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    Your input has anyone ever tie dyed cuban fiber

    I have a silver cuban fiber tarp that stands out like a sore thumb in the timber. The idea i have is to rubber band it up and spray die on it with a plant mister.
    This should help with black,brown,green ,and tan for colors.

    Has anyone tried this before? The dye colors a stuff sack ok,but do you think the dye will inhibit the water proof capabilities of the tarp,or the binding materials involved?

    if noone can give any input to the negative ill have the first Jerry Garcia camo cuban. Any input would help.

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    Have you tried a spot or place on the cuben material to see if it will take dye and stay on? Test a spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acer View Post
    Have you tried a spot or place on the cuben material to see if it will take dye and stay on? Test a spot.
    I put some permanent marker on a stuff sack it held it without running.
    Last edited by hairbear; 01-30-2013 at 18:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairbear View Post
    I put some on a stuff sack it held it without running.
    When totally dry,,will it wash off or rub off?

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    Since you mentioned the stuff sack, i'm going to assume it is also cuben.?. I would check the sack for any signs of degredation.
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    Haven't tried dyeing it, but I doubt that it would stick.

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    The stuff sack is in trial mode right now, not dry yet but it still looks shinny . I think its going to be a failure. Does anyone have any input on how to color change cuban fiber.

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    a permanent marker sticks right to it.so there has to be a way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairbear View Post
    I have a silver cuban fiber tarp that stands out like a sore thumb in the timber. The idea i have is to rubber band it up and spray die on it with a plant mister.
    This should help with black,brown,green ,and tan for colors.

    Has anyone tried this before? The dye colors a stuff sack ok,but do you think the dye will inhibit the water proof capabilities of the tarp,or the binding materials involved?

    if noone can give any input to the negative ill have the first Jerry Garcia camo cuban. Any input would help.
    That sounds like one bad (tushied) tarp hairbear. I love it!!
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    When I was in the Army we would paint things we wanted to camouflage. Sometimes it would wear off a little over time but that actually would enhance the camo properties. Now then...that was when Uncle Sam was paying for the stuff. If my Cuben tarp hadn't cost me 300 bills then I would probably be spraying it down. I just can't bring myself to do it yet. Maybe later...

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