19 January 2017

Dyeing A Little Each Time


I've found the formula that gets as close to Magpul's discontinued Foliage Green as you're going to get with Rit.  It's just a bit too green, but reducing the green makes it too gray.

4 cups of water for 3-4 minutes.
1 Tbsp Pearl Gray, 1-1/2 tsp Taupe, 1/4 tsp Camel.

The inconsistency in color is because I didn't manage the clock and water temperature as anally as I could have.  The far right magazine is the one I did last night in Foliage Dark Earth (see below) re-dyed with the above mixture.

With the black of the receiver between the parts, the color variance isn't very noticeable.


In the process of figuring out foliage, I think I stumbled over a decent Magpul Stealth Gray combination.


L-R

8-minute soak.  4 cups water.

1-1/2 tsp Pearl Gray, 1/2 tsp Taupe.
1-1/2 tsp Pearl Gray, 3/4 tsp Taupe.
1-1/2 tsp Pearl Gray, 3/4 tsp Taupe, 1/4 tsp Camel.
1-1/2 tsp Pearl Gray, 1/2 tsp Camel.  I call this one Foliage Dark Earth because it's got aspects of both colors.

Foliage Dark Earth (L) compared with Foliage Green (R).
We also discovered a couple of other colors last night.

1/2 tsp Tangerine, 1/4 tsp Pearl Gray, 1/4 tsp Dark Green.  This is Rit's official formula for Flat Dark Earth.  It's too orange.
1 tsp Camel, 1/2 tsp Emerald, 1/2 tsp Aquamarine.  This color looks closest to Foliage Green in Rit's color guide.
4 tsp Dark Green, 2 tsp Lemon Yellow.  The next closest to Foliage Green in Rit's guide...
1/2 tsp Pearl Gray, 1/2 tsp Dark Green.
1-1/2 tsp Pearl Gray, 1/2 tsp Dark Green.
2-1/2 tsp Pearl Gray, 1/2 tsp Dark Green.

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