In this video, I show you how to dye 3D-printed mods or squonk boxes. Why would you even want to do that?
Recently I had the chance to purchase a 3D-Printed squonk mod, the Bolt V2 made from alumide. While I love it, I did wish that it was a darker shade of grey. So I researched many Facebook groups on how to dye my Bolt V2.
I finally found the answer – and a very good one – through the Bolt V2 form itself. Thanks to the wonderful explanation from Athanasios Sclavos, I managed to get the darker grey tone I wanted and that made a huge difference.
Now all my Bolt panels and tokens look amazing thanks to the contrast.
Disclaimer: Please do your own research before attempting anything I show you in this video!
Today I show you the results of my experiment, where I successfully dyed by Bolt V2 3D-printed squonk mod using Rit dye. You can get Rit Dye from Amazon although expect to but from many different sellers, as no one seems to be carrying the whole range of colors.
Rit dye is meant for fabrics, but will work well on nylon / alumide 3D printed squonk mods and regular mods.
The steps here are simple, and I learned this from the Bolt group itself:
- Mix Rit dye 3 1/2 cups to 1 cup of water, use a stainless steel container
- Wash your 3D printed parts with hand soap, and a used toothbrush to remove all dirt and grime
- Heat up the dye solution (important) to ensure proper and even distribution of the dye
- Submerge the parts for 10-15 minutes, check and turn them around when needed
- Wash / brush excess dye and let dry, your will see most of the dye washing away leaving a ligher but more permanent dye
- Repeat the process until you get the tone you want
Again, this is only my experience, I do not want you to ruin your 3D printed mod with my tips. So, please do your own research first before attempting!
As you can see, the results are significant. I love the way it turned out, and I can’t wait to try dyeing my other squonk mods like the Ginger Vaper Boxer BF mod.
Now, this method worked for me. However, I am not sure if you can do the same thing when trying to apply a lighter dye to a darker mod. For example, white dye on a black mod. In that case, you may want to try using some sort of dye remover or primer.
I hope this simple video on how to dye 3D printed mods was useful, and perhaps it can help you get a sharper look for your mod.