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scottds80
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Hello all, can someone please help me by answering this question..
I need to 'blacken' a length of flash cord to hide it in a black art setting. This will mean a long line of flash will appear from nowhere. If the flash cord remained white, it will stand out and I don't want that.
So my question is, can I dye flash cord with ink? Or run a sharpie over it until its totally black? Will it still burn properly doing this?
Thankyou. Scott.
"Great Scott the Magician", Gippsland
scottds80
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I just tested it and yes it still burns. However, very uncleanly. The ink of the sharpie stressed the burning process and the flash lost its intensity, and left a lot of residue that fell to the ground. So that's out of the question.
I cannot find a supplier of black flash cord unfortunately.

I might be best cutting long strips of black flash paper and joining them together.
Any other ideas?
By the way this is for a flash appearance and I don't want to use the flash pot. Its not as intense as materialising from a long line of flash flame
"Great Scott the Magician", Gippsland
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You went ahead and tested the sharpie method, now just try to dye it with clothing dye.

Do some tests, see what works best for you.
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