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Dark Green RIT Dye

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Guyon, May 23, 2012.

  1. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    ...will do this. Thanks to Hawk590 for the idea about "greening" the scales. I tried a BH patch, and as you can see, it makes the coloring more of a multi-cam.

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    I have a Short sheath that has been in the dye bath for over an hour. Pics forthcoming when it's done.
     
  2. Sam Hell

    Sam Hell

    552
    Jan 7, 2012
    Awesome...I was pondering that..thank you for doing it before I get my 16.[​IMG]
     
  3. Myker

    Myker Banned BANNED

    Feb 5, 2011
    Ahh, what's the difference?
     
  4. tradewater

    tradewater Geezerator Moderator

    Jan 24, 2011
    I had no idea. Are those the peanut butter scales?
     
  5. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    Were the peanut butter scales.
     
  6. thrillbilly

    thrillbilly Banned BANNED

    Apr 16, 2011
    yeah, the RIT makes the PB scales a GREAT color!

    Biscuit, if u dont mind would u throw in a few specifics? what concentration, how long, etc etc
     
  7. tradewater

    tradewater Geezerator Moderator

    Jan 24, 2011
    Impressive. I would have never thought that.
     
  8. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    thrill, I used the powdered RIT, mixed the whole box with maybe two gallons of hot water in a big boiler, and heated it up a little more on my grill's side burner.
    I left the scales in around 20 minutes before I pulled them. For the fabrics, the directions called for 1 cup of distilled vinegar when doing nylon/synthetics, so I added vinegar.
    I left the patch in around 15 minutes. The sheath has now been in for 1 hour and 40 minutes. I'm going to leave it in for 2 hours before I call it quits.
    With the sheath, I've been occasionally turning on the burner to keep the water hot. Apparently, synthetics dye better at higher temps.
     
  9. lowery399

    lowery399

    273
    Sep 26, 2011
    I think I might have to do this too when I see how your sheath turns out.
     
  10. thrillbilly

    thrillbilly Banned BANNED

    Apr 16, 2011
    thanks Guyon, looks good.
     
  11. Murphnuge

    Murphnuge Moderator Moderator

    Feb 27, 2010
    Excellent! I talked to Hawk @ the Gathering about this, but didn't get too in detail. I'm doing this soon!!
     
  12. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    I was basically following Hawk's lead. He told me he left 'em in about 15 to 20 minutes.
     
  13. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    Sheath stayed in over 2.5 hours. It's still wet in this pic, and it'll probably lighten up a bit as it dries.
    I'll take some shots tomorrow when it's dry and I've got some decent natural light.

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  14. RogueBowie

    RogueBowie

    Nov 16, 2011
    The BKT forum should get free shares of stock in RIT for all of the green dye we've been buying off of them lately haha. Looks good man, I bet they'll look even better when they fade off a bit from use. I'm guessing it was hard to get a true rendering of the color across in the picture but from my recent experience with green RIT dye I'm sure they're awesome. Love the sheath too, I saved some of my green dye for exactly the same purpose.
     
  15. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Looks awesome, scales and sheath.
     
  16. oXide

    oXide

    Feb 16, 2012
    Gonna go get some green and some black RIT dye when I can, definitely gonna have this done! And I'm gonna see if I can somehow turn the tan on the BH patch into silver or gray! If someone tries it before me, let me now.
     
  17. THEgoodORY

    THEgoodORY

    13
    May 4, 2012
    This thread is full of exactly what I've been looking for! Thank you for bringing this up Guyon! I've been sitting here staring at my 17's sheath trying to figure out what I can do with it. I have a pile of bags in black, ACU, ABU, BDU, sage and foliage green. And yet I only have 1 coyote brown sat com bag. Now I just have to find the time to get this done...
     
  18. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    The tan background on the BH patch budged the least. It just did not want to take any dye. I'll post a before and after pic of the patch tomorrow.
     
  19. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    That looks good Guyon.
    Thanks for tutorial.
     
  20. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    Not a whole lot on the scales when compared to black. The right set of scales have a greenish tint though. Easier to see in good light.

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    Here's a before and after on the sheaths.

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    The only casualty was the back button. I must've gotten it too close to the heat source because I lost the paint.
    I dulled it with some cold blue. I may hit it with a few more applications to get it good and dark.

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    Here's the "16 Green" ready to ride.

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