Fading the purple

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    Fading the purple

    Straight to the point I want to fade my Loanstar flight suit. I ran through the search and found one thread but didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know. Is the only way to accomplish this by washing it a ton of times??? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Fading the purple

    Is it too purple?

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    ItsThatGuy said: View Post
    Is it too purple?
    I think it's a little too purple just from looking at reference pics.

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    Re: Fading the purple

    Wash it a couple of times, maybe leave it in the sun for a little while. Post up some pictures of the suit so we can see.

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    Re: Fading the purple

    Start by washing it with 1 tsp of bleach in cold water. If it has no effect, up it to 2 tsp, and continue until you begin to see a slight fadding effect.

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    Re: Fading the purple

    I took these to kinda show you what I mean. Obviously the lighter ones are with the flash and the darker ones are without the flash. It deffinitly looks like the pics without the flash. Just wanted to get you guys opinion.
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    Re: Fading the purple

    Looks like the old Cruzer fabric. Looks good to me.

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    I just thought it might be a little dark but I may be wrong.

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    amazing how different it looks with the flash! whoa!

    but i do agree with you, it could use a very slight fade.

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    Re: Fading the purple

    TheDentedOne said: View Post
    I just thought it might be a little dark but I may be wrong.
    Yeah, it is a little dark, but not to purple...at least from what I can tell. If anything it could be a little more purple...granted I tend to like it a little more on the blue side.

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    Re: Fading the purple

    i have the suit and i think it looks pretty good in person...i think the darkness it has gets washed out as seen in the pictures and it looks much lighter in the sun...i would be careful on fading it cause you could end up fading it too much. I will just let time take care of it for me...that way it will fade in the exposed areas and be more realistic on the fade.

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    Re: Fading the purple

    DentedOne - When did you order yours? I've been waiting forever...it's been shipped, but it's been stuck in New York (airport) since the 27th!

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    ItsThatGuy said: View Post
    DentedOne - When did you order yours? I've been waiting forever...it's been shipped, but it's been stuck in New York (airport) since the 27th!

    Oh Ive had mine since about September or so. Maybe even before that.

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    Re: Fading the purple

    Not too purple or too dark. Could even be more purple.

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    Re: Fading the purple

    Cam, take a pic outside in the sun with no flash, from about 6 to 10 feet away. Then post it...it looks great to me though.

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