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Braid Colour Fade

Post  Chumley Warner on Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:25 pm

Had my first outing with my braid today, all went well but when I got home I noticed the colour had faded.
Its Power Pro in moss green and it seems to be going white.

Any Ideas on how to fix?

Cheers, Chumley
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Re: Braid Colour Fade

Post  Andy Webster on Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:11 am

The same happens to my braid, Chumley, but it has never affected it as far as I can tell. Sometimes it is faded and other times ok. Seems to change like the wind.

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Re: Braid Colour Fade

Post  Lefty on Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:18 pm

When I was trawling the interweb to see whether I should change over to braid, quite often I came across the same thing.

The fibres used for braid don't take very well to dyes used to colour them. It more or less sticks to the fibres instead of being absorbed by them. Therefore it will wear off. This can be 'solved' by using a permanent marker but is only a temporary fix as it will wear off again.

Until there is some other wonder fibre invented or found then this is what we will have to put up with.

Apparently, it in no way whatsoever affects the strength or anything else that braid is so wonderful at. In fact a few people have said that the braid becomes more limp when the dye wears off. That can only be a good thing. Can't it?
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Re: Braid Colour Fade

Post  JOEL on Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:54 pm

it makes ni difference to the line strength.
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Re: Braid Colour Fade

Post  Chumley Warner on Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:22 pm

I know it sounds daft but I thought about putting it in some hair dye and see if that helps.

Not sure if boots sell "moss green" though. Very Happy
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Re: Braid Colour Fade

Post  Bazz on Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:32 pm

Maybe a fabric dye would do it? Once dyed a pale green sweater to bottle green & it was colour fast. Maybe as others have said, though, its down to the material & its absorbency qualities.

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Re: Braid Colour Fade

Post  nickcarpy on Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:35 pm

when i use braid on my spod before i start casting i dip spool in water,reason be its supposed help when casting in an out with tangles.do any of you fellas do that or av any more tips to stop wind tangles?
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Re: Braid Colour Fade

Post  JOEL on Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:48 pm

Bazz wrote:Maybe a fabric dye would do it? Once dyed a pale green sweater to bottle green & it was colour fast. Maybe as others have said, though, its down to the material & its absorbency qualities.

can't see a reason to bother dyeing it pal.Pike won't bother.
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Re: Braid Colour Fade

Post  Bazz on Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:58 pm

nickcarpy wrote:when i use braid on my spod before i start casting i dip spool in water,reason be its supposed help when casting in an out with tangles.do any of you fellas do that or av any more tips to stop wind tangles?


This is sound advice Nick. I have a spool with it on, put on dry. Adie did say it should be loaded wet, when we were at the Canal. I will load it & cast into the Trent with 3oz lead & then rewind it under tension..wet.
As for colour i guess JOEL is right, the Pike arent going to be frightened off, especially as there is a 18"+ trace in between it & the Lure/bait. Very Happy

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Re: Braid Colour Fade

Post  noodle on Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:20 am

the colour is irrelevant i use all sorts of colours from green black to blues high viz yellow and red and for the life of me couldnt say it matters one ot as to the fish i catch.
some braids do seem more prone to loosiong the colour they have but dont worry about it
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Re: Braid Colour Fade

Post  Andy Macfarlane on Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:53 pm

Chumley...Dyneema cannot be dyed so the colour is basically just a coating but it doesn't make the blindest bit of difference. Forget about it mate.

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