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  1. Darth Flan's Avatar
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    Oct 6, 2004, 9:03 AM - How do I dye White to Grey? #1

    I tried dying my white jumpsuit with Rit dye. They dont make a grey so I just used a little black. Well it turned a form of purple. Not very flattering for a ROTJ suit.

    What have you guys done to get a light ROTJ grey??

    Thanks
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    Oct 6, 2004, 9:59 AM - Re: How do I dye White to Grey? #2

    I used a RIT DYE. I think it was Pearl Grey. I may be wrong. The color on the box is pretty close to the suit. Also, when I put it in the washer, I used half a box.
    Check out my pics on page 1 and 3 of this post to see the results:

    http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...orum=1&start=0

    Good Luck!
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    Oct 6, 2004, 1:23 PM - Re: How do I dye White to Grey? #3

    Yeah, Rit does make a color called Pearl grey, but for some reason, Its a harder color to find. I've had similar problems with the black flan...try to use just a bit to get grey, and end up with a purpleish hue. If you look hard enough, hopefully you can find some pearl grey...or order it online. I've used it exactly a Jedi bob suggests with good results also.
    Damian
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    Oct 6, 2004, 5:15 PM - Re: How do I dye White to Grey? #4

    HAHA! I found Pearl Grey at Hobby Lobby. Now I have to get the purple out of the jumpsuit 1st. LOL I dont need a Femme-Fett
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    Oct 6, 2004, 6:56 PM - Re: How do I dye White to Grey? #5

    I found RIT Pearl Grey at Joann's Fabrics. It worked perfectly. Make sure the water you use is HOT. Add a bit of salt and laundry detergent.

    Duh!
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    Oct 7, 2004, 12:06 AM - Re: How do I dye White to Grey? #6

    Make sure to use the Rit color remover to get the purple color out of your jumpsuit. Chlorine bleach has the nasty habbit of deteriorating cotton fabrics
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    Oct 8, 2004, 7:40 AM - Re: How do I dye White to Grey? #7

    Pearl grey worked perfectly. I just used about 3/4 of a package in my kitchen sink and used HOT water. About 5 mins later I took it out, spun all the extra water out in the washer, then dried it. It looks Great!

    Thanks for the tips!

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