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Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:June 18th, 2010, 3:58 pm
by kind2311
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liquid black dye + hot hot water.

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:August 19th, 2010, 1:02 pm
by GAVAL
I just bought a Rothco and plan to try this:

1 Wash with Heavy Bleach, then soaking in hot water with salt and a touch of black dye (I"m gonna try edible icing dye in small doses. That stuff stained my mouth and teeth for 3 days.), then another wash with heavy bleach.


I'll let you know how it turns out. What I've seen here works, I'm sure. I'm just wondering if there are simpler methods out there and the only way we're gonna find out is to experiment with other methods.

EDIT: Well, my formula failed miserably. The bleach had a huge effect of making the Rothco even pissier, and when I tried the Black and Blue dye, it just wasn't potent enough.

Fear not! I am taking pictures and have picked up some Rit Purple and Black. Once I find some Orange and some color remover, I'll be making further attempts. I will not rest until I have my khaki backup!

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Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:September 13th, 2010, 1:03 pm
by stephens540
whats the best recipe for color stripper?

the right is my old rothco with no dye, and the left is the new rotcho dyed with powdered orange, purple, and black. It came out too dark and i want to tone down the color so it looks more grey...it still looks tan in most light, b ut under camera flash its gret as you can see.

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Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:September 14th, 2010, 6:21 pm
by kind2311
there is no recipe for color stripper. buy a couple boxes of it and the suit with it in a very hot wash.

and yes, color-stripper = color remover

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:October 2nd, 2010, 5:19 pm
by stephens540
i used the above recipe on tw and suits and seperate times nad one came out more purple than other..what can i do to combat that purple color?

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:October 10th, 2010, 2:18 pm
by stephens540
my suit definately did not come out like the the other pcitures on this site, i dont know what i did wrong...i used the recipe step by step and mine certainly does not have the safe shade as the others

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:October 17th, 2010, 7:54 pm
by GAVAL
By the way, my finished product is my current avatar.





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It's subtle but much better and less pissy.

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:November 2nd, 2010, 2:51 pm
by zareckighostbuster
is the one box of pearl grey dye still work on the newer Rothco suits?

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:November 3rd, 2010, 2:38 am
by zareckighostbuster
tried this today. came out an uneven purple. gonna try and strip it and start over. no liquid available, only the powder.

I DID order the tru-spec version anyway online for 30 bucks. at least ill have a backup. ive had this Rothko sitting around for a while, so if it doesn't work out, ill strip it and just use the pearl grey(possibly from Joann's or hobby lobby) instead of the multi color version of the recipe.

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:November 3rd, 2010, 7:12 am
by shodanmark
Just wear the tru-spec.

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:January 5th, 2011, 3:17 pm
by Ectorhx1138
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After

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no more yellow piss

Looks GREAT! BTW GO GIANTS!!!!

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:April 11th, 2011, 11:32 am
by Mike Witt
for the orange dye is it tangerine orange or sunshine orange

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:April 19th, 2011, 7:42 pm
by mrimagination
Any one have any luck dyeing the True-spec suits? I've got one of those and the more I look at it the more I'm saddened by it's inaccuracies. For one the angled chest zippers seem awfully far apart. hmmm curious.

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:May 29th, 2012, 4:06 pm
by Ecto Scooter
I've had a rothco sitting in my closet for close to a year but it seems more tan then a pissy yellow color. Is this a newer version and will this recipe still work for it?

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:July 30th, 2012, 6:57 pm
by LandoSystem
I have a question for the more experienced dyers here.
A few of us big guys need to use the 5 and 6x Rothco suits and they don't come in khaki. I think the 6X only comes in black.
Has anyone tried stripping the black and trying this recipe?

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:August 11th, 2012, 12:50 am
by zombierepellent
How well it works, really depends on the poly/cotton blend, the higher cotton ratio would work better. But I doubt you'll be able to get it light enough. I have been wrong before though.

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:October 15th, 2012, 4:40 am
by Jairus
I'm very late to the party on this, but I wouldn't recommend starting with a black Rothco and trying to get khaki out of it. Whenever I've used color remover or bleach on a black Rothco, I've always ended up with reddish-grey color that is far darker than the shade of khaki you're aiming for. I just don't think it will lighten up enough.

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:August 19th, 2013, 1:05 am
by Desslok
Interesting - I'm even later to the party, I picked up a Rothco jumpsuit and it looks not all that bad. It's a fawn/tan color more than a piss yellow.

But then I'm not a purist, so I guess I'm not seeing the huge color difference. :)

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:August 17th, 2014, 4:44 am
by Deciusx
after seeing a rothco in person, it seemed like the color was spot on... we should get better color comparisons from the new bluray though...

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:August 18th, 2014, 6:55 pm
by Redwes03
I just purchased a Rothco from my local army surplus store, I'm thinking they may have adjusted the tint of the khaki because It looks correct to me, not yellow like the ones I've seen here. I'll try and get some comparison pics soon.

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:September 4th, 2014, 3:02 pm
by SpaceCoastGBs
There are a lot of variance with them. I initially picked up 4, and they ranged from pretty-close to almost pure yellow.

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:September 15th, 2014, 3:56 pm
by Peter Venkman Jr.
Just got some liquid Pearl gray RIT dye from my local A.C. Moore and I have a question.

After I strip the color off in the washing machine, how much liquid dye should I use or am I better off using the black, purple, orange recipe?

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:September 17th, 2014, 12:08 pm
by BooYorker
Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but four years out and there definitely *does* seem to be at least some variance with the Rothco suits. When mine first arrived, it was a lot duller than my old school "piss yellow" Rothco -- I followed the directions and I'm now the owner of a really splotchy, purple suit. I would definitely advise fellow 'busters to test heavily and trust your eyes while dyeing the uniforms. 'Tis the season, and we're cutting it pretty close to Halloween. I would hate for someone to be in this predicament when it comes down to the wire. In my case, a couple of bleachings/color strippings followed by a quick Pearl Gray wash would have probably done the trick. I'm already ordering another uniform and I'll try to grab more pics this time. As for big purple, I might try to salvage it as a GB2 grey uniform.

In short: be careful, expect to experiment, and be receptive to the idea that there isn't one definitive recipe, with no disrespect at all to the OP. Thanks and happy ' busting!

Update: After two bleach washes and another box of RIT color remover, the suit might yet be saved. So if anyone reads this with a maroon suit, don't lose hope. Using the original dye measurements and only 7 minutes, my uniform was already fried. Water temperature might be a factor here as I used boiling water as hot water. This might be obvious, but during the first two bleaches, make sure that the bleach is well mixed into the water as the washer fills up, I think the initial splotchiness post-dyeing went all the way back to these steps. (And obviously never let the undiluted bleach make direct contact with the suit.)

The purple/orange/black color tint is actually spot-on give or take on how yellowish your Rothco is. I might have been too hasty about the Pearl Gray. I couldn't find an Orange RIT dye, so substituting their new Tangerine dye may be a factor in things. I added another splash of it when adding the black dye. If the sink looks too dark, it probably is. I'd rather extra color additive steps over bleaching backwards, so maybe play around with the dye/water amount without changing the color ratio. Definitely mind your water temperature. No pics of the purple suit before I bleached, but if you have one, you'll know it. Hopefully I'll have some of a completed uniform. I'm a newbie, but maybe this will help somebody out. Thanks!

Re: GB1 Khaki From a Rothco Suit - Pictures and Dye Recipe

PostPosted:January 22nd, 2018, 6:13 pm
by Sailerm
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Silly me, I never even thought enough to dye my Rothco. Though Rox and I got out coveralls at the same time, it was obvious that they were different die lots, but neither is 'piss yellow' like I see on the children's and Rubies costumes