Hand Colouring Wheels

#1

Hi guys,

I happened across the hand coloured wheels in the Bull Dog Skates site! bulldogskates.com/memgallery_1.htm

Some of the results are awesome, does anyone know how to do these awesome effects?

Or a link to go to (how to do?).

One of my daughter’s wants her skate wheels to be unique! So I thought I might give this hand colouring a go, but I have no idea where to start!

Cheers

#2

I know Skatexec dyed some of his wheels but I think he only went for one colour.

Skatexec any suggestions for Dave???

#3

Dave,

You buy clothing dye from the spotlight, or hobbysew - that sorta shop. Sometimes chemists carry the stuff.

Follow the instructions as per dying clothing i.e. boil up some water in a pot, keep it hot (not bubbling - but hot) add the dye and drop the wheels in. the longer you boil em - the more colour they get. It’s amazing.

A word of caution. The stuff obviously will dye anything you’re wearing but it will also dye the laminate on the kitchen bench :blush: Don’t spill/splash it about.

#4

I got some black dragons but the die doesnt seem to work lol

The yanks use RIT dye not sure how they get some of the squiggly patterns though

#5

hey Dave,
with tie dye you get the paterns when you prevent dye from from imprinting by using knots or wax. by adding oils to the dye you can create a similar effect to the wheels. good luck :unamused:

#6

Hey,

Thanks guys,

I’m going to experiement this weekend!

#7

Dave… how did the experimenting go???
didn’t blow up the garden shed now!!!

seriously how did the wheels turn out?