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Alaveth Alaveth
8/7/2020 11:17 AM

I have a pair of light red/orange dirtbike pants and I want to dye them black, would that work? Or any recommendations?

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Dirtydeeds Dirtydeeds
8/7/2020 11:20 AM

Absolutely brother 🤟🤟🤟

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Spooner Spooner
8/7/2020 11:26 AM

My recommendation is to just buy new pants.

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Brad460 Brad460
8/7/2020 11:44 AM

Plastic Dip...that way if you don’t like the black you can peel it off..

Or just spray paint...recommend a satin finish.

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Camp332 Camp332
8/7/2020 11:49 AM

Depends Bro. Are you lifting weights while dying the pants?

United States of America

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MotofactioN MotofactioN
8/7/2020 11:58 AM

Rattle can them with the camo spray!!! silly

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VetMX.com VetMX.com
8/7/2020 12:22 PM

I was going to say a prayer..

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brocster brocster
8/7/2020 5:06 PM

Get a bucket full of black dye and a trash can. Throw pants in the trash can then dump black dye out of the bucket. Problem solved.


For real, they probably will not come out black, more of a bronze ish color. Not worth your time or money.

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profeshenal125 profeshenal125
8/7/2020 8:59 PM
brocster wrote:

Get a bucket full of black ...more

Or you could go to black top plant. And ask them to throw them into the tar tank. Pants would be original and real neato.smile

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Bultaco Bultaco
8/8/2020 12:58 AM

As you’ve found, a moto forum is not the best place to ask about fabric and dye chemistry. Do a google search for artisan and commercial dye processes. All moto gear, thread, fabrics start out white and are dyed. So it is possible.

I think dying another color, using consumer grade dye, on top of red/orange will not give you results you want. At the price of new pants, on sale, I suspect you’ll be happier by working some extra hours and buying a set that are black to begin with.

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