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    Default Desert tan ano

    More pics of pistol grips!
    These are tan base color, over-dyed with solvent based inks. The desert tan base color is pretty easy... 5 seconds in bronze, and then 5 seconds in olive. Tell me what you think... the colors look OK?

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    Default Re: Desert tan ano

    You are too much with the colors. They look great. If I had any firearms with aluminum grips, I'd send them to you.
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    Default Re: Desert tan ano

    where do you get this Solvent based Ink at?, And is it absorbed by the ano. layer or is it a top coat type ink?
    20 gallon setup. w/ventilation.
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    home made heat stick for dyes and sealing.

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    Default Re: Desert tan ano

    It's imported from Europe... really expensive.
    It is a solvent based "ink" that is as thick as honey (made for the screen printing industry). It penetrates the ano pores just like dyes.
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    Default Re: Desert tan ano

    Nice job with the tan color- I had real trouble getting that shade, but I started using brown and then bleaching for a few seconds. It is still a little more rich than I'd like. Are you leaving the olive cold? I notice cold olive drab is more brown, while hot is greener.

    Also, these solvent based inks sound pretty cool. I will have to do some looking around.

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    Default Re: Desert tan ano

    No. all the dyes are hot, but I only dip for a few seconds.
    The bronze is kind of red, and that's what neutralizes the green in olive.
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    That makes good sense. Sometimes I find colors mix in surprising ways- purple and yellow should make a brown, too, but I got something more like a dull purple when I faded purple to yellow.

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