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Polydamas 01-07-2021 01:23 PM

Dice Labels Fading
 
Many kinds of gaming dice are prone to the paint in the numbers fading away, even though it is recessed. Why is that? Why does the paint on some kinds of dice last? Are there ways of recognizing polyhedrals that won't need to be repainted after a few years?

Anecdotally, it feels like plain old black and white numbers last longest, and its often gold-coloured numbers and pips which flake away.

RogerBW 01-08-2021 04:21 AM

Re: Dice Labels Fading
 
The die surface flexes (just a bit), and the paint flexes differently (just a bit).

johndallman 01-23-2021 03:30 AM

Re: Dice Labels Fading
 
That's probably why the Chessex Custom Dice shop uses latex-based paint, to something that remains flexible for a long time.

Polydamas 01-27-2021 04:49 PM

Re: Dice Labels Fading
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by johndallman (Post 2363947)
That's probably why the Chessex Custom Dice shop uses latex-based paint, to something that remains flexible for a long time.

Now that is something to think about! If I pick up a little pot of paint to refresh my dice labels I will look for paint based on latex.


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