Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wheel dying, pt 2

Yes, I actually went through with it. And they are gorgeous! I ended up returning the poly dye after many people saying it didn't work, and bought some regular liquid RIT in Scarlet. I placed my wheels in a 8x12" pyrex, filled it up with enough boiling water to cover them, took them out, added a good splash of dye, and put them back in. They sat for about 20 minutes, flipping after 10. I kept one wheel out for comparison, and they turned out such a gorgeous shade of dark red! I'm happy ^_^

And see? Crafty AND derby!
And they have held up quite fine for the past couple of weeks, without any marks on the sport court or anything.

Also, I have a horrible desire to BUY more skates and ALL OF THE WHEELS -_-;;


  1. Speaking of all of the wheels, are you in the Valentine's Day Massacre Derby?

  2. Um, no. I decided, after two interventions, that the State College team and I have different values and don't see eye to eye. It sucks to abandon something you help create, but it's better this way. I hear they've had a change in management, which I hope helps them sort shit out and grow.

  3. Wow, I check back in and you're all posting again! I LOVE your skates! Roller derby is one of those things that I've always wanted to check out, but I don't have anyone to go with and I'm a wuss who doesn't want to go by themselves. Maybe one day!