Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

Thread: Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    763

    Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! DW-9500 Master Blue ;) (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

    Won a US Open Surfing DW-9500 and love watch, though i wasn't too enamoured with the green when it arrived. Seemed a little too pastel to me, a bit girly even

    After ordering some spares for it this morning, i decided to have a ride down to the dressmaking shop and stock up on RIT Dye

    Just finished doing the DW-9500 and i lurrrrrrrrrve the result, gave it a bit of a clean up too, but no rear case gasket so it was just a basic clean, hence please excuse any dirt on the casing.

    Transformed from this...................




    To this....................................







    I'm very pleased with the results, to say the least looks like it came that colour from the factory, these Rit Dyes are cool.

    Rusty
    Last edited by Rusty; September 10th, 2007 at 18:42.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    47

    Re: Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)



    can that only be done with clear resin straps, and how long does the colour hold before it starts fading?

  3. #3
    Member Buzzbait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Upstate New York, USA
    Posts
    4,076

    Re: Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

    Looks sensational!!! Huge difference. Talk about a face lift.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    47

    Re: Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

    I reckon many people have done this to their G's and label it a "rare" G and auction them off for big bucks

    but still a cool idea to create something totally custom i suppose.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    763

    Re: Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Curse View Post


    can that only be done with clear resin straps, and how long does the colour hold before it starts fading?
    Only dyed a couple so far, but it seems to dye the resin completely through, so i suspect it'll be pretty hard wearing and long lasting :) Dunno if it can be done with solid coloured resin straps, will have to try - i'll let you know how it goes.

    Rusty

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    763

    Re: Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Curse View Post
    I reckon many people have done this to their G's and label it a "rare" G and auction them off for big bucks

    but still a cool idea to create something totally custom i suppose.
    Lol anybody want to buy a DW-9500 Master Blue, not even released yet!

    Rusty

  8. #7
    Member Buzzbait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Upstate New York, USA
    Posts
    4,076

    Re: Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

    The color of the dye should add to the original color of the resin, no matter whether the resin is translucent or opaque. If you add red dye to a black bezel, you get black. If you add yellow dye to a red bezel, you get orange. If you add red dye to blue bezel, you get purple.

    That's the basics. It is a tad more complicated though. Dye will generally only make the color darker. So if you add yellow dye to a medium blue bezel, you will probably get a very dark green. You will never get the color of the resin to be lighter.

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    763

    Re: Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzbait View Post
    The color of the dye should add to the original color of the resin, no matter whether the resin is translucent or opaque. If you add red dye to a black bezel, you get black. If you add yellow dye to a red bezel, you get orange. If you add red dye to blue bezel, you get purple.

    That's the basics. It is a tad more complicated though. Dye will generally only make the color darker. So if you add yellow dye to a medium blue bezel, you will probably get a very dark green. You will never get the color of the resin to be lighter.
    Hmmm, at the place i got the dye from, they had some stuff (still made by Rit) for removing colour, prior to dyeing something lighter..................might be worth a try.

    Rusty

  10. #9
    Moderator G-Shock Forum Sjors's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    21,491

    Wink Re: Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

    Hi Rusty,

    That is a stunning result! Blue or not, I love it!

    Cheers,

    Sjors
    There are only 10 kind of people. Those who understand binary and those who don't.


    Bezoek ook eens het Nederlandstalige WUS forum: Kaliber 2010


  11. #10
    Member tseely's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Boise, Idaho
    Posts
    472

    Re: Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

    It looks way better! You did a good job.
    It's always sunny in Boise!!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •