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post #706 of 1010
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Any advice on dyeing/coloring rubber soles of shoes? I soaked a pair of canvas vans in fabric dye because they got a bad stain and now the sides of the previously white soles are stained purple (dye was black). A sharpie would look crappy and i don't think fabric dye will absorb in the rubber enough make them a solid or predictable color (looking for grey, black or white).

If the color isn't deep you can try sanding off the top layer.

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Very nice work, looks new
post #707 of 1010
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Very nice work, looks new

Thanks, almost four years old. smile.gif
post #708 of 1010
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If the color isn't deep you can try sanding off the top layer.
Very nice work, looks new

Tried that but unfortunately it didn't work well. It would probably work with some type of wire wheel hooked up to a drill, which might be my only option at this point. . Also tried straight bleach and that wouldn't take it off either.

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post #710 of 1010

That's awesome

post #711 of 1010
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Originally Posted by Coopa View Post

Any advice on dyeing/coloring rubber soles of shoes? I soaked a pair of canvas vans in fabric dye because they got a bad stain and now the sides of the previously white soles are stained purple (dye was black). A sharpie would look crappy and i don't think fabric dye will absorb in the rubber enough make them a solid or predictable color (looking for grey, black or white).

Vinyl Dye seems like your best bet. It is kind of like a paint but essentially soaks into and dyes the top layer of plastics and some rubbers. So instead of making a layer on the outside that will chip off, it is actually modifying the outside surface.

You can sometimes find it in Auto Parts stores (for restoring/recoloring dashboard and vinyl seats). Usually it is aerosol but you might be able to find a liquid as well which might be easier than masking off the rest of the shoe.
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These are great. You should (have a cobbler) put in some elastic gore to hold the tongue down or something, rock them laceless.
post #713 of 1010
what were the shoes before you painted them? shape looks nice
post #714 of 1010
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what were the shoes before you painted them? shape looks nice
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what were the shoes before you painted them? shape looks nice

Dexter, which I assume he Thrifted.

$10 in materials.
$390 in artistic inspiration.

'sup MMM
post #715 of 1010
Oh, thanks guys.... fistbump.gif

Correct: the shoes are NOS Dexter oxfords I thrifted, canvas with a hard gum sole. As an added bonus, the tongue stays right in place.

I'm not sure how old they are (I couldn't find them online), but the information on the tongue is: 435357 and A/47-5. They fit a half-size small.

For anyone wanting the canvas to peek through, MMM style, I'd suggest starting with a dry brush and using a very minimal amount of paint. (I went ahead and pretty much soaked the toe box, though, so they'd read as unmistakably WHITE!).
post #716 of 1010
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I'm so excited, I can't contain myself. A glimpse of one of the details of the coat. it is inspired by Bear Mountain
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Marc Jacobs
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In a sudden twist, I will be parting ways with my DIY spoof of Marc Jacobs because of a creative change of artistic direction.

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The Mountain print shown above was supposed to be designed as a cuff detail to be incorporated on a sleeve. However the canvas material the Mountain design is printed on did not compliment the luxurious quality of the sleeves that were cut in woven cashmere. An idea of creating a burn out effect to the Mountain print by cutting some areas of the print in velveteen and appliqueing them to the fabric produced undesirable feminine undertones to the design and therefore the concept was canceled.

The dome buttons imported from Paris also were cancelled because the size proved bothersome when I try hanging my messenger bag cross body.

The coat, in its final stages of production morphed from a Mang Jacobs aesthetic to another and soon will be revealed sometime this week.

a hint: It's less peanut butter
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post #717 of 1010
a DIY spoof of Maison Martin Margiela
10 Maison Martin Moarjelly
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Milk&Oats M65: olive cotton twill field coat lined with milk sheep fur with contrast oat cashmere 2 piece sleeve
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PB&J wallet
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PB&J necklace
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tell me more about that PB&J necklace nod[1].gif

post #719 of 1010
I went ahead and tried over-dying my balenciaga jeans but the threads remained white. The tag says 100% cotton, is there any way to get the stitching to hold the dye?
post #720 of 1010
No, I don't think so. It's polyester and won't take it. I guess a sharpie might work, I don't know.
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