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Here is a guide on how to dye a clear hopper.

Things you need:

Clear hopper
RIT dye
Large bowl

Step 1. Take your hopper apart. Take out all of the electronics. Have only the 2 pieces of the shell.

Step 2. Make the boiling dye (follow directions on the box)

Step 3. Put both pieces of the shell into the boiling dye. Leave it in for however long it says on the box. I think it is 10 minutes, but check the box to be sure.

It's that easy. Try some 2 color fades and stuff. Have fun with it.



A guide on how to dye a delrin bolt

Thing you need:

White delrin bolt
RIT dye
Large bowl

Step 1. Make the boiling mix of water and dye. Follow the directions on the package.

Step 2. Place the bolt in the boiling dye. Leave it in for however long it says on the box. I think it is 10 minutes, but check the box to be sure.

Post pic and questions here.
 

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I got a Egg i wanna die how long do i need to keep it in there?
 

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i have a timmy bolt I want to dye, will the dye cause it to swell? do I have to take off the bolt pin or will that not absorb the dye>
 

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outlaner_0990 said:
i have a timmy bolt I want to dye, will the dye cause it to swell? do I have to take off the bolt pin or will that not absorb the dye>
take off all the internal parts of the bolt, spring pin, ball, all taht stuff, and I have seen any swelling from the dye
 

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Hmm, I wonder if you can do stuff with that tape they use with detail painting. Would it soak in? If not, you could make some awesome hoppers.
 

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Instead of using tape for detailed painting you can use a hot gluegun to do designs before putting it in the dye. also, it doesnt havre to be clear, you can also dye smoke, green,red, or blue... AS LONG as you are dying it a darker color then the origonal.

Other things i have dyed are grips. I used to have ugly orange grips that didnt match my gun, now there black and look great.
 

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Yeah, I never thought about grips. Like the clear Smart Parts grip would be easy to dye. Clear gives the best resault from what I've seen.

The hotglue technique is very easy. You just need a hotglue gun and some glue sticks, get it melted, then put a pattern on whatever you are dyeing. Then dye and peel off the glue.
 

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Sweet, get pics when you are done. I've never seen it done before.
 

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BIGGIE to remember!

Wipe down all the parts you intend to dye. The oils from you skin will cause the dye to not set into the plastics as well. I did my clear egg a dark blue and missed one thumbprint. You can't see it from a distance, but up close it's a light spot that aggrivates the *$&# out of me! lol It could be worse, just make sure to wipe everything down with glass cleaner or something. A big handprint would show up pretty good.
 

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Here's a pic of mine...kinda looks funky in the light though. That and it was the first one I ever did. The rest got better.
 

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Think dying a colored plastic marker body (Eradicator) would work if you used a dark color?
 

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I guess a plastic gun would work. Like a clear stingray 2.
 

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ok i have an idea for a design. dye it w/ a light color completly first. then take a sticker like a flame (only outline will show up) and put it where u want it to be then dye the rest a dark color. It may work. And do they have clear non elecro hoppers( for like $10) if so tell me where
 

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freakin walmart man. its a clear vl200. lol
 

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can i dye a viewloader gravity fed hopper even if its black??????
 
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