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Dying snowboard pants

so heres a thread for who ever wants to step in and flame or perhaps maybe I might even get one useful comment

I have white snowboard pants. I used to think they were really cool and would go with what ever jacket I wanted to wear. I should have just gone simple black. they get dirty easy and I can never be fkd to wash them so they stay that way.

I was going to buy a new pair of pants for this season but after checking out a bunch and realising pant tech has not really changed much over the years I would essentially just be spending money on a change of colour.

I'm sure I can change the colour, shit I do this all the time when I wash my white tees with pairs of my jeans and colour runs through them accidently.
But can I dye these pants without ruining the waterproofing or mesh sections where the vents are or that super soft comfy inside lining near the top?

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Since my first thought on this, (...as well as my second) were taken by stan and oldman, I will take a shot at a less sarcastic response!

I can only assume that if the pants have any kind of wp coating, the dye will likely not penetrate properly, or maybe at all. If they are a breathable (gore or laminate) fabric? You probably run the risk of gumming that up as well.

I'd say your options are,..

1. Since you want new color pants, give it a shot. If it works, great!

2. If not! Well you wanted new colored pants anyway right?


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I'm sure I can change the colour, shit I do this all the time when I wash my white tees with pairs of my jeans and colour runs through them accidently.
Your shirts are probably cotton. Easy to dye. The snowboards pants will be polyester. Hard to dye (you could wash a white polyester sports shirt together with jeans). IF you wanna try, be sure you look for dye suitable for polyester.


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Since my first thought on this, (...as well as my second) were taken by stan and oldman, I will take a shot at a less sarcastic response!

I can only assume that if the pants have any kind of wp coating, the dye will likely not penetrate properly, or maybe at all. If they are a breathable (gore or laminate) fabric? You probably run the risk of gumming that up as well.

I'd say your options are,..

1. Since you want new color pants, give it a shot. If it works, great!

2. If not! Well you wanted new colored pants anyway right?

hahahahaha that's still pretty sarcastic hahahahaha
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If you can completely remove every bit of the waterproofing, then in theory you could dye the pants - but only if they are a dyeable material. Cotton or uncoated nylon are easy to dye (use fiber reactive dyes for cotton, and acid dyes for nylon), but polyester is very difficult to dye, and polypropylene impossible. Also note that the pants must be machine-washable to be dyeable. "Dry clean only" means you can't dye it.
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Hope you have a giant vat of paint to dip them in because you're not going to dye them.


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Your shirts are probably cotton. Easy to dye. The snowboards pants will be polyester.
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If you can completely remove every bit of the waterproofing, then in theory you could dye the pants
cheers. i knew i would get a few helpful posts. yea I might just soak them in a tub with some blue dye and see what happens, if it washes out no big deal.

edit: as the pants are 100% polyester I need to get a hold of some disperse dye and boil them in it. actually doesnt seem too hard if I order the right stuff.

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I'd actually like to hear how this turns out. Nothing wrong with dying clothing... Your reasons seem sound to me!

I've got a pair that I'd like to turn black if yours work out okay...
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