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    Posted: Jul/16/2011 at 8:33pm
Has anybody tried to dye a white backpack a different color? Just wondering if the waterproof material would absorb the dye, or would it rub off on your clothes, or just make a messy looking backpack by not soaking into the material?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/16/2011 at 8:38pm
why don't you just buy a colored backpack...

it's not like they're expensive.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/16/2011 at 8:55pm
it would depend on the material.  if its nylon, like most backpacks, it probably won't work well, it will just rub out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 6:43pm
Alka-- I already have the backpack, it was given to me. Just not crazy about boring white. But if dye is going to keep rubbing off, don't want to ruin the backpack and make it unusable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 6:47pm
google is an amazing tool kid...

http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/nylon.shtml

edit:oh, and yeah, it totally can work. A friend makes custom messenger and hiking bags, and has used methods as such described in the link above with great results. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 6:48pm
considering its waterproof, l woulnd't say it would absorb it that great. maybe you should just slap some pins on it instead to personalize it and add more color
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 7:03pm
batmanwest--that's a great link. Did your friend use the one pictured to the side, the Jaquard acid dye?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 7:04pm
sell the old one on craigslist and buy the one you want.  with the schoolyear starting, it should be easy to sell a white backpack
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 7:06pm
not sure exactly what he used. I live in Ohio, he lives in Portland WA. I just know, and have seen things he has done with some sort of dye. Could ask if you really wanted...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 7:12pm
Yeah, ask him. I dyed a pair of white bindings and it worked well, even being a solid material and I just used several packs of RIT dye for that, so thought it might work for backpack material.
ddomski--that's a good thought, a backpack should sell before school starts.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 7:25pm
Originally posted by SunFish

I dyed a pair of white bindings and it worked well
 
you referring to the ones in your profile pics? those look way good. nice job.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 10:46pm
Yeah, those are the ones. I was surprised how well they took the dye, but didn't cover up the markings.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 10:49pm
why do you need it?? just buy another backpack;)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 10:58pm
Just want to see if it can be done and how it would turn out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 11:06pm
I think there are basically few options: new paint will flake, new paint will damage basic material, new paint will not stick to mateiral or everything would be fine.
So you may be lucky in 25% of cases))) So you can try)

It all depends on the material you backbapck is made of, and a paint you want to use)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2011 at 11:18pm
Originally posted by SunFish

Yeah, ask him Please. I dyed a pair of white bindings and it worked well, even being a solid material and I just used several packs of RIT dye for that, so thought it might work for backpack material.
ddomski--that's a good thought, a backpack should sell before school starts.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/18/2011 at 10:40pm
Ahh, what would we do without the grammar nazi and his one-word posts Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/18/2011 at 10:47pm
Getting points is a very hard thing to do)
If you have nothing to say - just critisize or troll someone
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/19/2011 at 11:57pm
That sounds like they should just go to the 'rant' thread. Everybody can find something to rant about.
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