Orange Surefire G2

tobrien

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RIT is a multipurpose dye, containing agents to work with multiple materials. Against the nylon of the G2, only one of these actually works. The rest serve to reduce the effectiveness of the one that does. Nylon specific dyes work better.

thanks! will the liquid kind work just as well or better than the powdered kind of Sunshine Orange RIT dye? my Wal Mart only has sunshine orange in liquid, so will that work?
 

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glad I clicked back here.

I used the op's idea to do some ammunition magazines (PMAGs in this case)


From Right to left; factory tan, 20% orange, 100% orange. By percentage I mean the amount of a powder dye package that I added to about 4 qts of water. Obviously 100% was crazy strong lol.

Then the amount of penetration into the PMAG surface. One interesting effect I saw was when marking some mags with a paint pen; the pen and the dye 'mixed' together. And that was the next day that I wrote on the mag.


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I'm still wondering about the durability of the color in these dyed lights...surely somebody out there has used and abused their dyed G2s since this thread was started? :poke:
 

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I'm still wondering about the durability of the color in these dyed lights...surely somebody out there has used and abused their dyed G2s since this thread was started? :poke:

Very good point! I won't lie, I Shelf-Queened all of my orange G2's. Orange is my favorite color, they just look too darn good...

I mean I've used them, but nothing serious like EDC status or anything...

Lets see some pics people! There's gotta be some orange G2 'users' out there....
 

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glad I clicked back here.

I used the op's idea to do some ammunition magazines (PMAGs in this case)


From Right to left; factory tan, 20% orange, 100% orange. By percentage I mean the amount of a powder dye package that I added to about 4 qts of water. Obviously 100% was crazy strong lol.

Then the amount of penetration into the PMAG surface. One interesting effect I saw was when marking some mags with a paint pen; the pen and the dye 'mixed' together. And that was the next day that I wrote on the mag.

Very cool idea on the PMAGS!!

What color were the dyed ones to start with?? Tan?

The one thing I noticed (and hate) is that is if you go a little to heavy, or too long with the dye they actually turn red. I see you've discovered this as well LOL

Good work!
 

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Ok, I picked up the patient yesterday. Still deciding on the operation lol. I've had a few G2s so I learned how to take one apart fully except that the first one had the tail switch just slide out. Apparently they're glued in now.

Anyway I have one of those watch tools that can unscrew the back so I used that to remove the lens.

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I am very interested in this also. I would absolutely love an Orange light! I am not a big fan of the yellow. I prefer a solid factory color throughout to host, but if I have to do dye, then dye it is. :) :popcorn:
 

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bumping this because I finally bought some liquid "sunshine orange" RIT Dye and will attempt to do the job this week :D

I just need vinegar though, which I'm sure one of my neighbors probably has that I can use.

will this permanently stain the pot and/or tongs I'll use in this process? I don't want to destroy my roommate's pyrex pot hah. if it does I'll go and buy a dedicated thing for this but if not, just let me know guys!

edit: while I'm at it, I'm gonna dye this yellow AN14 extender since I have it on-hand anyways :)
 

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