Has anyone else had this experience……..So I’m dying another set of wheels black (4th or 5th pair to have done) and for some reason they didn’t take the dye that great.
Here is what I have and what I did: I found a brand new set of Pro-Line Cheyenne Beadloc’s. Stripped the chrome with Easy-Off and washed them off. I’ve stripped other Pro-Line wheels and the plastic will sometimes vary in color (darkness) but these all but stripped almost bright white. So I used one package of black Rit Dye and let them soak all night long.
Well they kind of turned out a dark navy. So I bought another package of dye and added it to my brew, got it warm again and dropped them back in. I went back after an hour or so to check them and the wheels had hundreds of little blisters all over them. I took them out and rinsed them off and noticed that the blisters would rub/wipe off rather easily but it would leave a light spot……almost a light purple, like the dye was only on the surface.
So I scrubbed them down and put them back in the dye and once again let the soak all night long. When I looked at them this morning they pretty much dyed black but you can see everywhere there was a blister…….like they scared.
I wouldn’t care if these were just any wheel, but I paid an arm & a leg for these things on ebay so I want them perfect, at least in the beginning!?!?!
I was thinking about giving them an Acetone bath, maybe that would smooth them out and then try to dye them a third time. I would appreciate any feedback and was wondering if anyone else ever experienced this and what you did?