Question on RIT Dyeing

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    Question on RIT Dyeing

    Hey all,

    Is there a special way to "cure" the dye? I used some of the black powdered dye to do the bezel and strap of my Mudman. I boiled the pieces in a fairly strong concentration of liquid for about ten minutes, then washed them thoroughly.

    A few weeks later, I'll still have some dye marks on my wrist if I wear it overnight, and if I try to wash the strap with soap, it will color the suds somewhat (not a lot, though).

    Thanks!

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    Re: Question on RIT Dyeing

    The curing process is done by adding vinegar to some hot water and let it soak. Be careful though, adding too much vinegar will distort the color of your dye job. I tried 2 parts vinegar with one part water and it was too strong. My black dye job turned brown in spots. I would start with 2 cups water and 3/4 cup vinegar. Heat the water to almost boiling and then let it simmer. 15 minutes did the trick for me.

    Let us know how this works for you.

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    Re: Question on RIT Dyeing

    Thanks guys! Now to pick up some vinegar...

    Will let you know how it goes

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