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A dye is a coloured substance that chemically bonds to the substrate to which it is being applied, this distinguishes dyes from pigments which do not chemically bind to the material they colour. The dye is generally applied in an aqueous solution, and may require a mordant to improve the fastness of the dye on the fiber.Both dyes and pigments are colored, because they absorb only some wavelengths of visible light. Dyes are usually soluble in water whereas pigments are insoluble. Some dyes can be rendered insoluble with the addition of salt to produce a lake pigment.

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    Dying a Gearhead Works Tailhook (mod2)

    Last fall I bought a GHW TH Mod 2 in FDE (used), for a great price. I wanted black. I figured the dying process was the same as pmags, so I picked up some RIT Black. The brace was disassembled, out in the pan and covered with water. Next the whole bottle if dye. Brought to boiling, stirring now...
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