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Unread 07-02-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Bleaching fabric?

So I bought orange tshirts to make my Naruto jacket. I made sure to buy colors that were the same as my pants.
The oranges, though, are incredibly bright.. The colors bother me immensly. I would really like to rather go with the faded orange that a lot of doujinshi's/fanart's have..
So here is my problem.. How do I get my bright orange to fade? Any options that won't require dye? Would a bleach solution work? Or what if I washed it a couple times?
I need the fabric faded in 3 hours.. So any help would be appreciated.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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RIT color remover might dull the fabric some, but its not a gaurentee. Bleach would just cause well..bleach spots.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for our imput !
Right now it is going through the washer.. I will post if it works.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 05:07 PM   #4
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One wash wont dim fabric, unless you mean you put it in with the color remover?
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Correct. It did zip.
I know have until tomorrow to lighten this fabric.. I don't really have money for color remover..
What if I was to mix bleach with water? Should I test the result with a strip of the clothing?
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Unread 07-02-2013, 06:28 PM   #6
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Correct. It did zip.
I know have until tomorrow to lighten this fabric.. I don't really have money for color remover..
What if I was to mix bleach with water? Should I test the result with a strip of the clothing?
I would make sure you have an extremely low concentration of bleach because not only will it leave marks on the clothes, it also weakens the fabric.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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Bleach wont lighten the fabric, evenly at least...And it'll take 5+ washes to see even a slight change of any. Color remover should only be $3 tops, and I've found it at food lion before and I know walmart has it.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #8
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If it is only 3$ I will definitely give that a try.. c:
Alright, so I will do bleach test with very little bleach on a piece of fabric.
While I do that, I guess I will pick up some color remover..
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