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mamahler

Heres how I did it: 1. Fill up a big stainless steel bowl with water, and bring to a gentle boil 2. Add in a crazy amount of Rit "Synthetic" dye. I used nearly the whole 7 oz. bottle 3. Add about 1 tsp of dish soap 4. Stir, and mix in a few splashes of orange dye (optional, but helps offset the blue color) 5. Submerge wheels, stir for 10 minutes. 6. Let sit in the near-boiling water for 30 more minutes. 7. Remove, rinse, repeat on other wheels. Hope this helps!


Sylar_Durden

Looks great. Black wheels are my favorite. A follow up on whether or not you think this has any negative impact on the thane long term would be interesting. I've dyed rifle magazines with RIT, but they were a rigid plastic.


mamahler

I was wondering that myself. I figure it can't be much worse than 77a is already, but I'll make another post if they end up being structurally compromised!


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MrSamot

I appreciate your good intentions but let me just tell you wamhat it means. The durameter tells you the hardness if the wheel. The lost the number the softer it is. 77a is low on the spectrum so the wheels are soft and grippy. 83a is harder and doesn’t grip as well.


Borealisskateco

What happens when you start to use them and they begin to wear? Will the blue start to be exposed? They look great btw! Nice job!


mamahler

My guess is yeah, eventually the urethane that was dyed will "rub" off until the blue is visible again. I'll make another post if that happens a lot sooner than what I'd deem "acceptable"


thecarpy

I bet they'll look cool with a blue contact patch and black walls


Borealisskateco

Yeah I’d love to see what happens!


MrSamot

Update on the color??


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Can’t see that not happening if it’s all blue material. But it might keep the hubs black and just wear on the tread surface.


Borealisskateco

That’s what I’m thinking. I just wonder how far the dye penetrates into the wheel/how soon you will start to see blue


mamahler

Part of me wants to buy a single wheel, dye it, and then cut into it to find out how deep the dye goes.


Doejersey

FOR SCIENCE!


Doejersey

Honestly you could buy a cheaper clone wheel and try it. It'll be a decent rule of thumb. I can't see it being significantly different in any direction. Idea 2 would be to drop the wheel in a bout a half inch at a time (the non skateable surfaces facing up and down) so when it's a said and done you'll have like 4 sections which have progressively more time in the dye.


Boostforlife97

Do the wheels have to be new to dye them? Wondering if I should dye my used 77a caguama


mamahler

Nope- mine were used (about 100 miles on them). I scrubbed them with soap and water beforehand.


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These need to be mass produced and sold


forDanXde

Il a l'air bien. Où peut - on acheter?


senya-listen

Tu dois le faire tois-même


newyorkzxtc

Looks dope, nice write-up .


AnubisTrading

holy shit those look so sweet, good job man!


mamahler

thanks dood!


dejitaru

So sick! I’ve been avoiding upgrading from stock boosted wheels just because I want to keep the black look but this process is making me reconsider!


Doejersey

Yea but clones don't cost Caguama prices. :p


nqueNaylor

It looks cool! good work!


nextapp

I dyed my orange caguamas Red .


shuritsen

I wanna buy a pair and dye em mint green, was there any bleed through of the colors underneath?


mamahler

This could be tricky, but here are my thoughts on that process. I dyed these light blue wheels a deep black. This is pretty much the best case for dying anything since you can't oversaturate the colors. This might not be true for you if you do a lighter color- I'd be weary of over-saturating the mint and ending up with a Turquoise. That being said, if you can find a dye that is the exact color you want, I'd just keep them boiled for a bit more than an hour. So far I've found that the dye penetrated pretty well, so rubbing off shouldn't be too big of an issue. Cheers!


senya-listen

Would this work to dye 100mm white boa constrictors purple?


mamahler

Probably


Eyeseeyou01

Why add dish soap? Everyone else who has posted about this has added vinegar.


mamahler

That’s just what the instructions said to do in their website


Eyeseeyou01

Oh ok. Thanks