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  • The iPhone Pig
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    6,506 posts since Sep '04
    • Everytime my black jeans' being washed, the dye somewhat came off.... and the whole pail of water turned black..

      The jeans' still black now, but I can't be sure after few more washes cry.png

      How do I save my jeans? Any special technique lke vinegar or warm water? Anyone can confirm?

       

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  • The iPhone Pig
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    6,506 posts since Sep '04
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      add salt into the water to prevent color run


      fifi? serious mah? add salt? just tap water? don't have to be warm right? cry.png 

      needs to be saturated? or just li'l salt can liao? everytime wash must use saltwater? or is it a one time thing?

  • Queen of sgForums
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    246,251 posts since Dec '99
    • normal tap water

      one big tablespoon to one basin of water

      soak for a while then wash


      everytime wash must add, until the color ownself stop running

      Edited by FireIce 20 Apr `08, 7:05PM
  • The iPhone Pig
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    6,506 posts since Sep '04
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      normal tap water

      one big tablespoon to one basin of water

      soak for a while then wash

      everytime wash must add, until the color ownself stop running

       

      Use detergent and all after soaking in salt water? :( I'm so noob at this.. Thanks fifi.. embarrassed.png

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  • The iPhone Pig
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    6,506 posts since Sep '04
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      the normal washing procedures.... whether washing machine or handwash......


      xie xie xie xie cry.png

  • Eddie Lee's Avatar
    235 posts since Apr '08
    • FireIce is right!

      Adding a tablespoon of salt will help retard fading.

      ALSO: Wash the jeans in cold water.Turn them wrong side out before washing. Hang them up to dry (no clothes dryer). In ang moh land there are special laundry soaps to help black clothes stay dark. I do not know if those products are available in S'pore ?

  • The iPhone Pig
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    6,506 posts since Sep '04
    • xie xie cry.png

      I'd hate to spend money on another pair of black jeans.. doesn't make sense to me to get so many black jeans cry.png

  • Eddie Lee's Avatar
    235 posts since Apr '08
    • Every few years I re-dye my black clothes.

      If you do that be sure to use a reactive dye.

      And not the cheap dye sold at food stores.

       

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    1,246 posts since Mar '06
  • Cz's Avatar
    975 posts since Jan '08
    • Originally posted by Eddie Lee:

      Every few years I re-dye my black clothes.

      If you do that be sure to use a reactive dye.

      And not the cheap dye sold at food stores.

       


      Have you ever tried dyeing something that's e.g white to a black color? I've been thinking of dyeing something white to black, but I'm not sure how it'll turn out.

  • Eddie Lee's Avatar
    235 posts since Apr '08
    • Yeah I dye stuff all the time.
      You just need to be sure and use the correct dye for the fabric.

      What is the white clothing made from

  • WinnieThePooh's Avatar
    880 posts since May '06
    • Originally posted by Eddie Lee:

      Yeah I dye stuff all the time.
      You just need to be sure and use the correct dye for the fabric.

      What is the white clothing made from

      Any suggestions where to buy?

  • Queen of sgForums
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  • Eddie Lee's Avatar
    235 posts since Apr '08
    • Do a search online for reactive dyes.

      I don't know of any Asian sources. I am very fond of a company called Grateful Dyes in the US.

      If you are dying silk, wool, or nylon you will need to use what is called an acid dye.

      There are also special soaps designed to wash away excess dye.

  • Cz's Avatar
    975 posts since Jan '08
    • Originally posted by Eddie Lee:

      Yeah I dye stuff all the time.
      You just need to be sure and use the correct dye for the fabric.

      What is the white clothing made from

      53% cotton, 47% polyester. =X

      It's a jacket and the cloth is quite thick.

  • The iPhone Pig
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    6,506 posts since Sep '04
    • Originally posted by Cz:

      53% cotton, 47% polyester. =X

      It's a jacket and the cloth is quite thick.


      Nippon paint icon_evil.gif

  • Cz's Avatar
    975 posts since Jan '08
  • The iPhone Pig
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    6,506 posts since Sep '04
  • Hello Kitty's Avatar
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  • Cz's Avatar
    975 posts since Jan '08
    • ermm, how about... don't wash the jeans so often? =X

       

      some people wash once every year, some people wash once every week... =X

  • sebosebo's Avatar
    546 posts since Mar '08
    • wah so many clever ppl here knws abt the saltwater tricktongue.png

      i wash my exp jeans every year..but sun it once a mth, but dude...if its a pair of cheap jeans just let it fade la, looks good oso.

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