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I'm going to dye my trouleg 8AA

post #1 of 31
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Anyone here have any advice how to go about this? I'm thinking the whole carton of navy blue with a spinkle of black mixed together should do the trick. I have 8AA in the Zathan but the Trouleg jeans I got today are off by at least a tone or two which is really bothering me. I keep pulling them out to compare the two like I have a disorder or something. I never washed my Zathans and they seem to have a bit of sheen to them. Is that the result of wearing them often of is this how they are? Any advice would really be great before I do something stupid, thanks.
post #2 of 31
If I remember well, Grondie did it on some black Troulegs... (not sure about 8AA). Try search here if you will get some info.

Edit: here are links
http://www.honestforum.com/diesel-je...ack-denim.html

DIY "Object Dyed" Jawnz (Page 1) - Denim - jawnz
post #3 of 31
let me know how it goes- I have slammer 8aa I would like to redye
post #4 of 31
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I'm feeling that black and I like how they maintained the electric blue detail on the rear. I really love the fact that they may get some sheen back which really makes the jean stand out. Well I'm off to Duane Reede or Rite Aid but I'm gonna start with navy blue with a touch of black. If I'm not feeling that I'm going all out black like Grondie.
post #5 of 31
just sell them and get another pair, another will pop up eventually. you'll never get the 8aa sheen back. + you'll lose all the detail in the backpockets and stitching etc. bad idea i think.
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post #7 of 31
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Just an update , they're being dyed as I write this. I went with dark blue instead of navy and the black. Already I'm feeling them as I pulled them out real quick to check up on them. The color is exactly the same. I kept taking samples of the mix with a clear glass and I kept adding the right amount of black to get that midnight blue/black wash true 8AA. It took some time but I got it just right aftre while and I'll get pics up tomorrow morning when they dry up.
post #8 of 31
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You know I have these Safado 8DK that I washed once in cold water and they were never the same after that. You know I still have some black left over. So guess what? I'm going to these next in pure black. Who knows what else I'll find , I'm feeling creative right now. So now I basically got two new custom jeans.
post #9 of 31
Cannot wait to see the results.
post #10 of 31
Unless you're ok with the overdyed look, I don't recommend dying 8AA – your warp threads will go dark and you'll loose the 'denim' look.
post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by Grondie View Post
Unless you're ok with the overdyed look, I don't recommend dying 8AA – your warp threads will go dark and you'll loose the 'denim' look.
What's poppin' Grondie? You have no idea what monster I just created in my bathtub. They almost dryed up and I just held it against my unwashed 8AA's and it's almost an exact replica. If anything they look better and they're leaning a bit towards 88Z. Which in my mind is like Coke and Pepsi. You all know deep inside of you it's the same shit.
post #12 of 31
Just wait till you see the gray Troulegs I made last weekend. Photos soon...
post #13 of 31
home-upgraded Diesel jeans. We need pictures from both!
post #14 of 31
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Man I pimpin' these out this weekend.
post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by Grondie View Post
Just wait till you see the gray Troulegs I made last weekend. Photos soon...
Was 8AC your canvas?
post #16 of 31
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Alright folks I present to you my two new custom dyed jeans

drumroll please........








The toupe detail on the rear stayed the same.


I didn't use that much black so some of that rusty brown still shows a bit which is excellent because I would never wear jet black jeans.





8AA , 88Z , New and improved 8AA

Summary: Very impressed with the results. Time spent 3 hours, cost less than $10. Can't wait to live in these so that start to get the wrinkles on the hips and the back of the knees.
post #17 of 31
kind of hard to tell from the lighting in the pics- how does the color compare on the redyed 8aa vs undyed/unwashed 8aa; what about the sheen as well?
post #18 of 31
Looks great. Glad to see more people doing this.

The texture on the 8AAs look better than I expected.
post #19 of 31
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The color is more saturated on the dyed 8AA but they look better in person. The sheen came back which is good since before I dyed them they were dull and looked like a pair of cheap Forever 21 jeans. I also starched them and went over them with a hot iron and that added some more sheen so as soon as light hits it , it's on. Bravo all the way on both pairs , I'm wearing the Troulegs out tonight with a vintage plaid western.
post #20 of 31
Over-dye results are better than washed out jeans, IMHO. Even if you have not the same look like brand new 8AA.
post #21 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grondie View Post
Looks great. Glad to see more people doing this.

The texture on the 8AAs look better than I expected.
Thanks man , I couldn't have done it without your little guide. Here are some before pics for reference. I didn't like the fading on the seams and check that crotch out.





post #22 of 31
What dye did you use?
post #23 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grondie View Post
What dye did you use?
Same stuff you used but I mixed dark blue and 1/4 of the black to confuse the formula a bit.
post #24 of 31
dood I was going to neg you for fucking with 8AA, but those turned out pretty sweet.
post #25 of 31
How come the Italien flag and the coin pocket sign are still white but the inside label is dyed?
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