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Unread 10-15-2012, 02:53 AM   #31
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Hiya I have dyed my top and looks brilliant but how do I get rid of the smell without losing the dye? Thanks
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Unread 04-27-2013, 03:17 PM   #32
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sorry if this is, once again, "necroposting", but I'm really curious- the alcohol, did you just dip it in cold? I mean, you can't heat it or anything, yea? Because I'm trying to do this, using 91% rubbing alcohol, and I followed the directions to a T, but my garment is barely even affected! Am I doing this wrong?
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Unread 01-30-2014, 09:34 AM   #33
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Sorry, if this is necroposting, but I wanted to dye an old acolyte robe made out of 100% polyester, but I was wondering how you would dye the robe using the stove top method without setting the robe ablaze? since I know that I wouldn't be able to use our new washing machine to dye the material. Furthermore I was wondering how much dye you need to add to the material in order to dye the fabric pure black, and not a light grey color?
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Unread 01-31-2014, 07:56 PM   #34
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I have used idye poly to make non-roll elastic a super intense vibrant yellow with just very hot water (boiled water in a kettle and poured into a container with an equal amount of hot tap water) but had difficulty dyeing to a rich black with lots of boiling and the correct amount.

I probably could have overdyed the deep green with more dye (I find for the really deep dark tones like navy or black require two to three times as much dye as is recommended regardless of the dye) but didn't.
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So that yellow is actually even brighter. So jewel tones are a good and relatively easy level to get to really deep dark, not so much- more dye more effort
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Unread 02-06-2014, 05:52 PM   #35
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Ok so sorry for bringing back this thread, but I have a %100 light blue polyester fabric, but I want to dye it white. What method can I use?
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Unread 02-07-2014, 12:53 AM   #36
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Ok so sorry for bringing back this thread, but I have a %100 light blue polyester fabric, but I want to dye it white. What method can I use?
Pretty sure that ain't gonna happen. Sorry..The rule of thumb when dying is that you can always dye darker. You can NOT dye lighter.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 11:30 PM   #37
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@Those who used iDye, how did you set the color?
Can I put it in the washer with cold water and then tumble dry it?
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