Kool Aid Dyeing

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Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by ScottP » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:55 am

fallen513 wrote:Let me save Scott some time.


Buy some kool aid. Mix in a little water & dunk your shit.


Voila!

In a nutshell, what he said; you can find all this info on the Interweb, but nowhere will they use the word "cock", so this is cooler.



Here's all you need:

3 glass dishes
water
vinegar
dishwashing soap
Kool Aid (2 packs unsweetened)
feathers/fur/whatever natural substrate you want (I did some grizzly hen and cock saddles so you can see how they come out a little differently; webbier feathers take the dye a bit easier)

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dish #1 (for degreasing) hot water and a few drops of soap; let the feathers soak for about 5 minutes

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dish #2 (rinse bath) water, vinegar (couple tablespoons) and a few drops of soap; let the feathers soak for about 5 minutes

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dish #3 (dye bath) water, vinegar (couple tablespoons), a few drops of soap and 2 packs of Kool Aid

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add feathers and place in the microwave for 2 minutes

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ding

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pull a feather out, rinse and check for color intensity (wet feathers will appear darker); if it's not what you're looking for, back in the microwave for another 2

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when done, blot dry on paper towel; then finish with a hair drier (if you have a bunch of feathers or if they're little and hard to hold, put them in a nylon stocking and stick the hair drier inside); hen saddle is on the left, cock on the right

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I strongly suggest you do this when your spouse is not around; you will never convince them that you'll be careful and won't make a mess
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Re: Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by BigTimber » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:02 am

oh yeah, the wife is going to fucking love this! Thanks!!!
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Re: Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by T.J. Brayshaw » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:03 am

Perhaps this is a stupid question, but is there a particular reason I would do this, instead of just buying dyed feathers?

(I totally get the "do it yourself" thing, so this is an honest question. This strikes me as a fair amount of work for something that would seem less satisfying than other "do it yourself" projects, like tying the flies, etc.)

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Re: Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by ScottP » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:13 am

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Re: Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by Adams » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:43 am

Scott - I'm diggin the pile of SBS you've been posting! Keep it up.

Important safety tip - its not a dyeing technique for synthetics - works on natural proteins only.
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Re: Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by slapshot » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:02 am

Excellent. I've been wanting to do this to some hackle for awhile now. Thanks dude
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Re: Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by D-nymph » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:09 pm

I don't have a microwave. :stupid
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Re: Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by RT » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:52 pm

Anyone ever try this on arctic fox that has already been dyed(?) white?

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Re: Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by Wharf Rat » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:03 pm

If you don't have a microwave (or you want to pretend you're in a meth lab), use a camp stove to heat up the dye bath. This has the added benefit of letting you work in a place where spilled dye won't be an issue.

Thanks for the barrage of SBSs Scott. Keep 'em coming.

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Re: Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by tailchaser » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:32 pm

BigTimber wrote:oh yeah, the wife is going to fucking love this! Thanks!!!
yup, that's what I was thinking.


you put the entire dish in the microwave? or just the materials?
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Re: Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by ScottP » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:11 pm

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Re: Kool Aid Dyeing

Post by pbrstreetgang » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:59 pm

Fuck, it tastes NOTHING like Kool Aid after I dyed a bunch of feathers. You never said anything about that. I just spent the last 40 minutes evacuating my guts from every possible exit.
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