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#12301314 - 06/19/17 02:25 PM Cheapest plastic colorants
Jigflippa Online   content

Registered: 03/24/15
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I am new to all of this. The colorants I find online are really expensive in my opinion. Is there a cheaper way to accomplish this using a cheaper type of dye or paint? Also wondering where to get the cheapest plastisol. Thanks guys!

#12301582 - 06/19/17 05:15 PM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
Mark Perry Online   content

Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 50182
Loc: Highway 1
I would not start experimenting with stuff outside the norm as it might not play well with plastisol and high temps. Bad things can happen. You can load up an enough basic colorants to get going for less than $50 easily. Same with plastisol. Its cheap enough to use the good stuff.

#12301599 - 06/19/17 05:29 PM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
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Registered: 01/04/02
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You do realize that a couple drops of colorant per oz. of plastic is all that is required for most colors? Seems all the plastisol is about the same price no matter who you order from.
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#12301621 - 06/19/17 05:47 PM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
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Loc: Dallas, TX
The best value (not the best, or the cheapest) plastisol is the lureworks 5 gallon medium ($65)
While you are at the lureworks website, pick up some black, blue, green pumpkin, pearl/white colorants and some large black glitter

That's all you need and should last you a while (pouring plastics in a Texas summer is not something you'll do regularly)

You can go cheap and just use crayon shavings for colorant, but I wouldn't do it

#12302811 - 06/20/17 01:22 PM Re: Cheapest plastic colorants [Re: Jigflippa]
Matt Jackson Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
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Loc: Rockwall, Tx
The darker colors take very little color and should last a while. I've found it's the lighter transparent colors that require more volume to achieve the desired color.
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