View Full Version : Dyeing my stock timmy bolt?

01-23-2006, 10:20 AM
Aight you know my Ironmen timmy is blacker than black black but my bolt is white! I really don't want to dish out money on another bolt so I think I'm going to dye it! I've done it to my BKO bolt before I don't see why I shouldn't be able to do it to the Timmy bolt!

Any argument's over doing it?


01-23-2006, 10:40 AM
never knew u could dye bolts. but if u can id say do it. also did it work well with ur bko? like did it fire good? id say do try it.,

01-23-2006, 10:42 AM
Yeah it worked fine on the BKO and there was even a "How-to" on the ICD owner's message board. I'm pretty sure there the same material but just double checking before I do it!


01-23-2006, 10:55 AM
Same stuff, you will be fine. You did a real good job on BKO bolt, so I wouldn't worry about the Timmy one.

01-23-2006, 11:09 AM
JB, I'd be interested in that "How to" if you have a link.

01-23-2006, 11:17 AM
I couldn't find the link on icd-owners.com for it shunut sorry. I searched on there but couldn't find it although I thought they had it stickied but it's been like two year's since I had my BKO though. But it's really easy to do.

Buy Rit dye in the color you want!
Strip delrin bolt down of o-ring's
Boil rit dye (watch out this stuff stain's everything keep old towel's nearby and use a pan that you plan on throwing away afterward's
Dip bolt in and let it dye. Keep pulling it out and rinsing it off till you have the color you want!
Repeat if necessary!


01-23-2006, 11:24 AM
http://www.intimidatorowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1879&page=1 :up: :)

01-23-2006, 11:36 AM
Thanks phil.

01-23-2006, 11:45 AM
And I'm going to darken these grip's with Dye while I'm at it!

Any objection's?


01-23-2006, 11:46 AM
never knew u could dye bolts :p

now i wanna dye mine red :)

01-23-2006, 11:48 AM
hey could this work for anything else?? other than grips or bolts?

01-23-2006, 11:49 AM
My buddy dyed his profiler lense blue!


01-23-2006, 11:51 AM
thats awesome im gonna die my lenses black to match my future electra. (anodizng it all gloss black*gonna be pimp*)

01-23-2006, 12:07 PM
You are gonna waste money anno'ing a Spyder? Save your money and spend it on something worth it.

01-23-2006, 01:19 PM
I dunno about a lense, seems like it could weaken the plastic. I'd like to see how (if) the dye takes to the grips if you could post pics when they are done that would be cool.

01-23-2006, 02:23 PM
Well I've done grip's before but I can't get pic's of it though as it was posted on the old forum but I took a set of Dye clear panel grip's and drop them in there and it didn't take long to turn them black at all! I still have them and yeah there a real shiny black now and that stuff definitely isn't coming off!

I'm gonna do it this weekend and I'll definitely post pic's.

01-23-2006, 02:40 PM
Dying bolts will cause a little swelling, so be aware of that. Dying lenses, if it doesn't look good, no GOOD field will let you on with it. I however, have gotten away with a dyed lense that I did myself. You won't be able to reach any sort of black on a lense, or anything transparent for that matter, you may be able to achieve a Smoke colored lense or something, but it may be some off color of purple. If you have any questions on dying information, feel free to ask me.

As for grips, you have to be careful how long you leave them in (dying clear grips is the best, I would not suggest dying already colored but transparent grips) for the color that turns out. For example, I had a pair of Clear Dye Sticky grips, that ended up turning blue while trying to dye them Green. The Dye stickies will absorb the dye VERY quickly, as opposed to a set of JT Elite lenses that I dyed which took a while to get to a good dark tint.


01-23-2006, 02:50 PM
Here's my How-to off of the SCP forum's in which I dyed my clear part's smoke!Even have a pictorial aren't I good! (http://invisionfree.com/forums/StockClassPaintball/index.php?showtopic=9045&hl=)
Now those are the clear grip's I dyed and man they went black quickly which if my skull grip's do the same thing that will be fine!

The acrylic clear part's on my phantom didn't last long maybe four month's before they turned into a root beer color!