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post #661 of 1148

I love the cut of my MMM denim jacket, but the indigo is kinda stupid.  I was going to dye it black, and possibly wax it with some Filson wax.  Would I have to bleach it first? Would this ruin the viscose lining?

post #662 of 1148

was thinking about waxing the fabric(/canvas maybe, dunno)-jacket I'm wearing in this pic?

 

so, what way and how should I do it to get the most steez out of if? cool.gif

post #663 of 1148
You will get a blue undertone. It is still probably better than bleaching it though, since it will most likely weaken the fabric and not retain the new color. Maybe try a non bleach dye remover.
post #664 of 1148
blue dyed black would probably be really sweet
post #665 of 1148
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Originally Posted by artishard116 View Post

blue dyed black would probably be really sweet

 

Yeah, I was thinking it might have a cool result.  I don't really care if it's perfect black, I just want to get away from the workwear/denim vibe because it totally clashes with the design.

 

I'll give it a shot and post pics; might test it out on a junk pair of dark jeans first.

 

also gotta shorten the sleeves sup jet

post #666 of 1148
dyeing it may fuck up the viscose lining though.
post #667 of 1148

reposting this question:
best method for waxing a canvas/fabric-jacket?

don't really wanna change color or anything if possible, only make it a bit more wind/water-resistant och perhaps also develop some cool creases over time smile.gif

post #668 of 1148

just rub some candles on it lol

 

Tomorrow's weather permitting I'm gonna finish painting a pair of zam b jeans. Used acrylic paint and a medium at 2:1 ratio and they're super stiff and not very breathable but I can still wear them. Interested in how they'll evolve. Cool texture. Will post pics when I have a camera that doesn't suck.

post #669 of 1148
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

reposting this question:
best method for waxing a canvas/fabric-jacket?

don't really wanna change color or anything if possible, only make it a bit more wind/water-resistant och perhaps also develop some cool creases over time smile.gif

 

Filson sells parafin wax.  Use that if you can get it shipped to where you are at a reasonable rate; if not, try to find something similar.

post #670 of 1148

I'm sure you can find fjallraven wax!

post #671 of 1148
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Originally Posted by smashwindow View Post

I'm sure you can find fjallraven wax!

good idea, should be similar to the filson one and might even be available downtown, thanks guys

post #672 of 1148
Overdyeing the jacket black from blue might be easier since the fabric is already dark. Dyeing anything black can be tricky because the dye isn't pure black, so sometimes another color shows more (likely more of an issue for lighter fabrics). The viscose might end up a different color or not take the dye completely.
post #673 of 1148

mini-update:
 

got a chunk of greenland wax today and started waxing, but have realized that I will probably have to do 4-5 layers before I get the "waxed" look I want

will obviously post pics whenever I'm content with it, this was more of a heads-up if anyone else was thinking about doing something similar

post #674 of 1148

^requires patience and a hair dryer, do thin layers, it will look better in the end!

post #675 of 1148

yeah that's how I've done it, 2 done layers front and it's beginning sliiiightly to be noticeable, I think another 2-3 layers will do the trick


Edited by kindofyoung - 10/15/12 at 2:40pm
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