|Dye running off of part during sweating [message #52237] Thu, 02 August 2012 15:00 UTC
Has anyone experienced this problem of the dye running off the part during heavy perspiring/exercising?
I have a bracelet that is made out of WSF that I dyed black. When I run it under cold water and scrub it with soap very heavily, the dye stays on and no residual comes off.
However, when wearing the piece today I noticed that the dye was coming off and some residual was bleeding onto my skin during a workout session. Does anyone know how to solve this?
I tried scrubbing any excess dye off and no luck with that.
Would using a high grade automotive dye in the future work better? Any quick way to seal the model without affecting the nice matte finish that I have right now? Do I just need to scrub the model even harder to get any residual dye off?
I think it is a chemical reaction more than a physical bond of the dye to the part. The reason why i think this is because I can douse the part in water and try to scrub it off with an abrasive pad and it doesn't come off. It only comes off if I'm sweating/perspiring...probably has to do with body oils and acidity in skin?
[Updated on: Thu, 02 August 2012 15:02 UTC]
|Re: Dye running off of part during sweating [message #70100 is a reply to message #52726 ] Wed, 19 June 2013 14:25 UTC
Im also looking for a solution on "sweat exposed" strong and flexible parts. Self-dyed or dyed by shapeways (violet, red, blue,...), or even parts that are not dyed at all, polished or unpolished:
is it possible to really seal them with e.g acrylic paint to not allow sweat to get through to the actual material/dye?
Or any other suggestions than acrylic paint?
Thank you already in advance!