Possible to dye cycling clothes?

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robertg
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by robertg

Long story short, I need to get rid of some team affiliation on my cycling kits, and would rather just dye them if at all possible since I have a lot of them (almost all my cycling clothes). Buying 7 new kits would be a bit $$$ so dying would be perfect. Anyone know if this can be done?

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by sungod

i looked into how to do it once, didn't in the end as it wasn't clear if it was going to work, and the simplest option i found used very hot water which would probably mess up the clothes:

dylon "multi-purpose" is claimed to do lycra, you can get it in small quantities but this link is to the big can, the instructions involve simmering for 20 minutes!

http://www.dylon.co.uk/product.php?alia ... nstruction

the instructions also say it's not colourfast, so it may not be dense enough to mask the previous colours

i think there are industrial dyes that work at lower temperatures, maybe around hand-hot which should be ok, but from memory some were toxic, and again it was unclear how successful they'd be

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by boots2000

I think that you sweat too much and cycling gear needs to be laundered. It would be messy.

robertg
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by robertg

I guess I may have to just slowly get some new kits.

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by BobSantini

Just cross it out with a permanent marker :)
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robertg
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by robertg

BobSantini wrote:Just cross it out with a permanent marker :)


I had actually considered that!

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by Geoff

That actually works just fine...

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by mattiTWOROADS

polyester needs to be ink dyed to be colorfast (if I recall correctly)... and that's not a diy process. There's not a whole lot you can do in this instance without it looking hokey... but then again, I'm all for experimentation so have a go and see what you get.

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