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how to dye silicon oil? (without emulsion)

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Benny G

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Posted July 06 2005 - 03:02 AM

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 of 2 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted July 06 2005 - 11:41 PM

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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