I need a solid red dye

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Topic tags/keywords: finishing aircraft plywood arts and crafts

I want to dye some 1/32” aircraft plywood a brilliant red but all I have been able to find are transparent dyes. Any suggestions.

I don’t/can’t use paint as that just sits on the surface!

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#1 posted 560 days ago

Here is an idea. There is a bright red seed called Anato seed. It is used in mexico cuisine to make food red.

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#2 posted 560 days ago

Have you looked at the toy makers dyes? I used a red on the arrow of light project and it was not real see threw.

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#4 posted 560 days ago

Look at cake decorator’s coloring. It is brilliant read and very strong. A drop the size of a match head will color a full bowl of frosting.

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#5 posted 560 days ago

You need a pigmented stain rather than a dye stain. Use artists oil paint thinned with naptha.

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