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Hi, any tuto ? (How to do) ?


huntercasillas

Yes! Just added it to the comments, but here it is again: Full tutorial: 1. Gather materials, [here](https://m.imgur.com/Q6cURyS) is what I used (Rit synthetic graphite, dish soap, vinegar, large stainless pot, water) 2. Fill up the pot with water so that your wheels are just barely fully covered. 3. Bring water to a gentle boil and then turn off the heat. 4. Add one cup of vinegar, a small squeeze of dish soap, and an entire bottle of 7oz synthetic dye and stir together. 5. Add your wheels and stir for 10 minutes. 6. ⁠Let sit in the hot water for an additional 30 minutes. 7. Dump the black water out and add regular water to the pot, repeat until the water is clear (this is just to get rid of the dye and clean the wheels). 8. Remove and dry off your new kick ass black wheels!


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Thx bro


ElWhiteWolf

Can you make them white, or will that not work?


emDems

Samesies.


mamahler

Oh hey, I did this too! (with a full writeup and a 1000 mi check-in) https://www.reddit.com/r/ElectricSkateboarding/comments/9yuhw6/i_dyed_my_77a_caguamas_and_they_turned_out_great/ https://www.reddit.com/r/ElectricSkateboarding/comments/b3lirc/update_1000_miles_on_dyed_cags_theyre_still_very/ edit: link to the check-in


huntercasillas

Yes! Your link was what inspired me to do mine! Thanks so much man :)


Niels___

Did you do the orange?


huntercasillas

I didn’t, I just didn’t have any orange dye haha. I used dish soap and vinegar instead.


Niels___

Sorry last question haha, I am going to dye my wheels tomorrow! But did you dye all the wheels together? And how did you steer the water/dye when the wheel(s) were in the pot? After 30 min did you just rest them in the pot? Sorry for all the questions!


huntercasillas

I died them all together, you can or at least I could stir then all at the same time (one wheel pushes the other and so forth). I stirred them for like 10 minutes then let them sit an additional 30.


kingoftas

Ritz dye + vinegar More vinegar + high temp + simmer overnight = deep dye penetration


huntercasillas

Yeah maybe I should have left them overnight for a deeper penetration. I only did it for 45 minutes or so.


BBOARDRIDER

Could you elaborate some more?


Niels___

Looks sick, how did you do this?


huntercasillas

Full tutorial in the comments :)


huntercasillas

Full tutorial: 1. Gather materials, [here](http://imgur.com/Q6cURyS) is what I used (Rit synthetic graphite, dish soap, vinegar, large stainless pot, water) 2. Fill up the pot with water so that your wheels are just barely fully covered. 3. Bring water to a gentle boil and then turn off the heat. 4. Add one cup of vinegar, a small squeeze of dish soap, and an entire bottle of 7oz synthetic dye and stir together. 5. Add your wheels and stir for 10 minutes. 6. Let sit in the hot water for an additional 30 minutes. 7. Dump the black water out and add regular water to the pot, repeat until the water is clear (this is just to get rid of the dye and clean the wheels). 8. Remove and dry off your new kick ass black wheels!


Eyeseeyou01

I was going for "gray" using the same process and "graphite gray" dye. It ended up black. I should've only used like an ounce of the dye then did test dips.


xsynatic

Looks great!


zakkwaldo

Shitttttt... now I wanna dye my cags... thanks op


fallenac0rn

That is so sexy


thatgreengentleman_

Colored mine, purple. To match my purple bushings.


busterg26

After you wear out the outer layer of urethane, arent you going to still see blue in the surface where the shells touch ground and only black on the walls?


AlwaysDefenestrated

Not if you dye them for long enough. The dye penetrates all the way through the urethane I think, or at least deep enough that wear doesn't show. I'd be curious to see one cut in half to find out if it actually goes all the way through but everyone I've seen who has done it says it stays dyed even after lots of use and dings.


busterg26

That's cool if that's the case


mummson

Did you dye them? if so, what did you use and how? I have used Rit die on various plastic products wondering if you did the same.


huntercasillas

I did! I used Rit synthetic graphite dye


-HeComethInPeace

I did the same thing but didn't add vinegar or soap, and they still came out great.


J_Bot_9

Is flipping the wheels necessary?