No more measuring! Just open the pack, introduce to boiling water, and add your lacrosse head. No need to add citric acid because it's already in there!
$3.99 base price for Brilliant Blue, Fire Red, Jet Black, Neon Pink, and Neon Volt. Additional $2, $4, or $6 for other colors (select color to see price).
***Always check your warranty before you dye your lacrosse head. Some lacrosse head manufacturers are OK with it, while others state it voids the warranty.
1) Bring 2 gallons (7 liters) of water to a very light boil and keep it at this temperature the entire process (at least 212F/100C). Don't get it too far above boil or you will melt your lacrosse head and that's no fun. If you're using less water and a smaller pot, be sure to mix up your single shot well and use proportionally less dye mix.
2) Slowly and carefully add the LaxDip Single Shot packet to the dye bath. Stir with tongs until it's evenly distributed. LaxDip dye powder may clump during the shipping process, but it will not affect performance. If this occurs, simply mix into a small side container of room temperature water before introducing to the dye bath.
3) Add the lacrosse head to dye bath using tongs. The water is hot, so be careful. Leave it in the bath the dye bath until the desired shade is achieved. It will take just a few minutes for a deep color. See table above to see how time in the bath affects the dye.
4) Carefully remove the lacrosse head from the hot dye bath with tongs. Rinse the plastic in warm water to remove excess dye from the surface. Let the dye bath cool to room temperature before handling it.
5) Once cool, the dye bath may be saved and reused, or poured down the drain. The dye itself may fall out of solution, but it can be re-dissolved with a little heat.
- It's very important that you keep this ratio of water-to-powder. If you use too little or too much water relative to the Single Shot pack, the pH will be off and you will get an undesirable color shift.
- There is a proper order for overlapping colors.
- Use a color wheel to help you combine LaxDip shades to make your own custom colors
- Our pros use tupperware and other plastic air-tight vessels to keep their dye for future use(s). Don't use metal containers because the acid in the dye bath will corrode them.
Is your powder not quite "powder" anymore when it arrived to you?
LaxDip dye powder may clump during the shipping process, but it will not affect performance. It may also absorb small amounts of moisture causing spotting within the plastic bag (this may require extra work getting it out of the bag). If this occurs, simply mix into a small side container of room temperature water before introducing to the dye bath.