Color Wiimote Straps

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Introduction: Color Wiimote Straps

Using some Rit dye, you can customize your Wiimote's straps. I went with Blue and Fuchsia, and at $4 per color, that's not a bad investment.

Step 1: Go to the Store and Get Some Rit Dye.

I figured that dark colors would work best, so if you get yellow, you may be sad with the results. Take your box of dye home, and mix it with 1 cup of boiling water on your stove top. Keep the mixture on the stove, and then stir in your strap(s) (I found that 1-2 straps per bath works the best). Stir it around and make sure you move the plastic on the strap around or you'll get a light spot. When you're happy with the shade, rinse the strap under hot water until it runs clear, then under cold water for a few seconds. Let it dry and you're done!

Step 2: Put the Dry Strap on Your Wiimote.

That's it! Your colored strap can go onto your Wiimote and you're all done!

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Can I use a shar-pie??✒️✏️

Will this work with black remote straps?

think i could just use a sharpie??? maybe i will have to take the ink out of it and dip the strap in... ill tell you if it works... if anyone has any ideas PM me

I forgot to post what happened. I used green, and it stays on the fabric nicely, but it sort of came off the plastic. I used a cheap brand of permanent marker, so that could be the problem. Also, it was green, and is a light color, so that could have been part of the problem.

where do you buy the Rit dye? I don't find it anywhere I looked. Walmart?

rollerblade shops such as rollersnakes if u life in england

Most craft stores have it. I went to Michael's.

thanks that'll save time looking through like everywhere, PX, Walmart, and other places like...i don't know. I'll check Hal's Hobby shop across town, they do cool things with RCs and stuff. thanks again

I like it alot, so the plastic dyes in the bath too? has anybody tried dying the plastic off of a Wii-mote? I think I might try to make an all red Wii-mote for my girlfriend but I would like to know if anybody else has tried and can give some advice...