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xnappo
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: The perfect way to color buttons Reply with quote

Hi All,

We had a lot of discussion going back in this thread:
http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8856

regarding coloring buttons on remote - particularly the 8910/9910.

I think I happened upon the perfect solution for this - lure dye. Strange but true. Just brush this stuff on a button and 10 minutes later you have a colored button that looks like it came that way from the factory! Note that I highly suggest taking the remote apart to do this and taking the rubber buttons out to get even coverage and avoid staining the remote. This stuff soaks INTO the rubber - it aint going anywhere.

Here is the product:
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_2579_100011001_100000000_100011000_100-11-1



And the result! :







Of course now I have enough dye to do about 10000 remotes.. But it was cheap enough Smile

Enjoy fellow OCD remote aficionados.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The green is a little funny looking but it definitely looks like it stained the buttons well. The label is still easily readable too.
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xnappo
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evan_s wrote:
The green is a little funny looking but it definitely looks like it stained the buttons well. The label is still easily readable too.


Yep. If anyone else does this - you might consider getting the other green color - pumpkinseed vs. june bug which is what I got.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And for Atlantic salmon, which breaking strain line do you suggest with the 8910 colored hot pink?
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xnappo
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turns out the bad green was due to not cleaning my brush well enough.

I used cue tips on my subsequent remotes and it looks a lot better (not to mention less mess)



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neat job. Note for anyone coloring their remote to mirror a European model - the original order is Red, Green, Yellow, Blue.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will this stuff work on changing black buttons to blue, red, yellow, green?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scb147 wrote:
Will this stuff work on changing black buttons to blue, red, yellow, green?


No, it is just dye. If there is a clear part of the button in question - it would get dyed, but the black will stay black.

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