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    Sep 20, 2016, 9:07 PM - Flight suit accurate die color? Help? #1

    Hey guys, I'm looking to die my Jango flights suit, but in not sure about what color die would be the most accurate color. What do you guys recommend for the most accurate look available?



    Thanks,
    Alex
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    Sep 20, 2016, 9:56 PM - Re: Flight suit accurate die color? Help? #2

    You need it to be blurple. Use a blend of light blue, pearl gray and purple. It only takes a bit of of the grey and purple. I have dyed a couple of flight suits and on both of them it was literally an evaluate as I go technique. I don't have an exact percentage that I use. There is some trial and error but if you mess up you can always take it back a few steps with dye remover and start the process again.

    I also use a bleach solution once I had the dye about right to weather and age the suit.
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    Sep 20, 2016, 10:02 PM - Re: Flight suit accurate die color? Help? #3

    Quote Mullreel said: View Post
    You need it to be blurple. Use a blend of light blue, pearl gray and purple. It only takes a bit of of the grey and purple. I have dyed a couple of flight suits and on both of them it was literally an evaluate as I go technique. I don't have an exact percentage that I use. There is some trial and error but if you mess up you can always take it back a few steps with dye remover and start the process again.

    I also use a bleach solution once I had the dye about right to weather and age the suit.
    Alright thanks Mullreel!!

    Alex

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    Sep 27, 2016, 8:25 AM - Re: Flight suit accurate die color? Help? #4

    This is a fine art that you will learn over time. Each time you do it, it gets better. Follow what Mullreel said though, he is spot on (as always).

    The last time I did mine, I think it came out absolutely perfect.
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    Sep 28, 2016, 8:01 AM - Re: Flight suit accurate die color? Help? #5

    bobamaker is too blue. not purple
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    Sep 28, 2016, 5:59 PM - Re: Flight suit accurate die color? Help? #6

    The Bobamaker flight suit can be corrected fairly easily. I have done one in the past. It just needs to be lightened some and then add the needed purple and pearl gray. I used a light bleach solution to lighten it and then added the other colors until I reached the desired blurple.
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    Sep 30, 2016, 6:38 PM - Re: Flight suit accurate die color? Help? #7

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    Quote Mullreel said: View Post
    The Bobamaker flight suit can be corrected fairly easily. I have done one in the past. It just needs to be lightened some and then add the needed purple and pearl gray. I used a light bleach solution to lighten it and then added the other colors until I reached the desired blurple.
    Hi Friend, thanks for the help, you can tell me how I get wear color? what are the steps to get that color? I am a bit lost


    thank you very much!
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    Oct 1, 2016, 1:12 PM - Re: Flight suit accurate die color? Help? #8

    I would start by adding some purple and gray. Just a little bit. Then you can use the 10% bleach solution to weather and tone down the color.

    When I used the bleach I started out spraying just a bit on the back and testing how much was needed. I did this because the back is not seen when you are wearing the full armor. Once I decided I had it about right I did the whole suit and then washed it to get the bleach back out.

    It really is a bit of trial and error. The good thing is you can undo most anything that you do. If you mess up it is just an exercise of going back a few steps and going again.
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    Oct 8, 2016, 9:40 PM - Re: Flight suit accurate die color? Help? #9

    postal blue redcap for color reference:

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    Oct 18, 2016, 8:22 AM - Re: Flight suit accurate die color? Help? #10



    Bobamaker with lye 3 min
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    Oct 31, 2016, 9:52 AM - Re: Flight suit accurate die color? Help? #11

    That looks good

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