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how to dye silicon oil? (without emulsion)

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Benny G, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Benny G

    Benny G Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2001
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    Can anyone offer a suggestion....

    I have to dye silicon oil without making emulsion. It also cannot dissolve in water after making the mixture.

    Here's exactly what I'm doing: I have a cylinder of water and I want to have colored oil on top of the water.

    I've already tried oil-based paint, but there was way too much emulsion.

    Can anyone help? Thanks!
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2001
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    No guarantees but you should be looking for an oil-soluble dye. One thought would be to hit up a body repair shop and see if someone will give you small samples of paint concentrate. Tell them it's for your son's school project or something. Then, place a drop of the concentrate on something like cheesecloth and pass the silicone oil over it. This ought to trap most of the particulates. Other than that, you can also do a google search for manufacturers and see if they'll toss you an evaluation sample of some of their dyes.

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