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Sawgunner
10-16-2005, 15:11
I LOVED SGT.Hollywood's fading job on the TS Tiger Stripes. I do not like using bleach though. Bleach weakens the fabric and I don't want to risk it. Well, RIT dye makes a powdered product called Fade Fast.....it's safe, and will NOT weaken the fabric. It actually makes the fabric softer!! it was made for jeans. I used 1 level teaspoon in 3 qts of water and dipped the pants in for 2 minutes.....you can fade as much as you want..it comes with detailed intructions. Remember though, convert everything to 1:6. Here's the result:

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Crazy Chocobo
10-16-2005, 15:15
Okay. I think I'd be willing to use something like that on my Tiger Stripes. It wouldn't hurt me too bad. Good find.

Broadshore
10-16-2005, 16:11
Looks good! Has that Vietnam fell to the Tiggers.

sputnik
10-16-2005, 18:31
Great discovery Sawgunner, I'm wondering if I can purchase these RIT dye products in Canada? Sounds like a good alternative!!!

Just Clay
10-16-2005, 18:36
Rit dye is at most safeway stores.

ARCH13
10-16-2005, 20:26
Why dont you guys just through your stuff in the washing machine? it works great

Sawgunner
10-16-2005, 22:15
I searched everywhere in all kinds of stores that carried RIT dye...NONE of them had Fade Fast......I had to order it from RIT's online store. It took only 4 days to get it.

pukingdog
10-16-2005, 22:55
This definitely fits in the nifty-beans to cool-beans category. Thanks, Butch!

Solid Snake
10-16-2005, 23:45
I'll have to look around for this... Thanks for the tip ^_^

PSCMATT
10-17-2005, 01:23
Im going to have ti check Fade Fast out and try it on some 1/6 jeans, nice find.

TexGunS
10-17-2005, 04:58
THANKS for the info I will have to try it

SSG Felder
10-17-2005, 06:44
That looks indeed intersting...a good alternative to all the rubbing,scrubbing,bleaching,sanding and what not!!!!

Thanks for the heads up Butch :thumb

real action man
10-17-2005, 08:53
thanks for the tip, the results are stunning !

One Bravo Four
10-17-2005, 12:46
Great idea Butch, you've got three new tips in the archives today!

cree82
10-17-2005, 16:31
I commented on this about 2 months ago. https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41498

RIT works great. They actually have a product that will completely remove color too. I did this when I wanted to make an OD jumpsuit Tan.

Bobby
11-04-2005, 16:45
you could just leave them in the sun for a few days. Always worked on my stuff. Of course It doesn't work to well from October till about May or June, when it rains and you never see the sun. I love Western Washington.

NavySF_Blade69
01-13-2006, 19:38
soap water and a rock... that what I use