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Turface pro league in red?

Just got off the phone with profile products (they make turface, soilmaster select, etc) and they said they only supply turface in original (tan) and red, not in gray anymore. I was at a local landscape supply earlier and they said the same thing so I wanted to check with the company.

I picked up a bag of the red to try it out but have a question for anyone with experience - is the red color a dye added to the material because even after washing a small amount in a cup numerous times if I agitate it a little bit the water turns a redish color. makes me think it may never stop?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 12:46 PM
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The Lesco in Fairlawn NJ has 9 bags of the gray soil master select left. I dont know if you could get them to ship it to you. Price is 10.00 a bag I think.

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they have discontinued the grey...

Pro's Choice is the same stuff, and they have a 'turf' product in grey, in addition to tan and red.
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The red stuff is the dame as the grey, the color wont leak out. What you are seeing is not dye but fine dust suspended in the water. The gray stuff turns the water blackish when you wash it. Once everything is in the tank and good and saturated it all works fine. The red will be equivalent to the gray. It is just a matter of colour preference not function.
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The red stuff is the dame as the grey, the color wont leak out. What you are seeing is not dye but fine dust suspended in the water. The gray stuff turns the water blackish when you wash it. Once everything is in the tank and good and saturated it all works fine. The red will be equivalent to the gray. It is just a matter of colour preference not function.
Question answered, thank you.

I like the red, just got concerned when it turned the water red and thought it may have been dyed, but now I know it's just fine dust and won't worry.
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They are the same thing. It is a clay based product and the gray has been heated longer to give it its color.
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