Anyone have any luck dying faded wool ribrack G-1 knits?

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  1. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Active Member

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    Got a G-1 that I'm replacing the wrist knits on. The waist is fine, except it's is faded and will not match. Anyone had success dying G-1 wool knits?
     
  2. a2jacketpatches

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    You'll have to use vinegar so the dye is etched into the wool. or buy a special dye for it. Procion dye? I think that's the brand name that has a mild acid in it. Otherwise even the cheap RIT dye works well with vinegar. Getting the shade right is another story. Mixing dye is different than mixing paint because it's very transparent and you'll need a good understanding on how colors work together to even get it close.
     
  3. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Active Member

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    Thanks I may try it. What kind of ratio do I use for vinegar to dye?
     
  4. a2jacketpatches

    a2jacketpatches Active Member

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    Not really sure, I would and have done about 50/50
     
  5. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    50/50 with the dye amount would be pretty good IMO. The water bath is, of course, a much larger quantity.
    Doing this on the jacket might be tricky.
    Interesting idea.
    Dave
     
  6. Buck Turdgeson

    Buck Turdgeson Banned

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    IMHO you will never get the knits to match from dye. Your liner will be stained for good if you try. Save yourself the heart burn.

    FlightJacket.com or Gibson Barnes make excellent Knits. Just be sure to ask for the wool double rib type.
     

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