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Old 06-04-09, 09:19 PM   #1
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Dye a Chrome Messenger??

Ok so I have a Chrome Citizen bag and its beige with a black stripe. I was wondering if its possible to dye the beige part? If so with what? Thanks!
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Old 06-04-09, 10:39 PM   #2
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I've also considered doing this. RIT dye would probably work well. Let me know how it comes out, heh.
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I dyed a t-shirt that got hit with bleach. I first bleached it so it was beige, and then i used a big pot of boiling water, some salt and a little dye puck I got at the fabric store. Let it boil for about 10 mins, rinsed, and it came out amazing. I imagine doing the same to a bag would be very easy.
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Chrome doesn't take dye very well. You're better off polishing it, or stripping & powdercoating.
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Chrome doesn't take dye very well. You're better off polishing it, or stripping & powdercoating.
Did you even read the thread, or is this sarcastic?
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Chrome doesn't take dye very well. You're better off polishing it, or stripping & powdercoating.
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Old 06-05-09, 05:05 PM   #7
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Lawls.


Any thoughts on washing a Chrome bag? I'm assuming tossing it in the wash will destroy the rubber parts, and I dont really want to waste time hand-scrubbing the thing with an inferior cleaner. Also, mine is safety orange, and I'd like to keep it bright....
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Old 06-06-09, 03:38 AM   #8
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for cleaning, the best product to use is simply green. Gets lots of dirt and grime. Just hose 'er down and leave it out to dry.
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Old 06-06-09, 03:40 AM   #9
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and no, dye won't do ****. You can't even bleach balistic nylon.
I dipped an entire timbuk 2 in bleach, and it barely did anything to it. The logo turned white though.
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why don't you have your mom sew some fabric on it.

or better yet, who gives a f*ck
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