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*** The official and awesome DIY thread ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    yeah it would. think about it any kind of paint will chip off.
     
  2. Fycus

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    I think on a surface with a lot of texture and small hairs like jeans the only way it would come off is in flakes, im sure it wouldn't wear off like fades. Good idea, but I think theres a better way to do it, maybe like object dying the surface threads by painting on a dry die in VERY thin coats, enough so it doesnt soak the threads.
     
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    Not sure, I'll get back to you. Mine haven't really changed at all, and I've washed them.
     
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    post pics!
     
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  7. A Fellow Linguist

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    I want some stretchy, super slim, deep green cords but I can't find anything at a reasonable price. Should I just buy white AA stretch cords and dye them?

    Dunno why I phrased this as a question. It's a statement of intent.
     
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  8. FlyingMonkey

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    Has anybody tried dyeing suede? I ask because I have an old pair of suede shoes that were once baby-blue, but have darkened and are also irretrievably stained. I was wondering whether they would take a darker dye that would cover the imperfections...
     
  9. Fycus

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    suede does dye, but depending on if its treated or not and how much oil has accumulated on it, the dye may not set. Best to find a leatherworking joint and ask if its dyeable, then dye it yourself.
     
  10. NOBD

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    I only have experience with touching-up suede. Saphir might have real suede dyes as well.
     
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    That's pretty impressive. I will have to check them out.
     
  12. noob in 89

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    Unable to find any garment wax either locally or online, I'm about to just melt down a big candle and brush it onto some jeans. Poison risk? Or is wax wax? :paranoia:
     
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    There are several different basic types of waxes - plant-based (e.g. canuba), beeswax, and oil-based. Large 'church' candles should be beeswax-based, but the average store-bought candle will be oil-based. Thay have different melting / burning temperatures, but I am not sure what differences this will make to what you are doing.
     
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    Going to try dip dying a shirt like the CDG Black ones or that CDG evergreen one.
     
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    Thanks. I tried out a beeswax candle on my hems, but it was just too impractical. To work correctly, the wax must remain in a liquid state; otherwise, it just hugs the surface and eventually flakes off. The results aren't terrible looking, just too wasteful, too time consuming. Next attempt: a hiking and camping store. I'm told they might carry something a little more palatable.
     
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  16. KitAkira

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    Theoretically you could iron the wax in, though you'd want a non-steam iron
     
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    I imagine it would be just like waxing skis
     
  18. KitAkira

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    That's what I had in mind. A melted coating "painted" on might still be a better option for getting a deep penetration though (I think an ironed on coating may be too stiff and crack at bends?)
     
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    i saw this on another website. though some consider it "cheating" i thought it was a cool way of distressing raw denim. he also does a quick instruction on waxing which ill probably end up doing soon too.

     
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    would be cooler if he did only one side of them :devil:
     
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