Does anyone know if the stock white wheels that came with my Electric Rustler are "dyeable" like some HPI and RPM wheels?
Raymo24...watch the Daytona 500 on February 18th - I'm going!
Yes, they are. You can dye them using RIT brand fabric dyes. Lots of cool colors are available. I've never tried it - but read lots of people who have.
Dying your wheels is not too difficult but it can be quite messy. You will need tongs and an old pot that is ok to ruin and lots of rags or paper towels. You will also need dye in the color of your choice. You can get plastic dye from your hobby shop. You can also get Rit dye at your grocery store as a liquid or powder (use the powder). Fill the pot with enough water to cover all 4 wheels (they must be dyed at the same time to be the same color) and bring it to a boil. Add the dye and stir the pot until it is well mixed. Turn the stove off and as soon as the pot stops boiling, carefully add all 4 wheels. The amount of time you leave them in the dye will determine how dark they are. You can always make them darker but you can never make them lighter. About 30 seconds will give you a nice shiny black set of wheels.
Be very careful not to get the dye on anything you do not want to permanently color (floors, counters, hands, pets, etc...).
Hope this helps.
haha oops!!! i spilled it on the dog mom!!!
Thanks [everyone] -
I'll check it out...I have seen some colored wheels in magazines and on the Web. Little concerned about the mess though!
does that mean you are a jeff gordon fan if you are your a good man . have fun at the race.
You got it!
I am sure I'll hear allot of s*#% down there...there seem to be allot of people who can't deal with someone racing 9 years and winning 52 races! Gee, let's take a "veteran" of 16 years like Dale Jarrett, 24 wins...but nobody calls him a whiner when he complains about getting bumped in the turn!
I am interested in seeing that Dodge built by Jeff's old crew chief though!
Thats cause Jarret dont whine like ***** boy gordon, i loved it last year at the winston, did you hear the "boos" when gordon came out??? oh man what a moment! Go rusty!!!
See you in the winners circle.
Rusty!? There's another one...1 more win than "***** boy gordon", as you put it - and 12 more years racing!!