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17527 No. 17527 ID: 154dbb
I bought a set of ACUs on the cheap and dyed them with liquid Rit. I'll post the entire process later.
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Pic w/ flash in my garage.
>> No. 17536 ID: c550c6
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So here's how the process I used started: eBay a set of ACUs and buy some Rit dye from walmart. I had limited options there (go to a fabric/craft store for a better dye selection) so I went with the darkest green they had and a grey to darken it. But I didn't want too dark of a green so I didn't go with adding black.
>> No. 17537 ID: c550c6
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Next step is weigh your ACUs. Mine came in at 3 LBS so I knew I had to use a bottle and a half of dye. 1 bottle will do 2 LBS of material. Also note that the ACUs I used were flame retardant and also from different manufactures. I would imagine that non-FR materials from the same manufacture would result in a more consistent color.
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I used some hot tap water (140 degrees plus) and some boiling water from the stovetop. This combination worked for me, but do some research on temperatures and Rit dye. I was worried that my water would barely be hot enough because the bottle says 180-218 degrees, yet I got results I liked.
>> No. 17539 ID: c550c6
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Mix before dunking your material in the hot dye. I stirred it for about 2 minutes to ensure through results.
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The recommended time is 30 min, but I've read that 1 hour is better for synthetic materials. I let it sit for an hour and drained/added fresh hot tap water around the plastic bucket every 15 min.
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Result from Unicam to custom woodland digital.
>> No. 17549 ID: dda126
Bretty good. I dyed a German Flecktarn piece with simple black dye once. Turned out like MultiCam Black.
>> No. 17551 ID: 11d6e3
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My flecktarn didn't take much black dye (yes i followed the instructions)
at least it took the bright spots out
>> No. 17555 ID: dda126
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Hehehe, you are me.

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