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Rit Dye Advice Orange Grip to Blue

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Yimes, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Yimes

    Yimes Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2018
    I know. There is a ton of information on Rit dye and knife scales out there. I have done it several times myself with good success. I have not been able to google information about dying scales orange to blue.

    I am planning on dying an orange H2O Griptilian to blue. Ultimately I’m looking for a dark denim blue but if you have dyed orange to blue I would appreciate your input.

    Thanks for your help BF.
  2. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp I support the 3rd amendment! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    I can't speak from experience with that particular transition, but I doubt it's possible. I'd bet it ends up either a sort of swampy green or brown color depending on the dye used.

    If I were to attempt it I'd probably do it in stages using lighter shades to hopefully transition from orange to red to purple and eventually to blue. Maybe a light pinkish/red dye, then a sort of lilac followed by an aquamarine. It's a real gamble though.

    EDIT: You could also try simply trading your orange scales for some blue ones in the exchange.
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  3. Yimes

    Yimes Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2018
    Thanks @T.L.E. Sharp, it’s not the answer I want but it’s kind of what l expected. In all my searching I have not seen an example of orange to blue so I kind of figured it might not be possible.

    Maybe someone will prove me wrong...
  4. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Orange and blue are complimentary colors; that mean they are at the very opposite ends of the color wheel. Falling back on my undergrad art studies, yes, T.L.E. Sharp is correct. When mixed together they make a muddy grayish color. :thumbsup:

    Your base color of orange is an equal mix of red and yellow. It would probably be a whole easier to try to go red. Of course, that is if you like red. :)
  5. Yimes

    Yimes Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2018
    Thanks @GeofS for confirming. I think I’ll pass on this project. Muddy grey is not an improvement on orange.
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  6. 115Italian


    Nov 13, 2015
    I dyed what was called desert tan g10. I wanted brown. I figured that would be easy, i should be able to nail brown no problem. It came out a dark grey brownish color.
  7. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 27, 2018
    You should still be able to go to black, if the dayglo orange they use bugs ya.
  8. Chronovore

    Chronovore Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    I don't know if color mixing with dye on G10 works like normal mixing but this sounds right. I'd guess that there is a "safe" spectrum of red through brown that could done here. Experimenting can be fun. Speaking of...

    It might not be possible to get a good blue here but I don't know. Based on some other advice here, it might turn out poorly. The thing is, we've got a gap in the public knowledge here. You could be the first and at least there would be an answer for the next person who wonders the same thing. So I'd say "try it out" and go light to start. If you don't like what you see, you could probably get it to a dark navy or midnight blue. At the end of the day, there is always black if you exhaust your options.

    Just be sure to take pics at each step and share them back here.[/user]

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