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rit dye for gunstock help! please

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Old 09-25-2009, 02:57 AM   #1
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rit dye for gunstock help! please

ok so ive seen a few people do the rit dye thing to their stocks and i want to do it to my charger stock,

but i havent been able to find ANY info on exactly how to do it.

is there a write up somewhere or can anyone give me some guidence?

thanks
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:02 AM   #2
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I remember reading somewhere that they use denatured alcohol and mix the rit dye with it. Then "paint" it on with a foam brush, let it soak and then wipe it off.
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The rit dye powder is pretty grainy, so you need to grind it up smooth so it will mix well with the alcohol. I bought a cheapie electric coffee grinder from Goodwill. Works perfectly.
Being alcohol based, the stain soaks into the stock very quickly and works well. Pick up cocoa brown and dark brown. The cocoa has a red tinge to it.
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I've seen some good threads on the subject, including pictures, over at The AK Forum. You'll need to register to see the forum. There's also a Refinishing forum in the Armory section of AR15.Com, though I've never looked at it.
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this may not be helpful to you at all as i don't know what color you want or what your stock is made of but black rit dyes deep purple on plastic.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:29 AM   #6
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Why not just use stain?
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:09 PM   #7
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Credit for this goes to someone else, I don't remember who though. When I saw it I copied it to a word .doc. IIRC the guy had bought some UN blue handguards cheap and was dying them.

<link rel="File-List" href="file:///C:%5CDOCUME%7E1%5CAaron%5CLOCALS%7E1%5CTemp%5Cmsoh tml1%5C01%5Cclip_filelist.xml"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <wontGrowAutofit/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Verdana; panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:536871559 0 0 0 415 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]-->"Yep...works like a charm. I have dyed complete HK polymer rifles using RIT dye. Gray USC carbines and gray SL8 rifles look much better in BLACK!!!!

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After making sure the handguards are submerged, dump in the dye and stir. Put the lid on the cooler to keep crap from drop into it (especially if you are doing this outside) and to keep the heat in the cooler. Stir again an hour later (and once an hour until done), flipping the handguards over/around to ensure they are getting even coloration. Total time in the dye will vary, but probably not less than 3 hours and maybe closer to 5/6 hours.

When done, pull out the handguards, rinse them off in the sink in cold water and then dry with paper towel. Should be a permanent black dye job that won't scratch off, rub off, etc."
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:15 PM   #8
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ok so ive seen a few people do the rit dye thing to their stocks and i want to do it to my charger stock,

but i havent been able to find ANY info on exactly how to do it.

is there a write up somewhere or can anyone give me some guidence?

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I use 91% rubbing alcohol. I make a mixture of what ever colors I want. I usually buy a brown red amber yellow tan (lt brown) and just mix till i get what I want. I use the inside of the stock to test. Just finish sand clean with pure rubbing alcohol then make first layer of dye. Ok the powder stuff works great just shake it real well and maybe let it sit for an hour. Work slow get what you want then cover with BLO or varnish of your choice!
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