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

  1. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Theoretically you could iron the wax in, though you'd want a non-steam iron
     
  2. steviecakes

    steviecakes Senior member

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    I imagine it would be just like waxing skis
     
  3. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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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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    clark kent Senior member

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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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  6. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    kind of want to do that
     
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    Does anyone have an idea of how to do a DIY version of the Ervell rust or copper oxide shirts?
     
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    I just removed a shirt pocket with my swiss army knife. Are there better tools for such alterations, and will the the little holes disappear in the dryer?
     
  10. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    If you want to be exciting, maybe a solution of Ferric Oxide and Cupric Hydroxide, respectively? Of course, you could also just experiment with dilute solutions of dye to get a similar color

    Any craft store will have seam rippers
     
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    otc Senior member

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    Yeah, go spend a buck fifty on a seam ripper.

    The holes should disappear in the wash although if its an older shirt that has been washed many times, it may be too late. I stripped the arches and cardboard patch from a pair of brown 501STFs (wanted them to look less like jeans) and you can't tell there was any stitching. I am pretty sure I did it post-shrink and the holes still vanished completely after some wear and a wash.
     
  12. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    The little holes should disappear, yes, if it's cotton or some other natural fabric.
     
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    drmmr Senior member

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    I'm gonna do that to my jeans after my exams. Awesome.
     
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    haha I thought that too.
     
  15. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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    Barbour wax would work.
     

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