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Discolored canvas

Post by koda240 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:34 pm

Gents, need some input. I have a couple straps that were sold with my bpff to a buddy of mine. He never wore them and they just sat. So, when I bought it back this week I see that the canvas is all discolored. I tried washing it like Drew had told me but didn't really do much. I'm wondering if I could dye them or something. I love these straps but not gonna wear them like this. Any ideas would be great.

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:37 pm

That's weird. Nothing to lose at this point by trying to dye them.
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Post by HapaHapa » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:40 pm

Dye or maybe a bleaching agent. Oxyclean.
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Re: Discolored canvas

Post by HapaHapa » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:11 pm

Toothbrush. Scrub with borax.
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Re: Discolored canvas

Post by gwells » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:41 pm

They look like they sat in the sun (window?) crossed over each other.

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Post by Panerai7 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:13 pm

Weird fading minus exactly where the keepers kept two parts together one on top the other half.

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Post by HapaHapa » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:18 pm

Ooooh. I thought the dark part was discoloration / mildewed. So Dark parts are the original color. Hmmm. Yeah I'd say choose a darker dye. How about charcoal.
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Re: Discolored canvas

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:21 pm

HapaHapa wrote:Ooooh. I thought the dark part was discoloration / mildewed. So Dark parts are the original color. Hmmm. Yeah I'd say choose a darker dye. How about charcoal.
Yeah two halfs stacked and held together by the keepers (keepers preserved original color) left out in the sun to die. It'll happen to anything let alone cotton canvas.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:28 pm

I'd leave them in the sun for a month and see if they equalize.

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Re: Discolored canvas

Post by Marjak » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:47 pm

I would wear the hell out of them on a beater. They still look cool and maybe color equilizes over time due to sun, sweat, water etc etc
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Re: Discolored canvas

Post by dukerules » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:36 am

JP Chestnut wrote:I'd leave them in the sun for a month and see if they equalize.
This. I don't think dyeing is likely to work well.

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Re: Discolored canvas

Post by demer03 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:47 am

I'd wear them as is. Vintage canvas and all that. Gives it character.

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Re: Discolored canvas

Post by koda240 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:01 pm

Thanks for the input. I may try to clean again but even a little dye might be the way to go so it evens out.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:13 pm

koda240 wrote:Thanks for the input. I may try to clean again but even a little dye might be the way to go so it evens out.
Even leather dye bleeds on contact. I'd seriously consider not.

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Post by Heuerville » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:06 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:I'd leave them in the sun for a month and see if they equalize.
This. Don't dye, you'll regret it. Massively.
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Re: Discolored canvas

Post by BBK357 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:26 pm

Totally sun bleached.
Did he leave them on the dash of Wu's Hyundai for 3 months?


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Re: Discolored canvas

Post by ncstate1201 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:39 pm

Or just givem to me, I like them as is

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