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Author Topic: Where to buy Colour Dye to fix my shirt  (Read 7639 times)
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« on: 29 February 2004, 23:39:00 PM »
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I bought a new red shirt today and did a stupid thing, i put it on my basin after I had bleached my white business shirts, now it is all speckled pink :-(

Where can I buy red dye so that I can try to fix it?  I would prefer a store around the Bugis Junction or Orchard Road area.

Appreciate any help, as you can tell, I'm a batchelor.

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« Reply #1 on: 01 March 2004, 8:49:00 AM »
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You should be able to get colour dyes from the household departments at Takashimaya or Seiyu.

If I am not mistaken, these colour dyes are not colour fast, so going forward, your subsequent washes would have to isolate this shirt.

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« Reply #2 on: 01 March 2004, 8:51:00 AM »
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those DIY stores always have a dye section (homefix or vinmart).  usually located in shopping malls
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« Reply #3 on: 01 March 2004, 10:36:00 AM »
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In my experience dying over an uneven colour produces an uneven colour. The paler bits do not take on more dye to "catch up" with the dark ones. The only way this will work is if you bleach the whole thing first. The dye company produces a product to do this, I don't know whether this is any different or better than bleach.
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« Reply #4 on: 01 March 2004, 10:53:00 AM »
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yep - agree with the last poster - if you dye something with an uneven texture it will come out uneven.  Also after being bleached - well I think it's had it.  Sorry
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« Reply #5 on: 01 March 2004, 11:43:00 AM »
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 http://www.dylon.co.uk/information/

You need to buy something called dylon dye remover. The hardware shop next to Ikea stocks all the dylon products, as do all their branches. Variware in Holland village also stocks these, at the top of the escalator.
After soaking it in dylon dye remover, dry it.
Then redye it using any colour from their range.
To fix the dye and make it colour fast- it depends on what fibre your shirt is made from and whether it reacts to procion or acid dyes.
Dylon dyes contain both acid and procion chemicals.
You can buy the "fix it" sachet, that comes with the dye.
If they don't have the sachet then the following tips will help you:
If it is cotton then salt will make it colour fast, but don't use too much!
If it silk then use strong vinegar in the dyebath.
If it viscose you need another fixative.
Good luck!

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« Reply #6 on: 01 March 2004, 17:00:00 PM »
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Why not just buy a new one ?!!!
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« Reply #7 on: 01 March 2004, 17:01:00 PM »
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You cannot remove bleach with colour remover, and you cannot dye over bleach.  Sorry but you can't do much except try to create a designer speckled shirt with some more bleach!
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« Reply #8 on: 01 March 2004, 17:29:00 PM »
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In my humble opinion you can overdye bleached fabrics, provided you follow the instructions above.

If it doesn't work out the way you want it to you can always try this:
http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00160.asp

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