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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2014-06-25 11:22 am   Permalink

sharpie

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-06-25 1:43 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-06-25 11:22, Sophista-tiki wrote:
sharpie



THIS is the only one that meets all of your needs!
Great idea.

Don't buy a whole package of sharpies for this would blow your budget
and put you right back to, dam this is going to cost an arm and a leg.


 
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2014-06-25 2:16 pm   Permalink

I do think that using a Sharpie is an *inspired* idea, but I've found Sharpies to leave a purple, glossy sheen, and I imagine you'd prefer a matte finish. May not make a big difference, depending on if/how light gets cast onto the cord.

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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2014-06-25 3:19 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-06-25 14:16, Humuhumu wrote:
I do think that using a Sharpie is an *inspired* idea, but I've found Sharpies to leave a purple, glossy sheen,



The secret to heavy color from sharpies is multiple coats.

Use a cross-hatch kind of pattern going mostly all one way, let it 'dry' a day or so, then go over it again with the same pattern but turned so it crosses. All //// one day and all \\\ the next. If it still isn't dark enough you can go again until you run out of sharpie or get a dark enough color.

YOu can use the big chisel-tip version and make it go a bit faster.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-06-25 4:12 pm   Permalink

How to Color in a Coloring Book

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One Methods:Printable Coloring Pages
Coloring books are fun for all ages. These are the beginnings steps to becoming an artist, and it is fun recreation. However, if you want to learn to color a book effectively, follow these steps to make the best of your arty needs.
http://www.wikihow.com/Color-in-a-Coloring-Book
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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2014-06-25 5:56 pm   Permalink

I do believe this has been my greatest contribution to TC in years.

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2014-06-25 9:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-06-25 17:56, Sophista-tiki wrote:
I do believe this has been my greatest contribution to TC in years.



ha ha ha!


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-06-26 05:17 am   Permalink

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On 2014-06-25 17:56, Sophista-tiki wrote:
I do believe this has been my greatest contribution to TC in years.



looking at the present state of Tiki Central as of late this may be THE
best thread here in years!
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jimsflies
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Posted: 2014-06-26 06:26 am   Permalink

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On 2014-06-26 05:17, tikiskip wrote:
Quote:

On 2014-06-25 17:56, Sophista-tiki wrote:
I do believe this has been my greatest contribution to TC in years.



looking at the present state of Tiki Central as of late this may be THE
best thread here in years!




Its not that bad...but it is sad we don't have more posters. I understand the plight of forums owning one myself (
http://www.captivereefs.com) it is tough with facebook, instagram, etc. and all the other things tugging at everyone's attention. What sucks is that informative threads like this one slip away and can't easily be searched and used by other people with similar problems on those other sites. But I digress...

Good suggestion sophista-tiki!

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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2014-06-26 09:16 am   Permalink

Leather dye?

 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2014-06-26 09:45 am   Permalink

Get some black surgical latex tubing online or at a dive shop. It's about a buck a foot.
You could cut the plug of the cord and try to slide the cord thru (sounds difficult) and splice the plug back on the cord
or slice the tubing so you can wrap the cord with the tubing.

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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2014-07-01 10:50 am   Permalink

So, I assumed wrong. A new cord was only $7. Going to splice it in and color the foot or so of white with a Sharpie or something...
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-07-02 02:28 am   Permalink

Ooo and it's alright and it's comin' 'long
We got to get right back to where we started from.....

You could use the heat shrink wrap used for wiring to cover the small white cord part as well.
For now it would be a small area to cover.
I could even send you some if you need.





 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2014-07-02 06:26 am   Permalink

Would taping black electrical tape around it (in a candy cane swirl pattern) suffice?

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2014-07-02 06:58 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-02 06:26, Chip and Andy wrote:
Would taping black electrical tape around it (in a candy cane swirl pattern) suffice?



Not where the lamp is going because it'll be hot. I'd fear a sticky tape mess.

It's all done, except the Starboard lamp is too big to find a place for it in the bar. I have no place for it! It'll fit somewhere.

My other project turned out well. Coated the inside of a netted saki jug with white paint diluted with water to make it a lamp. That will go up in the next few days.
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