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Posted: 11/1/2005 2:31:04 PM EST
Probably the best product to change the color of nylon goods is to use a spray dye. Dye is actually a misnomer as the stuff is a thinned version of paint. The benefit of using spray dye over spray paint, is the dye tends to soak thru the nylon fibers, spraypaint does not. The dye also doesn't leave the heavy paint smell that spraypaint does, it uses some other less smelly solvent as a carrying agent. I have used SEM products extensively and they work well. The SEM dye products can be purchased at most auto body paint suppliers. Application is straightforward, shake well and spray according to the directions on the can. here is an OD Blackhawk mag pouch I dyed a sand color.

Link Posted: 11/1/2005 2:32:30 PM EST
So, where do you buy it? How does it hold up?
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 2:53:55 PM EST
well that's just pretty cool right there. Are you spraying the plastic buckles with it too, or is that just regular paint?
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 5:24:15 PM EST
Looks great!

Where did you get it? No DIY stores near me sells it
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 5:30:04 AM EST
Yeah how does it hold up?

Can it be undone (with washing or using some kind of detergent)?
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 5:43:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2005 5:45:00 AM EST by INI]
You can usually buy it at auto paint supply stores locally. Check your phone book.

It will not wear off the codura nylon, and webbing. It seeps all the way thru to the inside changing the color. It cannot be removed or washed out. It can be touched up or redyed another color.

when used on hard plastic buckles, it will scratch off, unless you use the SEM adhesion promoter, and fully prep for paint. IMO it's not worth it, espescially since alot of the time you can't remove the plastic hardware. You can either leave it as it gets scratched, or touch up anytime.

For people that are Ok with spraying their gear, the benefits over spray paint are it penetrates the nylon better, and doesn't have the nasty solvent that makes the stuff stink for 3 months.

Link Posted: 11/10/2005 9:41:26 PM EST
Do you think that if you sprayed this over a camouflage pattern, the pattern would be preserved to some extent, just 'recolored'.
Link Posted: 11/11/2005 3:44:58 AM EST
I used it to dust a pair of woodland camo Alta kneepads, a light spray subdues the camo, but it is still visible. I'm sure a heavy coat would cover it completely.
Link Posted: 11/11/2005 4:06:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/11/2005 4:18:32 AM EST
I've used Krylon camo paint on alot of stuff,gear and guns etc,here a few pix of my black vest, it has been a few years since this camo was applied,as you can see it hold up good.

Anytime you use paint with dark tint, it can get a chock residue,but it wipes off & your good to go.
Also,using this type of camo, it easily touches up,if & when needed.

The smell goes away after a few days.


Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:15:18 PM EST
tag bump
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:00:58 PM EST
I had to pull the pics, I'll try to get them back up.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:56:10 AM EST
Great post, I have a few items that I want to change color (away from black).
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