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Old 26-10-2011, 07:50 AM
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Default Dying leather black (vingerroon)

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Dose any one now how to do this
Pete izefireman did tell me how but i cant remember what he told me
SOOOO if any of you very nice guys on here know Please do tell
I have tried with dye but it looks crap

So this might be a shout out to PETE HEEEEELLLLLPPPP


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Use black oil based dye. Makes it blacker than a black thing.

It also stains everything around you hahaha.

Goes on even unlike black water based.
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Cheers mate
i will give it a try
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I've done it, it stinks afterwards though.

Get a jar, stuff a load of plain wire wool (make sure it's not soapy stuff... just get the stuff from the market they sell for stuffing in mouse holes) into it and fill it up with white vinegar until it just covers the wire wool.

Leave it somewhere with the lid just resting on it, not screwed down because it will offgass whilst the reaction takes place. After a few days the wire wool will have broken down and you will end up with a yellowish liquid with some sediment.

Filter the liquid through a kitchen towel and you can then dip your leather into it.

Give the leather a good soaking, perhaps for a minute (it will turn black immediately but you want it to soak right through for an even coat). Remove the leather then rinse it well and stick it in a tray full of a solution of baking soda and water to neutralise the vinegar.

Take it out, let it dry to a cased level for forming.

Bear in mind that it will transfer stray tannins and therefore the black colour onto stuff whilst it's wet. It's also worth bearing in mind that if this stuff touches any leather that you don't want the colour on that you might need to use some wood bleach to remove the staining.
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Cheers mate
I will give it a try
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Dont forget to show us the results Gary

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Will do mate
Shold be having a go next weekend
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