Certainly not a wood issue, but I have seen a number of posts here
indicating serious experience by some in the wonderful world of plastics.
I am looking for a way to permanently color finished low density
polyethylene. I'm working with thick LDPE (over 1" thick sheets to start)
and it only comes in white. If I were molding the stuff, problem could be
solved - but I'm not.
Is there a dye or some coloring process I can use? I assume it is tough
(even if possible) since even my markings with an "indelible" Sharpie
quickly rub off. This is true whether I write on a slick surface as it
came from the factory on a cut surface. I'd like to be able to put the
pieces in a small tub of the color and then fish them out - like coloring
The problem may well be that LDPE seems designed to NOT bond with things.
Also, if the answer involves especially tricky chemicals, that won't work
either. Even a definitive, "No, cannot be done" would be helpful.
TIA. -- Igor