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    Dyeing White Cycling Shorts To Another Color?

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has dyed their cycling shorts a different color, or knows anything about dyeing clothing.

    I have a few pair of bike shorts in plain white, and wanted to dye them different colors.

    For example, I wanted some red cycling shorts. The material is 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex. Just wondering exactly what kind of dye you would use for this?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    In general you can't dye synthetic fabrics. You're out of luck.

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    True, but if you have a cotton garment sewn with white nylon thread, dying can produce an interesting effect.

    Whatever you dye, be careful what you wash it with. Red dyed shorts can leave you with pink everything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    In general you can't dye synthetic fabrics. You're out of luck.
    The above is usually true. The coloring in synthetic fibers must be added when the fibers are made, so the color is actually in the fiber.

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    You, functionally, have a few pairs of liner shorts, to wear under other clothing ,
    like baggy MTB cycling shorts, many of which, are made without attached liners.

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