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Dyeing '89 Nikes Black - Information


I dont know if anyone has completed this one yet, but I have just received a pair of Nike air 3s. They are red, white and black and partly a white sole.

Has anyone attempted the tutorial on these colors? Yes, turning them black.

I purchased some black leather dye like the tutorial suggests, but when I spoke to a guy at the shoe repairers, he said there was a lot more to it than just going over the top of the old colors.

Also, has anyone colored a white sole and did it come out good? These trainers cost nearly £90.00 so I do not want to mess these up. Thanks for looking, and please help. :huh

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Re: 89 boot mod


Hello MonkeyBat

I am in the process of doiong the tutorial right now. I asked what type of DYE we should also as the leather store person told me that regular leather DYE will not stay on the sneaker for long. She said something about breaking the finish on the sneaker first with some alchol based solevent.

But Blackbat responded to my previous post and said all he used was a Leather dye liquid from his show repair store and the color seems to stay just fine.

But anyway what you could try to do is use one of those shoe DYE's first on a small spot on the sneaker.

Oh and for the sole, you will need to use a product called "Grip and Guard", I had always thought that stuff was like plastiDip but im not sure, guess Ill give it a try and let you know how it went.

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Re: 89 boot mod



hey guys, go here -

http://com1.runboard.com/bbrotherhoodofthebat.ftutorials.t2
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Hello Jediweapon,

yes thats the tutorial Im working off of right now, but doesn't answer our What type of dye to use, question.

Thanks.

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use kelly's cobler. it's the shizzle.

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Re: 89 boot mod


Thanks guys, the tutorial is great but it shows grey and black trainers but i have red, white and black. I know given the choice which colour is easiest to go over in black. And the guy in my shoe repair shop said i will have to take of the top coat from the trainers first then apply the dye second. Buts lets remember im going over red and white plus the part of the white sole is allways being rubbed? walking etc. More info please. emoticon

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Ok guys, I have used leather dye in the past, and although it was always on un-treated leather, I had faith in what it could do on the treated leather. The bottom line is, it WILL dye the leather, no matter what. It works almost like a stain on wood. If you put it on there, I don't care how water-proof the shoe, or leather, it WILL be dyed.

After I dyed the shoes all over, including the white sole, I sprayed them with black enamel, which will have some trouble sticking to the plastic/rubber parts, but it works on the leather parts fine. Then I went BACK over the entire shoe with some Krylon Clear Coat, which seems to be keeping the enamel on the shoe.

The problem with JUST leaving the dye on the shoe is that because it is treated, it has a purple type of sheen to it. I don't remember what the brand of dye I used was, but it was in a yellow and black box.

I haven't had any trouble with my shoes yet, but then again, I haven't actually worn them, either... I plan on going over the soles of my shoes with that stuff that John recommended, I'll keep you updated when I get my shoes out and worn.

I hope this helps.

JCG

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I got those exact same shoes! You spoke of breaking the surface first-on the leather dye box, it recommends you use their preperation fluid, or something like that(all companies recommend there own).

Anyway, I just went over the surface with a quick coat of standard paint thinner. This will take some of the red and white of of the shoe. After this dries, just add your dye right on top(don't do it on carpeting, though, I have 2 stains in the middle of my floor to remind me of this!)

I used like 2 coats of the dye(wait for the first to dry, then add the second), to make sure the leather really absorbed it well. You can also run the dye over the white rubber on the side of the soles. After you do this, the color WILL NOT be uniform. The black will be a purplish-black in some areas.

As John said in his tutorial, take some flat black acrylic paint, and dilute it very well with paint thinner. The amount of thinner to paint doesn't matter much, because the thinner will evaporate anyway. I would roughly recommend like 3-4 parts thinner to 1 part paint.

You want to cover the ENTIRE shoe with coats of this mix, including the rubber. You do that, and your shoes will be a flat-black that looks like factory run. I don't have my camera with me, but I'll post a pic of how the finished effect looks. :up

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Anyone tried plasti-dipping the whole shoe?
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Anyone tried plasti-dipping the whole shoe?



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