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    Boiling a couple Humvee's

    I'm officially entering female geekdom with this post..

    I wanted to dye two white scarfes black, and I also have two Humvee's, one silver and one tan. (Fan of the robotic look). So I decided to put the tan watch in with the scarfes, since I want a black humvee. But instead of taking the color, it lost it on the lugs and on the bits on the corners. Ups! The light brown strap did take the color though and turned into a dark brown, The effect was cool, and I figured it would be even cooler on the silver one. Some residue stayed on the metal lugs, and I polished it away. I also swapped the modules, since one of them tend to have a more brownish hue in some light. (In the pic one is upside down, I have corrected that). All in all I'm quite happy with this accident.

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    Re: Boiling a couple Humvee's

    until today, i didnt realize that they have 2 different modules.
    thats a great color. a brownish finish !!!

    excellent job !!
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    Re: Boiling a couple Humvee's

    Aaaarrghhhh! Humvee's! Will the nightmare never end!

    Watches are frickin evil!

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    Re: Boiling a couple Humvee's

    Quote Originally Posted by hoochy View Post
    Aaaarrghhhh! Humvee's! Will the nightmare never end!


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    Re: Boiling a couple Humvee's

    Quote Originally Posted by hoochy View Post
    Aaaarrghhhh! Humvee's! Will the nightmare never end!
    Since you from what I understand have several incoming, you can use them as objects for experimentation. Maybe you will be able to dye one...

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    Re: Boiling a couple Humvee's

    Interesting result on the brown/silver. What did it look like before you started?

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    Re: Boiling a couple Humvee's

    Thanks!

    It looked like the one on the right (not my pic) but with the module with the larger numbers. Here you can also see what the silver looked like, on the left.
    http://garagetetsu.asablo.jp/blog/im...03/07/de86.jpg

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    Re: Boiling a couple Humvee's

    Quote Originally Posted by restless View Post
    Since you from what I understand have several incoming, you can use them as objects for experimentation. Maybe you will be able to dye one...
    I'm very much hoping that my incoming ones will be in as good condition as yours! Great job!

    So am I right in thinking the finish on the metal bits basically flaked/peeled away after being submerged in hot water?

    They look great by the way!

    Watches are frickin evil!

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    Re: Boiling a couple Humvee's

    The module in the brown one is upside down. oops, just re-read, you already mentioned that!!!!
    Last edited by stinkypete; June 16th, 2008 at 19:28. Reason: hbc

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    Re: Boiling a couple Humvee's

    Quote Originally Posted by hoochy View Post
    I'm very much hoping that my incoming ones will be in as good condition as yours! Great job!

    So am I right in thinking the finish on the metal bits basically flaked/peeled away after being submerged in hot water?

    They look great by the way!
    Thanks!
    The color just vanished by itself, when boiled for some minutes.

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