Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.
yeah it would. think about it any kind of paint will chip off.
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.
Not sure, I'll get back to you. Mine haven't really changed at all, and I've washed them.
i have, here you go: http://www.styleforum.net/t/235763/the-official-and-awesome-diy-thread/180#post_4761312
oh thanks, must have missed it. Looking real good
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.
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...
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.
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.
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?
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.
Going to try dip dying a shirt like the CDG Black ones or that CDG evergreen one.
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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