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    does anyone know how much it costs to dye pants?

    i have a few old pairs of station pants and was hoping to dye them to look new, or almost new, again. of course i'll be calling around in the morning when the places are open, but i was hoping to get a general idea from you guys and what your thoughts it are.

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    Dying PANTS!!!??? Hook up the A.E.D.!!!
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    Well, I have to say, that was one of the most unique posts I've seen here, in a loooong while.

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    Originally posted by StayBack500FT
    Dying PANTS!!!??? Hook up the A.E.D.!!!
    HAHAHA good one!

    LMFAO! I think I tie-dyed once .... when I was 12 or something like that! Can't be brain surgery though, surely .... dump dye in bucket, dump pants in bucket .... voila!
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    If they're cotton, you can just go buy RIT (heh) dye at Walmart or the fabric place. Just follow the directions on the box/bottle. Synthetics don't take dye nearly as well, so if they're a poly blend you may not have much luck. At worst, you'll be out a couple-three bucks for the dye. And don't run a load of whites right after you dye the pants

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    "CLEAR!!!!!" ~~~~~~ZAAAAP!~~~~~~~ "DAMMIT! STILL FADED!!!! PUSH SOME EPI!!!!"
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    MEBRVCDF's dying pants were declared clinically and biologically dead on April 7th, 2004 at 17:12 hours by Inspector #12.

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    great posts, guys, but come on. you all know what i mean. i tried the RIT dye once before and wasn't too pleased with the results plus it was a real pain to do. you have to mix the dyes, pre-treat the dye, wash 2 times, wash with bleach after, dye, rinse, etc... a real pain...

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    I usually let them fade until I get holes in them then I go talk to the equipment officer about a new pair.

    so where do you put the stickers....is there a diagram for pants to?
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    Get off your wallet and go buy some new pants already. Hell, you could be wearing them by the time you get done reading all the cracks in here about you. You probably bleach all of your whitey-tidys after a year or so, don't you?
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    a couple of things, fellas.

    the station doesn't buy our pants for us. we have to buy our own. sitting on my wallet? hardly but why spend $70 for 1 pair of pants when i get 3 faded pairs to look new again or that price?

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    Originally posted by MEBRVCDF
    a couple of things, fellas.

    the station doesn't buy our pants for us. we have to buy our own. sitting on my wallet? hardly but why spend $70 for 1 pair of pants when i get 3 faded pairs to look new again or that price?



    Why does youse want to dye them pants? Wear them like they are and look like you have been there for awhile and an old salt. If they are worn, then buy some newens.

    Gotta spend da money for sumping.

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    Default A cheaper, if less fire-resistant, solution:

    The Johnny Bench method!

    Available in all these colors:

    Almond - 1506
    Bahama Sea - 3549
    Ballet Slipper - 3534
    Banner Red - 2108
    Bistro - 3544
    Bright Idea - 3538
    Burgundy - 2118
    Castle Rock - 3552
    Celery - 3543
    Cherry Red - 2101
    Classic Gray - 3551
    Crystal Clear Acrylic Flat - 3530
    Crystal Clear Acrylic Gloss - 1301
    Crystal Clear Acrylic Satin - 1313
    Dover White - 3555
    Emerald Green - 2016
    Equestrian - 3553
    Flat White - 1502
    Fresh Salmon - 3536
    Georgia Clay - 3531
    Global Blue - 3546
    Glossy Black - 1601
    Glossy White - 1501
    Grape Frost - 3550
    Greek Stone - 3542
    Hosta Leaf - 3541
    Hunter Green - 2001
    Ivory - 1504
    Khaki - 2504
    Leather Brown - 2501
    Mountain View - 3548
    Navy Blue - 1907
    Pewter Gray - 1606
    Pumpkin Orange - 2411
    Purple - 1913
    Regal Blue - 1901
    Saddle Tan - 3554
    Semi-Flat Black - 1613
    Semi-Gloss White - 1508
    Smoke Gray - 1608
    Stonewashed Denim - 3545
    Sun Yellow - 1806
    Sweet Cream - 3540
    Tidepool - 3547
    Tomato - 3532
    True Blue - 1910
    Tuscan Sunset - 3535
    Ultra-Flat Black - 1602
    Watermelon - 3533
    Woven Tapestry - 3537
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    Good Cap'n and El Presidente' -- ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    EastKY..... for future reference (making notes here) would one get the best coverage whilst wearing the pants in question or not?
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    I don't know what all the hullabaloo is about.

    I find that my regular failure to remove pens from my pockets prior to the wash results in an even coating of dark blue (or black, or red) dye evenly coating the entire surface of my shirts, pants, and tighty whiteys.

    I believe the shade you are looking for is BIC "comfortmate".
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