Dane Dane
Hello, I hope I am putting this in the right place, don't see where else that I could.

I have never really worked with coloring fabrics.

I have a pair of shinguards that are black, REALLY black. And I have been looking for ways to lighten them up so they don't absorb so much heat. But I cannot risk deteriorating the strength in any way.

Neutrals or earth tones are what I am aiming for. So anywhere from white (yeah right..) to gray to tan. So what kind of options do I have, if any?

It doesn't need to look pretty, just not goofy.
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Here is a link to the shin guards I have [/url]

Thanks in advance!!
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Celia Buchanan Celia Buchanan
Hi,
The only way I can see to lighten these would be to paint them with neopaque. It will cover the black and will go onto synthetic fibers, which I am assuming these are made from. Neopaque is water based acrylic so shouldn't harm the fabric.
Heres a link to the info page.
[url]http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/neopaque/[/url]
Good luck
Celia
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Dane Dane
Hello, thank you for the reply.

Would that paint be permanent, at least partially? Or would it rub off over time?
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Celia Buchanan Celia Buchanan
Hi
Yes neopaque is permanent. Blast it with a hair dryer when wet. Put the guards. In the dryer or add airfix to the paint. Any of those methods will help fix the paint onto the nylon.
Celia
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