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Dyeing a Patch Border Red...

TheeKvltOv
Fri, 07/02/2020 - 18:11

Greetings to all, I have a couple of questions regarding repainting the patch border. Does anyone have any experience here? the patch that I want only comes with a white border, but I have a certain scheme in which it will look too silly if it remains white. I want to paint it red, but I have no idea what kind of dye or paint I need to make it look great.

I want it to look Bestial red >:D too, but I have no idea what brand red color do I need? or which works best. refill pen ink red? Or ordinary red paint? I need help since I don’t have many white border patches to experiment with.


TheeKvltOv's picture

Oh yes!! It looks bestial red >:D thank you sir! I'll try Rit first.

TheeKvltOv's picture

Of course! Just bought a Acrylic Paint Marker on Amazon as well. Going to try both soon.

meaningless's picture

lol....Doc strikes again..hahaha..u make my day, dude..hahaha

TheeKvltOv's picture

Lol, i never considered white shoelace. I'll buy a pack at walmart. Thanks!

meaningless's picture

Never done before, never bothered to do ...but a good idea, in case u tried it then...let us know how 'good' it works :)

TheeKvltOv's picture

I’ll do this for the first time, trying, since I love this patch, but it will not match at all if I keep it with a white border. I hope this experiment works well.

TheeKvltOv's picture

For sure. I'll cry if the inner art get's ruined lol.

VoodooChild's picture

it's a bit different story but I once gave a white logo patch I thought to be a bit boring some "blood splatter look" by putting small dots of red paint on the white embroidery. One thing I noticed is that it sucked up a lot of the paint and it bled into other areas at well. Ofc my thing was meant to be messy but definitely watch out it doesn't bleed into the rest of the patch with some kind of sponge effect.

TheeKvltOv's picture

I will definitely look like a surgeon with a firm hand applying the dye. I can’t afford to make mistakes lol.

doomtilldeath's picture

Or just remove the border and sew a new one?

TheeKvltOv's picture

At first I laughed at your comment, then I thought about it. The inner art of the patch will not start to wear out and fray without the presence of the original border?

doomtilldeath's picture

It wont fray if you sew a new border on it or melt the edges (like lasercut patch)

TheeKvltOv's picture

I see. If the dyeing or coloring process looks like crap, I will have to try your idea, thanks man.

Metalmate's picture

It's a bloody battle vest just bleed it red or get it dirty. Should not be too difficult with white. One festival should do it :)

TheeKvltOv's picture

Lol, I'm a bedroom metalhead.

Metalmate's picture

Blood can be drawn in a bedroom too hahaha cheers I hope it works out for you!

TheeKvltOv's picture

Masticate to Dominate. :)

KozmoNaut's picture

I've used felt tip pens to color edges and sometimes to recolor patches from white to another color.

Don't use the cheap pens, use the good ones. Especially in regards to black pens, the cheap ones are actually extremely dark purple, not black. And the cheap red ones turn more pink than anything.

Either way, you'll have to redo it once in a while, especially if your vest gets wet.

TheeKvltOv's picture

Why I never thought about that. Felt-tip pens, I'll try too. Do you use the Paper Mate brand? Thanks for your advice man. Of course, I try not to wear my battle vests when it rains, as the smell builds up faster.

KozmoNaut's picture

Always think of a punk way to do things. Floss instead of string, felt tip pens instead of fancy dye, correction fluid instead of white paint, duct tape instead of fancy patch backing or repair materials, generally DIY as much as possible with whatever you have ;-)

TheeKvltOv's picture

I like the way you think it’s a very modest perspective that ultimately does the job the same way, I can’t express how much I spent doing things the traditional way, it's time to experiment and try the punk route. Thanks dude.

Chemical Burn's picture

Use a laundry marker.

TheeKvltOv's picture

I only see it in black color.

Metal_Patches_Vinyl's picture

I dye patches all the time. There are a few great options: "Stained By Sharpie" pens and Tulip fabric dye markers are perfect for patches. Check out my 2021 vest in my profile if you want to see how they turn out.

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