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Dye running off of part during sweating [message #52237] Thu, 02 August 2012 15:00 UTC Go to previous message
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Hey guys

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]


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