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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Evil D's Avatar
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    I used to dye a lot of RC truck rims that were nylon and I always added some salt to the pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil D View Post
    I used to dye a lot of RC truck rims that were nylon and I always added some salt to the pot.
    Hi David, I was just quoting (and following) their own directions (taken from www.ritdye.com):

    "For more intense color when dyeing fabrics containing cotton, rayon, ramie, or linen, add 1 cup salt to the dyebath. When dyeing nylon, silk and wool, add 1 cup white vinegar to the dyebath. If possible delay adding the salt or vinegar until 5 minutes after the fabric has been in the dye bath. The delay will help to promote level dyeing."
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    Thanks to all! Good information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioactiveSpyder View Post
    Hi David, I was just quoting (and following) their own directions (taken from www.ritdye.com):

    "For more intense color when dyeing fabrics containing cotton, rayon, ramie, or linen, add 1 cup salt to the dyebath. When dyeing nylon, silk and wool, add 1 cup white vinegar to the dyebath. If possible delay adding the salt or vinegar until 5 minutes after the fabric has been in the dye bath. The delay will help to promote level dyeing."
    Huh. Never heard of it, and I guess I've never read the instructions lol. Still, I haven't seen any issues using salt on nylon, though I guess vinegar might be better. My RC rims saw all kinds of wear from dirt/rocks/sand and such, and they held up nicely and only scratched when you dug into the nylon itself, which is pretty much to be expected.

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    Small Update - After carrying the RIT dyed G10 Lava, and using it quite a bit to open boxes, cut zip ties, etc., I noticed a few scratches in the G10. Even the scratches look black, I assume because they're very shallow. THese "scratches" are about as bad as it gets for a knife that isn't abused, I'm fairly confident in the durability of the coloring.

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    A month with the dyed G10 and still no blue is showing. There's a few scratches, from dropping it while opening packages or from something metal in my pocket (probably another knife ) but it is still as black as black can be.

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