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    Question One question for the dye experts (King not taking dye too well)

    Hey guys, had something go wrong when I was trying to dye the red areas of the GX-56 (black and red) King.

    Instead of becoming black, the red on the bezel and back became brown !!!!

    I used RIT liquid (dont have the powder stuff over here), and I had it in there for almost an hour (checking every now and then if it was getting darker).

    My question is, since I have already changed the color somewhat do I need to bleach or anything like that before I try a second attempt to dye it black ????

    Here are a couple of pics of the black and brown King lol.

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    And one pic of the "partially assembled" watch, showing the, now brow, plastic inside.
    (yea I know the bezel is upside down ;)

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    Re: One question for the dye experts (King not taking dye too well)

    Hm, many people say the liquid Rit is just not strong enough. You don't have to bleach it if you want a darker color - simply dye it again.

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    Re: One question for the dye experts (King not taking dye too well)

    dye more, i didn't know RIT come in liquid black
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    Re: One question for the dye experts (King not taking dye too well)

    Yes, steer away from the liquid RIT dye, not good for this kind of application. Get the powder version, disolve it and 'brew' the resin for few minutes (don't go mad with length of time, though).

    On another note, I actually like the end result you've shown above, the rusty-red brown color of the insert fits the rest of the watch (including reddish indices) very nice, IMO

    I'd leave it if I were you...

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    Re: One question for the dye experts (King not taking dye too well)

    reminded me of this chocolate king: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/cho...me-854337.html

    I have no clue about all this, but I think the end result looks good! I agree with Babola, I'd leave it like that and have a chocolate king!

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    Re: One question for the dye experts (King not taking dye too well)

    Thanks for the replies guys :)

    I might just put it back together and try it out for a few days, see how the chocolate King looks and feels :)

    Regarding the RIT liquid: I will probably have to order the powder version from somewhere (if I decide to dye it again ;)

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    Half assembled

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    Some fully assembled pictures :)

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    Re: One question for the dye experts (King not taking dye too well)

    man those buttons look tasty! lol got me craving chocolate now! don't have any tho, will buy some tomorrow..
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    Re: One question for the dye experts (King not taking dye too well)

    I like the chocolate King. Definitely different. I just got what was supposed to be a yellow Frogman that someone dyed. It looked gray in the pictures, but when I took it outside it is like a dark maroon. I may eave it or try to lighten it up a little.

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    Re: One question for the dye experts (King not taking dye too well)

    Chocolate King is awesome! I want one!!
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    Re: One question for the dye experts (King not taking dye too well)

    Sweet!

    Some of the best dye mods in the past have been a product of an unexpected and accidental dye process gone wrong

    Leave it as is...the 'Choc-King' is born!

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