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Thread: Power Man Question

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    Power Man Question

    I'm working on a Power Man custom and have a pair of the elastic pants from CTTV. They don't offer these in blue so I bought a pair of the gray pants and have tried the boil method with Rit Dye without success. I've boiled them several times in the dye and they are not any more blue than when I started. Any tips on how to get the dye to take to that material or perhaps a different source of pants that would work for Luke Cage? I know Doc Mego offers a royal blue body suit that could be modified, but I'm not the world's best sewer and was trying to avoid that if possible. Thanks!
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    Are you using the dye for synthetic fabrics? Regular rit doesn’t work so great on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    Are you using the dye for synthetic fabrics? Regular rit doesn’t work so great on them.
    I bet I am. I'll look up some dye for synthetics. I should have thought of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    Are you using the dye for synthetic fabrics? Regular rit doesn’t work so great on them.
    I'll second that! I use Rit Dye More for synthetics on doll clothes. The regular Rit dye is made for natural fabrics like cotton and wool, and will wash out of polyester material. I think most doll/action figure clothing use a polyester material.
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    Is Rit Dye and Rit Dye for synthetics fairly easy to use?
    "I thought they didn't allow no bathin' suits in here."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheVintageToyKid View Post
    Is Rit Dye and Rit Dye for synthetics fairly easy to use?
    Yes, I've used it several times. The only thing I would stress is to wear gloves and try not to touch the dye or get it on your hands and make sure you rinse the clothes completely when done. The first time, I rinsed the wet clothes with my bare hands, and the next day my hand broke out in tiny blisters. I guess it's the same with hair dye. You might have an allergic reaction to it.
    I recently used Rit Dye for synthetics on my custom Charlie's Angels jumpsuits. The two wearing blue and purple jumpsuits were originally white.
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    I found this youtube video extremely helpful when learning how to use it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrgqdWvYags
    Last edited by RonnyG; Jan 27, '21 at 2:35 PM.

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    Thank you, RonnyG. I will check it out.
    "I thought they didn't allow no bathin' suits in here."

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    Thanks for the help!

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    CTVT has a peter (parker) figure, he has blue pants, thats what I used for my luke cage figure

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    i used CVTV's wonder woman's tiara for my custom of luke's too.

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