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Old December 20, 2018, 10:07 PM   #1
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Rte dye formula for OD green.

Anyone have any success and know of a ratio/formula using Rte to dye AR furniture OD green? I have a receiver set and Magpul PRS stock in OD but want to run a BCM pistol grip, I don't care for Magpul grips.
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Old December 22, 2018, 09:23 AM   #2
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https://www.ritdye.com/color-formula...on=0&pantone=0
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Old December 22, 2018, 01:34 PM   #3
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Very much doubt you'll dye any kind of plastic with a fabric dye. Lots of suitable paints available though. Krylon K04293007 is Olive Drab.
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Old December 22, 2018, 02:05 PM   #4
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Very much doubt you'll dye any kind of plastic with a fabric dye.
Then it's good that you didn't put any money on the line.
Rit dye is extremely effective at dying many materials that people would commonly believe to be impossible to dye.
Two notable examples are AR furniture and plastic trim in vehicles.
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Old December 22, 2018, 02:10 PM   #5
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Hot, very hot, water dye will help the color penetrate into the plastics.
https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...-plastic-items
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Old December 22, 2018, 03:41 PM   #6
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Anyone have any success and know of a ratio/formula using Rte to dye AR furniture OD green? I have a receiver set and Magpul PRS stock in OD but want to run a BCM pistol grip, I don't care for Magpul grips.
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It will vary based on what color you are starting out with. Dying earth color O.D. is going to be a different animal than trying to dye black.
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Old December 22, 2018, 04:53 PM   #7
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Yep, am aware base color will affect dye and dying black is a no go.
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Old December 22, 2018, 06:05 PM   #8
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I thought the original olive drab color was made by mixing yellow and black. Never tried it though.
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Old December 23, 2018, 10:19 PM   #9
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There are over a dozen different shades of "green" that are considered "OD Green", depending on who sets the standards. GI "Olive Drab" ranges from a rather bright olive green (the drab part is a non-glossy finish) to a green-brown that I call "Field Drab" but the Army still called "OD".

Sorry, I have no idea of the formula needed for the RIT dye, but I would think that the first thing you need is to know what "color" olive drab you want to produce.
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Old December 25, 2018, 12:53 PM   #10
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I am trying to copy the magpul OD green. The receiver set is cerkoted od and matches up perfect to the magpul stock, just trying to get a few pieces from bcm to match up.
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Old December 25, 2018, 04:38 PM   #11
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It's surprising what the dye is actually going to work on. I have used Rit dye on antler pieces for things like knife handles, etc...and it works quite good. I like to get the antlers and bones to take on an old look. I keep a batch mixed up in my shop and just give it a good shake and it's ready to go again. No heating needed or anything special, just let the project sit in the dye overnight, and then I hit it with a very light polishing wheel.
No idea about the OD colors though. I use a yellow and as it ages, it turns an old looking sort of orange.
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Very much doubt you'll dye any kind of plastic with a fabric dye.
Rit dye works quite well for a wide range of items, including plastic AR furniture.
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