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Very informative thread. I want to dye my faded black jeans to all black and a piece of light blue fabric black or maybe purple depending on the outcome. I never dyed my clothes before.

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It's SO fun and very addictive, I warn you now!

For denim I suggest you soak twice as long the instructions suggest and always wash on COLD

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any thoughts on dying Nylon? I have a old sears nylon windbreaker... thats made of nylon.It's a solid grassy green tone. Being the allblackallthetime person that I am.. I would like to dye it a shade of black. Any thougts? Nylon? yes? no? maybe so?

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yes goosemaster why not

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whats the best dye/process for nylon? I think its more tricky then cotton (for ex)

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have you come across a dye that dyes nylon?


if your buttons/zippers are plastic on the windbreaker, it would be interesting they dyed too :-D

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http://www.pburch.net/dyeing.shtml


heres a link to dyeing fabric. It was useful. I will dye the nylon jacket and report back.

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good luck goosemaster

i was curious how many dyes out there can dye nylon, that is available to home users

anyway like the site says, you can use acid dyes which are used for animal-based fabrics (ie. silk, wool) to dye nylon. the reason's because when nylon was invented they were trying to find an alternative to silk, and on the molecular level the structure is just as if it was from an animal scientists were able to replicate the molecular structure

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I´ve dyed stuff before, but I didn´t know one can dye nylon....I thought that it doesn´t quite catch the dye...Anway, what are your results?

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http://www.aljodye.com/main.html

ok... this is actually what looks best so far... I'll go with this I think...
They profess to be able to dye poly's as well, which is supposed to be very hard (impossible if not dont in a industrial type situation)... so... they're in tribeca (nyc).

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i just dyed a bunch of stuff in my washing machine this week....
i got too lazy to deal with hand dyeing...


the results turned out much better than expected and it didn't even dye the machine!
*that was something i was super concerned about and why i haven't tried it until now...
the colour was much more even than when i do it by hand...
which was good in this case, even though i do like the mottled effect of hand dying some things...

it's just good to know the difference and know that i have options now!....
yay!

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that is good to know, if only i knew if those kind of dyers are available here...

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