Mudman Red Button Dyeing?

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    Mudman Red Button Dyeing?

    Hi,

    I've looked at all the Mudman threads and decided to dye my bright red buttons black.

    Got Dylon dye from my local art shop (didn't have Rit). Stripped the watch then followed all the instructions to a T.

    After 30 minutes in the dye the buttons didn't seem to be taking on the dye. I left it for another 10 minutes then when I took the bezel out, the dye just ran off. The buttons were not touched at all. Still bright red. Also the 'Mud Resist' and 'Dual Illuminator' writing on the straps wasn't touched either.

    Those of you who have dyed your Mudman red buttons to black, how long did you leave the bezel in the dye and what kind of concentration ratio were you using with the dye?

    Thanks in advance

    Marc
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    Re: Mudman Red Button Dyeing?

    The buttons are made out of some kind of plastic that do not take dyes.

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    Re: Mudman Red Button Dyeing?

    Really? I thought this guy had done it https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ons+dyed+black
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    Re: Mudman Red Button Dyeing?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcsOnFire View Post
    Really? I thought this guy had done it https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ons+dyed+black
    great job i like them both in red and black,,
    watches are meant to tell times..

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    Re: Mudman Red Button Dyeing?

    That was just a guess cause those buttons look plastic.
    Did you em.. boil the water?

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    Re: Mudman Red Button Dyeing?

    Oh and was it the multipurpose dye or cold dye you got?
    As far as i know, cold dye doesn't work.

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    Re: Mudman Red Button Dyeing?

    Quote Originally Posted by jammed View Post
    That was just a guess cause those buttons look plastic.
    Did you em.. boil the water?
    Hehe! Yeah, boiled it before dropping in the straps and bezel then just let it simmer and bubble away happily but nothing.

    The instructions on the packet say to boil the water so I'm guessing it must be multiple purpose. I'll grab some Rit off eBay and give it another go. Any other suggestions in why it might not have worked?

    Thanks for the input so far :)
    Last edited by MarcsOnFire; June 10th, 2010 at 01:46.
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    Re: Mudman Red Button Dyeing?

    @ marcsonfire,

    you have to use rit, other stuff simply won't work. half an hour in hot (not boiling) water is sufficient, after that your buttons should be fine, matte black.


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    Re: Mudman Red Button Dyeing?

    Cheers everyone.

    I've ordered some Rit of eB*y so should have black buttons by the weekend!

    Ahh, it's the little things in life!
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    Re: Mudman Red Button Dyeing?

    So.. actually what material is the buttons made of?
    Do Rit work on plastic?

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