(amirrorcrackd @ Mar. 25 2005,23:25) I've done it, and to pretty good success too. Â It's rather simple. Â Dyeing on the other hand... I used a bleach and water solution with a scrub brush for fading and a pumice stone for distressing. Â It worked, though I'm sure it wasn't good for the denim. Â It wore the fibers quite a bit, and the jeans feel rather frail. Â Though I bought them off the clearance rack at the Gap for 7 dollars. Â Perhaps better quality denim will hold up better under such conditions. Dan
How did you know the balance of water and bleach? Â YOu read that the jeans are hand sanded? Â I tried that myself and really did nothing Â for the jeans.
I didn't really know. I did it on my own, as an experiment. I would err on the side of caution though and say dilute it more than you'd think. maybe a 1:3 bleach to water ratio. It will work even with very diluted bleach, it will just take longer, but you run less risk of ruining the jeans. Also, try to scrub with the grain, so as to be easier on the material. As far as the sanding goes, you probably want to use a pretty fine grain sand paper, but using the finest grain won't do much. I used sandpaper, and it was taking forever, and I got impatient, which is when I broke out the pumice stone. Post pics. Dan