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    Arrow Alternate to using Bleach.....

    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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    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.


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    Looks good! Has that Vietnam fell to the Tiggers.

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    Great discovery Sawgunner, I'm wondering if I can purchase these RIT dye products in Canada? Sounds like a good alternative!!!
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    Rit dye is at most safeway stores.

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    Why dont you guys just through your stuff in the washing machine? it works great

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    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.

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    This definitely fits in the nifty-beans to cool-beans category. Thanks, Butch!
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    I'll have to look around for this... Thanks for the tip ^_^

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    Im going to have ti check Fade Fast out and try it on some 1/6 jeans, nice find.
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    THANKS for the info I will have to try it

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    That looks indeed intersting...a good alternative to all the rubbing,scrubbing,bleaching,sanding and what not!!!!

    Thanks for the heads up Butch
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    thanks for the tip, the results are stunning !

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    Great idea Butch, you've got three new tips in the archives today!
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    I commented on this about 2 months ago. https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/foru...ad.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.
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    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.
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    soap water and a rock... that what I use

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