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#1 Will

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 10:54 AM

Hello,

Just wondering if anyone has a formula down for rootbeer? LC has a color called rootbeer but it is just brown.
Your help will be appreciated.

The pictures depict the color I'm trying to accomplish.

Thanks.

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#2 woodsac

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 11:17 AM

Will,
I haven't used LC rootbeer, but that color looks almost identical to LC amber brown. You'll have to add about 20 drops per 4 oz of plastic to get that color.

#3 Delw

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 01:20 AM

The best color for root beer I have found is
goto your local craft store and pic up a bottle of candle dye that is brown.

Ive tried to recreate it with colors and I just cant get it perfect. I did have to add red into the colors to get it to look the best.

#4 BASS8BAITS

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 07:25 AM

Hey Del, I'm in Phoenix. Where are you getting this candle dye from?

I tried a craft store once but the stuff i looked at wasnt in liquid form.

#5 Will

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 11:44 PM

Woodsac, Del,

Thanks for the advice. A bit of brown and red it is the way to go then.

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 01:59 AM

Crafts mart

they sell it both in liquid(which is better and stronger) and in a wax.

The wax doesnt mix as well.



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Posted 19 October 2004 - 07:45 PM

I was going through my recipe list and found an entry that said to try
Watermelon and Black Grape in equal parts to get root beer.

I haven't tried it yet, but I will this weekend. I'll let ya know!

#8 alsworms

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 09:10 PM

Yeah that's one that I stumbled on by mistake......as usual. :roll:

Just don't overdo it with the coloring; about 2 drops each of melon and black grape in 4 ounces of plastic will work great.