Coloring / Personalizing my white Zen
Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:37 PM
Sharpie markers seem like an easy choice, and are available in almost every color, but might bleed and seep.... I just don't want to do irreversible damage. Anyone have any insight???
Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:54 AM
harold ames uses acid etch dyes (tie-dyed) and an autoclave to steam/pressure set the color on Ixy. 240 degrees & two atmospheres
A sharpie pen will draw on it, but it's color is floating on the polycarbonate coating. You need it pushed thru and permanently affixed to those fibers
Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:23 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:11 PM
Tomcat, send me a personal email if you want KiteSquid's address. He's a detail-oriented kind of guy and can give you the total formula and a materials list if you want to try this colorization method. I've flown this no-sew, single skinned product over 3 thousand hours without failure. The dying process is painfully slow and dare I say potentially dangerous (significant respirator, goggles, gloves) but it is absolutely permanent, the photo doesn't do it justice! These knockoffs are what we flew before Revolution made an excellent low wind kite commercially available to the lazy kite building community. There are a whole bunch of retired Pfaff sewing machine owners in the DC metro area since Bazzer and Shook came on board with custom pros, Zen and masterpieces.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users