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Forum topic by IAMike posted 07-11-2018 05:43 AM 347 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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IAMike

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07-11-2018 05:43 AM

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How colorfast is TransTint dye after it’s dried? I’m applying it straight out of the bottle onto some craft sticks, it seems to be penetrating all the way through, which is what I’m looking for. After they’re dried, I’m going to laminate together different color sticks into pen blanks and turn them. The real question I’m trying to answer, I guess, is: if I wipe the blank down with acetone or DNA in order to clean them before applying CA, will the color come out/bleed/etc at that time??

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#1 posted 07-11-2018 09:19 AM

Transtint does not react with wood in any manner that would allow the color to stay ‘fast’.

Wiping down wood tinted with Transtint, using a solvent soaked rag will remove some surface color. It is recommended technique to adjust/equalize colors before finishing. Use of low viscosity glue after applying dye will also cause some color movement or bleed into squeeze out areas. Judicious use of liquids can minimize the fading/bleeding issues.

Are you attempting a DIY version of spectraply ?

Let us know how it turns out.

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