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    Default Whats best for colouring silicone?

    OK Guys, I've never tied with silicone before, so I'm giving it a bash this weekend. With epoxy I use food colouring or airbrush ink for colours, can you please give me some recomendations or colouring silicone, either opaque finish or translucent(sp) Any help appreciated.
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    Rory
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    ive never really coloured any of my silicone flies.maybe try adding some glitter into the silicone,seen that before and it looks great.
    stephen is wishing he was fishing location x right now.......



    Stephen Smith

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    Right I did a little experimenting last night:
    Moirs food colouring: Changed the texture of the silicone completely. It took a lot of mixing to change back to the original texture, but the colour wasn't good.
    Water colour based airbrush ink: As above
    Liquid acrylic based airbrush ink: This stuff is the business, mixed in easy with good colour change.
    I'll tie some flies with this stuff on the weekend to see how it works
    cheers
    Rory
    "I'm just a beer drinker with a flyfishing problem"

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