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has anyone found a really good way to do this?

I've used very coarse sand paper on areas of the jeans that I have either picked at the threads (with a knife) or scraped at. So far it's turned out ok but I am really trying to get that exposed white thread look.

Do I just need to do more scraping? The only thing I found online (besides what I tried) was to use power tools, a pumice stone, or a cheese grater.
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Originally Posted by dieselsmomma View Post
has anyone found a really good way to do this?

I've used very coarse sand paper on areas of the jeans that I have either picked at the threads (with a knife) or scraped at. So far it's turned out ok but I am really trying to get that exposed white thread look.

Do I just need to do more scraping? The only thing I found online (besides what I tried) was to use power tools, a pumice stone, or a cheese grater.
once you wash them you should get the look your wanting.
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becarefull about silizium sickness due to sanding jeans...
post #5 of 9
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I did wash them but they still aren't holey enough.


THanks for that part from the blog, I couldn't find it (admittedly I'm a crummy searcher). I wanted more of the white threads to be together like you see on destroyed TR's. I have a feeling that it is near impossible for me to do without making a huge gaping hole.
post #6 of 9
If you want more of the white thread part. I've seen my friend do it.

1) She laid here jeans out.
2) Put a piece of cardboard inside the leg where you want the hole (so it doesn't go through the other side)
3) get a pair of scissors, open it and just use one side of the blade
4) she would scrape along back & forth lightly with pressure. Eventually it started looking like the holes on my Zathans 772 if you know what those look like.

Hope that helps.
post #7 of 9
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thanks! I'll give it shot tonight and see how it turns out. I'll even try to post some pics
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becarefull about silizium sickness due to sanding jeans...
I saw a piece about this on German TV. It's really sad... all these guys in Turkey have months to live because they worked at jean-distressing shops that violated code and had them using unsafe sandblasting techniques.


Another worker dies of lung disease silicosis
post #9 of 9
Hey I thought I'd share how you get the threads like on the true religions. You want to use sand paper or a dremel to lightly on the denim till you get little balls. You won't see threads till you wash. I wanna see pics. I'm the one who did the guide in the blog!!
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