The bottom came out perfect. I suggest using the tray like I did to practice your first attempt before moving to the main shell. Keep in mind, there are some pieces that won't take the dye, like in between the little virtue symbol due to glue I imagine. All in all, I am very pleased and love how it matches my purple Dura.








These are the small fleks in the plastic that dyed darker. Not a huge deal, but I have OCD with little things like this.


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Old 02-17-2013, 03:24 PM #2
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When I was putting it together, I realized I should have dyed the buttons as well. Turned out pretty good since I did this while I was camping in my motorhome.

Next one will be even better!
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:31 PM #3
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:o that looks amazing
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:14 PM #5
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Great job.
Planning to dye my Spire.
Any tips will be appreciated.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:20 PM #6
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awesome work!
had similar results with my spire shell. great overall but there were some small parts where the dye didn't take as much as the rest
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:22 PM #7
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Great job.
Planning to dye my Spire.
Any tips will be appreciated.
Test it out on the tray first! If you use vinyl stickers, don't take them off until you are done dyeing the hopper. Any sticky reside will not allow the dye to get in the plastic.

If your doing multiple layers of dye (lighter to darker) count out loud to yourself while its in the boiling dye and be consistent with the bottom and top halves. Most of my layers were only 8-10 seconds in the dye.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:18 AM #8
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awesome work!
had similar results with my spire shell. great overall but there were some small parts where the dye didn't take as much as the rest
Most of the people thought it was suppossed to look like that. I was hoping it would look like the bottom did. I am not complaining, but I am a attention to detail kind of guy.

Since you experienced the same thing, I wonder if it's just the way the plastic on the top shell reacts to dye.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:23 AM #9
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Did you remove or cover the virtue logos(small and big one) before dying?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:54 AM #10
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Did you remove or cover the virtue logos(small and big one) before dying?
No, I left the logos on the little logo is glued and the big flat metal sticker would get bent up if you tried to remove it. The orange plastic stripe around the middle comes off when you pull the halves apart.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:46 PM #11
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Wow mike that's so sick!!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:57 PM #12
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Wow mike that's so sick!!!
I'm pretty pleased with it. Next one will be even better!
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:01 PM #13
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Make one to match the mist luxe.

Getting ahead of your self mike. I know your getting ready for Easter
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:09 PM #14
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Make one to match the mist luxe.

Getting ahead of your self mike. I know your getting ready for Easter
Haha, I would if I still had it. The MIST and purple/orange splash are in the hands of another now!
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Is there a FAQ anywhere on how to do this?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:37 PM #16
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Is there a FAQ anywhere on how to do this?
I just put the link in the top of my thread for the method I used.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:40 PM #17
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I will pick up some more Spires and do a "How To" with video. Disturbed989's thread is a great starting point.
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I will pick up some more Spires and do a "How To" with video. Disturbed989's thread is a great starting point.
A video will be great.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:02 AM #19
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I don't know if the top shell is the problem.
I was looking at this pic and I noticed the same defect that yours have but in the lower shell.

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^^^ Thanks Project Secret II! Now I know its just the luck of the draw whether the white spire will have those fleks in it!
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:37 PM #21
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How did you take apart the inside part of the hopper? (the middle part where the motor batteries, etc are)

I dyed mine today, will post pics later on tonight. But I didn't dyed the inside part.
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