Have a flectarn parka in the mail. Going to dye it black. When dying is there a way I can cover up the German flag patches so they won't dye as well when I make it black?
Also what dye and method should I use? Dylon and washing machine or hand dying w/bucket ect.
what are my chances to make a jet black denim jacket out of pic related using dylon velvet black dye in a washing machine? should i bleach it before? or i'll just ruin it completely?
Whats the best way to white out the colored line on converse? Was thinking paint but i feel like that would come off too easily
Also thinking about copping some military desert boots, cutting off. The sole (Which is dope, most military boots have dope soles) and doing something with them. Or possibly just dying the desert boot black and reattaching the sole.
Anyone have experience with this?
is there a way to dye gortex a dark or black color?
You can get this professionally done at place that repairs shoes. It'll cost you around ~100 bucks that includes the paint and the new sole.
Give me more details on what you need and i might be able to help you with the paint at the very least. Materials of boots etc. kind of sole you want
Yes but then it won't be cortex it'll ruin the membrne just buy it black
Basically Rothco's desert boots have cool soles, the ripple with sole being the coolest. They're also cheap, I like the look of the desert boot, i just don't like the color. How would I go about dying that material in pic provided to black. It looks like a suede material. With dye and a brush? Applying in coats?
And if It turned out I didn't like the final product I was thinking about ripping off the sole and saving it for something else as I have a few pairs of redwings and if I ever need a change I'd use those.
Oh that's what you want Alright.
Yeah your gonna want to start by cleaning the boot first with Suede cleaner, i know it's new but for the best results You'll want to do that first.
After that you'll need special dye for suede. It's hard to work with so i recommend gloves, it's though to get out. If you get Angelus. It ussaly comes with a brush for it. If you get the small 3 0z i believe bottle you'll need 2-3 i've only worked with the dye in bulk so i'm not too sure about the quantity
If you have an air brush use that instead.
Regardless you'll want to have a a spray bottle with water to keep the suede damp, don't over do it though. Be gentle remove any excess dye
do a second quote if necessary.
Okay while it's drying remember to strech the suede somewhat so it doesn't stiffen. when it's dry just brush with a suede brush and then add the protective coat.
JUST did mine using the stovetop method. I fucking love it, phone camera is dogshit
>remove flags with seam ripper
>get big cooking pot
>heat stove to medium/low
>pour in enough water to cover parka
>add cup of salt, few drops of detergent, and two bottles of black RIT
>drop parka in pot, turn it every few minutes with tongs
>30 minutes later take it to the sink
>rinse with hot water, gradually turning to cold water as the runoff becomes clear
>when its all clear, wash and dry it
You can still see the camo pattern on mine, so if you want an overdye that covers it, go for at least 3 bottles. maybe 4
Does the rit coloring work on polyester?
I've been thinking of copping this but I think it would look better black
I know how to dye polyester, but it's a bitch, and it involves boiling water and protective gear.
You need something called Idye, it's essentially a chemical compound that eats away at the fibers a bit to let some high concentrations of dye stain the damned thing.
Problem is, it's pretty bad for people, so it's best to do it in ventilated areas. I do it a lot when dying mini clothes for art related things. Black is easy, but other colors are very hard to controll.
i wouldn't order smaller than your height, because it can end up being short in the sleeves
actually i ordered one size up my height, because i wanted it to be long
it's a parka after all, it's supposed to fit longer (normally to mid thigh), if you don't want that, you can always cop the field jacket
A brand of dye. It is sometimes favourable because it comes in bottles that don't require salt or something else to "fix" the colour to the fabric.
If you want really black, I'd say two packages and a lot of time (2+ hours) before you rinse.
Not easily, I've read a bit about using oxalic acid but I've never tried it.
Would this work on my flecktarn parka? It's 65% cotton and 35% polyester. I know some people have a 80/20 mix.
i have an XL white t-shirt that's way too big; it doesn't even look grungey-oversized, it straight up looks like a cholo t-shirt. but i want to do something to it to make it wearable. any ideas? i was thinking of either combining it with another old shirt and do some fabric/color blocking, or destroying the hems to give it that tattered look in which i'll need a tutorial
/k/ube have mercy on their souls
None of them know what they do
Ave nex alea
the parka is with hood, what you got is the field jacket, which is a lot cheaper than the parka, that's why you got it for $3
they're two quite different things, the parka is a heavier, thicker fabric, the field jacket is lightweight with less pockets and shorter in length of course
Varusteleka.com, MidwayUSA, Amazon, Kommandostore.com, any local surplus store
Please don't dye surplus that you don't know what it is, we've had incidents of prototype camouflage samples dyed black by /fa/ggots and ruined forever
You must be mentality disabled if you haven't realized almost the entire thread is about flectarns and there's plenty of posts even giving you the links to them. They'll probably all out of stock. Mines in the mail right now.
Try using some power tools like a belt sander, or something that produces sparks that could eat holes into the T, if you feel creative you can try to distress it yourself with scissors or a knife but if you don't know what you're doing you'll probably just rip and ruin the shirt in a unwearable state.
These sites are pretty good to go to if you're into military pieces. And like anon above said, if you don't know exactly what it is don't ruin it. Just make a thread on /k/ or something and ask them what the item is.
Yeah. I just couldn't get over the hood cut. They had parkas too for 15 bux. But they were out of my size anyway. At any rate, a simple field jacket will look just as awesome dyed this way.