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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #540 on: December 07, 2013, 01:58:06 PM »
Did you boil the water? Get that water as humanly hot as possible and with black dye just use the whole packet in only about a half gallon of water. Let sit for at least a day or 2. Bones STF's took 4 days and it was still faint. Nav's dyes Spitfire Classics over the course of a month. So be patient. It ain't gunna be a quick thing.
The softer the wheel, the better it will dye, the harder the more dense it is and harder to get color into the urethane.
I've dyed a bunch of sets and the wheels that took the best dye job were 97a Powell wheels. They were perfectly a bright blue in a day.
Harder wheels you need more time, and more dye. In the end it's a pain, but it can be done.
Good luck dude and be patient!
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #541 on: December 07, 2013, 05:54:16 PM »
Did you boil the water? Get that water as humanly hot as possible and with black dye just use the whole packet in only about a half gallon of water. Let sit for at least a day or 2. Bones STF's took 4 days and it was still faint. Nav's dyes Spitfire Classics over the course of a month. So be patient. It ain't gunna be a quick thing.
The softer the wheel, the better it will dye, the harder the more dense it is and harder to get color into the urethane.
I've dyed a bunch of sets and the wheels that took the best dye job were 97a Powell wheels. They were perfectly a bright blue in a day.
Harder wheels you need more time, and more dye. In the end it's a pain, but it can be done.
Good luck dude and be patient!
didn't you also do them in 10 minutes on the stove?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #542 on: December 07, 2013, 08:18:48 PM »
Did you boil the water? Get that water as humanly hot as possible and with black dye just use the whole packet in only about a half gallon of water. Let sit for at least a day or 2. Bones STF's took 4 days and it was still faint. Nav's dyes Spitfire Classics over the course of a month. So be patient. It ain't gunna be a quick thing.
The softer the wheel, the better it will dye, the harder the more dense it is and harder to get color into the urethane.
I've dyed a bunch of sets and the wheels that took the best dye job were 97a Powell wheels. They were perfectly a bright blue in a day.
Harder wheels you need more time, and more dye. In the end it's a pain, but it can be done.
Good luck dude and be patient!
didn't you also do them in 10 minutes on the stove?

Not me dude.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #543 on: December 07, 2013, 09:22:25 PM »
I've been skating my formula fours over the past couple weeks at my local indoor park since the winter is here.  Its so slippery and I haven't slipped out once and these wheels have amazing traction.  I back these things sooo hard and won't be buying anything else as long as they make these
the evidence seems to be in the highwaters.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #544 on: December 08, 2013, 01:42:24 AM »
I've been skating my formula fours over the past couple weeks at my local indoor park since the winter is here.  Its so slippery and I haven't slipped out once and these wheels have amazing traction.  I back these things sooo hard and won't be buying anything else as long as they make these

I hear ya. The indoor park I go to is really slippery as well and the Formula Four 99a's have been the best wheel I've ever used there.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #545 on: December 17, 2013, 02:30:00 AM »
All wheels are going to get flat spots if you try hard enough, just some more easily than others.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #546 on: December 19, 2013, 01:34:17 AM »
i'm having a hard time picking between the 99s and the 100s. i live in pennsylvania so the street is extremely rough and crusty and i find myself going to parks occasionally. any suggestions?

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« Reply #547 on: December 19, 2013, 04:50:03 AM »
i'm having a hard time picking between the 99s and the 100s. i live in pennsylvania so the street is extremely rough and crusty and i find myself going to parks occasionally. any suggestions?

I looked at them both at the shop and bought the 54mm 101s. I went in thinking I'd buy the 99s but they were a lot softer than I expected, and you can kinda dig your fingernail into them. the 101s are your average rock hard street wheel, maybe even a little harder or more slippery feeling  to me. I live in Eugene, Oregon and most of the roads are fucked here too, but I think the 101s are the way to go for street skating.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #548 on: December 19, 2013, 05:44:56 AM »
I have slight flatspots on the 99's I got. I have no clue how I got them because I only use the wheels on Masonite ramps, but they're there. I can feel them when I ride on smooth surfaces. It's not the end of the world. They still grip better than anything else out there
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #549 on: December 19, 2013, 05:47:29 AM »
i finally flatspotted the 101s after like 3 months, i dont even care these wheels are the best

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #550 on: December 23, 2013, 07:19:47 PM »
So I noticed today that one of my wheels is starting to cone but not the other three. Weird, because I've never just had one do it on its own.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #551 on: December 23, 2013, 07:50:31 PM »
So I noticed today that one of my wheels is starting to cone but not the other three. Weird, because I've never just had one do it on its own.
Which wheel is it? A lot of the time my rear wheel on the toe side cones from leaning on it too much during powerslides.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #552 on: December 23, 2013, 09:32:26 PM »
So I noticed today that one of my wheels is starting to cone but not the other three. Weird, because I've never just had one do it on its own.
Which wheel is it? A lot of the time my rear wheel on the toe side cones from leaning on it too much during powerslides.
Front right wheel(heel side for me), but I also just got new trucks so I just put the wheels on how ever I happened to pick them up. I guess that would make sense if it used to be in the back on my toeside though. Thanks for some possible clarification.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #553 on: December 26, 2013, 07:34:25 PM »
This happened to my 51mm classic 101d wheel today. Not really sure how, as I was only skating an indoor park. Think it's worth having DLX check it out for a defect? Only been skating them for a couple weeks.





Might just have to sack up and buy a new set.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #554 on: December 26, 2013, 07:39:33 PM »
deluxe will definitely hook you up with a new set.  shoot them an email.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #555 on: December 26, 2013, 07:39:54 PM »
This happened to my 51mm classic 101d wheel today. Not really sure how, as I was only skating an indoor park. Think it's worth having DLX check it out for a defect? Only been skating them for a couple weeks.





Might just have to sack up and buy a new set.


I definitely would, a guy who works at deluxe posts here, willing to bet he'll see this and send you a new set. deluxe has the best customer service ever

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #556 on: December 27, 2013, 10:52:48 AM »
i got some satori pricepoint wheels, cost $20, really good. you guys should save your money and stop buying this spitfire bullshit.

and yes, i've skated bones, these formula 4's, i've skated every wheel man, they're all too similar to justify the $$$

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #557 on: December 27, 2013, 01:06:19 PM »
DLX PMed me and handled it. These dudes are the shit and I will never skate another wheel.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #558 on: December 27, 2013, 01:26:53 PM »
DLX PMed me and handled it. These dudes are the shit and I will never skate another wheel.

It's exactly how I feel about the dudes that run Autobahn. Killer wheels and unbelievable customer service and backing of their product. I will never skate another wheel.

If anyone is interested in trying F4s, I have a brand new set in the shrink...99/54 in classic shape that I'd sell for $24 shipped to anywhere in the states. I'm pretty sure I paid $38. I bought them while on a skate trip from a local shop in a town we were skating to have as a backup set but I never had to use them. I have so many sets of wheels in front of them I'm most likely never going to use them.

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« Reply #559 on: December 27, 2013, 06:44:36 PM »
DLX PMed me and handled it. These dudes are the shit and I will never skate another wheel.

It's exactly how I feel about the dudes that run Autobahn. Killer wheels and unbelievable customer service and backing of their product. I will never skate another wheel.

If anyone is interested in trying F4s, I have a brand new set in the shrink...99/54 in classic shape that I'd sell for $24 shipped to anywhere in the states. I'm pretty sure I paid $38. I bought them while on a skate trip from a local shop in a town we were skating to have as a backup set but I never had to use them. I have so many sets of wheels in front of them I'm most likely never going to use them.

pm'd you.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #560 on: December 30, 2013, 10:24:39 AM »
This happened to my 51mm classic 101d wheel today. Not really sure how, as I was only skating an indoor park. Think it's worth having DLX check it out for a defect? Only been skating them for a couple weeks.





Might just have to sack up and buy a new set.


pm me your address!
that is definitely a rare defect.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #561 on: December 30, 2013, 11:51:25 AM »
My wheels got really fucking flatspotted yesterday. It's a bummer.  :-\
They were good while they lasted.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #562 on: December 30, 2013, 12:06:01 PM »
Defect called catching a screw head.  :)

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #563 on: December 31, 2013, 02:17:44 AM »
This happened to my 51mm classic 101d wheel today. Not really sure how, as I was only skating an indoor park. Think it's worth having DLX check it out for a defect? Only been skating them for a couple weeks.





Might just have to sack up and buy a new set.


pm me your address!
that is definitely a rare defect.
rare defect???? this shit happens all the time at indoor/skatelite parks. the metal flashing at the bottom of banks or quarter pipe slice the wheels bro. It has nothing to do with the wheel.

just skate threw it and stop looking for a hand out

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #564 on: December 31, 2013, 10:45:45 AM »
This happened to my 51mm classic 101d wheel today. Not really sure how, as I was only skating an indoor park. Think it's worth having DLX check it out for a defect? Only been skating them for a couple weeks.





Might just have to sack up and buy a new set.


pm me your address!
that is definitely a rare defect.
rare defect???? this shit happens all the time at indoor/skatelite parks. the metal flashing at the bottom of banks or quarter pipe slice the wheels bro. It has nothing to do with the wheel.

just skate threw it and stop looking for a hand out


Well I don't really skate indoor parks all that much but, yeah, seems like I may have caught a screwhead.

No one is looking for a handout, you broke faggot. I just have never had this happen to me, or seen it. I was just curious since they were F4s.

Also, I'll make sure to skate THROUGH it, you dumb fuck.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #565 on: December 31, 2013, 10:54:08 AM »

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #566 on: December 31, 2013, 12:35:58 PM »
Glad DLX hooked you up...good customer service.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #567 on: December 31, 2013, 01:15:29 PM »

Well I don't really skate indoor parks all that much but, yeah, seems like I may have caught a screwhead.

No one is looking for a handout, you broke faggot. I just have never had this happen to me, or seen it. I was just curious since they were F4s.

Also, I'll make sure to skate THROUGH it, you dumb fuck.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #568 on: December 31, 2013, 02:19:12 PM »

Well I don't really skate indoor parks all that much but, yeah, seems like I may have caught a screwhead.

No one is looking for a handout, you broke faggot. I just have never had this happen to me, or seen it. I was just curious since they were F4s.

Also, I'll make sure to skate THROUGH it, you dumb fuck.



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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #569 on: January 01, 2014, 12:41:31 AM »
Did you boil the water? Get that water as humanly hot as possible and with black dye just use the whole packet in only about a half gallon of water. Let sit for at least a day or 2. Bones STF's took 4 days and it was still faint. Nav's dyes Spitfire Classics over the course of a month. So be patient. It ain't gunna be a quick thing.
The softer the wheel, the better it will dye, the harder the more dense it is and harder to get color into the urethane.
I've dyed a bunch of sets and the wheels that took the best dye job were 97a Powell wheels. They were perfectly a bright blue in a day.
Harder wheels you need more time, and more dye. In the end it's a pain, but it can be done.
Good luck dude and be patient!

sorry for taking so long to reply. I forgot I posted in this thread. Anyways, I brought the water to a boil, added half the dye and brought the stove down to a medium high, just barley under boiling.

I just ordered another pair off the 99 classics and want to dye them with the "lemon" colored liquid dye. Do you think the dye is dark enough to get a solid color on the pearly spits?