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 Flight Suit and Ritdye

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Re: Flight Suit and Ritdye
« Reply #15 on: Feb 02, 2012, 04:42 AM »
You may also need to get an acid dye depending on the color you want. They are specifically for nylon, where Rit dye isn't. ;)

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Re: Flight Suit and Ritdye
« Reply #16 on: Feb 02, 2012, 05:18 AM »
JR- thats reassuring *lol* so it works okay if you take off the flame retardant first..?

Yeah, and it's funny how I learned this. I was working on my R2 with some friends outside the Mercs and I bought up that I was having a hard time dying my flight suit grey. One of them mentioned that the Ghost Busters wear grey jumpsuits so I gave some of them a call, and they showed me this tutorial:

http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=5038

It's the same flightsuit we are all buying. ( A friend of mine told me that the reason there are so many and so cheap is that the military is phasing these out for new ones this year. )

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Re: Flight Suit and Ritdye
« Reply #17 on: Feb 02, 2012, 10:31 AM »
Have we found out if they can be dyed? Currently I am sewing mine & my fiance's flightsuits, but my sewing skills are lacking. If I can find one for cheap & can get it to dye the color we want, I may be in business.

Seutai - where would one get acid dye?

A clothes dryer is the counterpart to the clothes washer. If you don't have one at home you could try a laundramat. Dryer sheets ar usually used to help deter static in you clothes. They are also called fabric softener sheets. They are usually scented & you can buy them almost anywhere.

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Re: Flight Suit and Ritdye
« Reply #18 on: Feb 02, 2012, 01:56 PM »
Seutai - where would one get acid dye?

Best bet would probably be from an online supplier as most stores don't carry it.

I know Eeto Vox was going for black and ended up with dark green. That's usually the result with Rit dye on anything but cotton, it will come out a lighter shade.

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Re: Flight Suit and Ritdye
« Reply #19 on: Feb 02, 2012, 03:14 PM »
Acid dye huh? Is there a specific brand?

See.. I dont want to DYE mine.. I just want to beach it down to grey-yellow or (fingers crossed) white from its current grey-green.. but nothing seems to be getting the color out so far.

Is it okay to use fabric softner to get rid of the coating? or does it have to be a dryer and dryer sheets..?

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Re: Flight Suit and Ritdye
« Reply #20 on: Feb 05, 2012, 05:26 AM »
check the tags if it is a nomex flightsuit it cant be dyes with regular fabric dyes

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Re: Flight Suit and Ritdye
« Reply #21 on: Feb 05, 2012, 03:04 PM »
check the tags if it is a nomex flightsuit it cant be dyes with regular fabric dyes

Normally yes, but we are working on ways. Even though my flight-suit is done, I've been doing additional research for the group. I heard adding acid like vinegar helps, anyone try this?

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Re: Flight Suit and Ritdye
« Reply #22 on: Feb 06, 2012, 09:00 AM »
Acid reactive dyes are needed for most synthetic fabrics, and yes, vinegar is the most common kind of acid used in home acid dyeing.  When I need to do acid dye, I try to use a 1:3 ratio of vinegar to water, and a long soak (stirring frequently) and then several rinses in clean water.

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Re: Flight Suit and Ritdye
« Reply #23 on: Feb 07, 2012, 09:06 AM »
Jacquard has a large selection of acid dyes and good instructions to go along with them.

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Re: Flight Suit and Ritdye
« Reply #24 on: Jan 21, 2014, 01:49 PM »
Doing a bit of thread o mancy and I apologize in advance but this relates exactly to my topic.

Last night i did this tutorial as posted earlier in the thread. I let mine soak for 3 hours and used 12 dryer sheets.

http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=5038


I have a sage green flight suit and used 2 packs of the rite dye pearl gray and it did absolutely nothing.

Has anyone had success with this with the Green flight suits or are only the tans ones dyable. Also, i just cant grasp how dryer sheets can remove fire resistant coating. I mean this stuff is supposed to withstand fires for crying out loud, how can a few Snuggles sheets take that off. Do I need to use more than 12. Bleach? Help needed.  Thanks


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