How to Dye Polyester Invisible Zippers?

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#1 KittyAngel on 2 years ago

Hey everyone! I need some help.

Okay, I'm planning my Halloween cosplay, Disgust from Inside Out:

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So, everything is fine except for the fact that I need an invisible zipper in the color green for the fabric that I got. Now, I was told that I can dye a white invisible zipper the green color that I need with the Rit Dye (for synthetics). The thing is that, I've never had to dye any notions, especially invisible zippers.

My question is this. How would I dye a polyester invisible zipper? Do I treat it the same way like dying synthetic fabrics or is there a technique specifically for notions, like invisible zippers?

Thanks for the advice:bigtu:

#2 lunaflora on 2 years ago

I'm sure if it's 100% polyester, you would just dye it as you normally would polyester fabric.

#3 Penlowe on 2 years ago

Plastics take dye similar to polyester. I've dyed buttons before. In many ways it's easier because you are working with a smaller quantity and smaller containers, so a whole bottle will give you several tries.

#4 StarsOfCassiopeia on 2 years ago

^ What Penlowe said.

The one finicky thing with dyeing zippers is that the zipper pull (the plastic bit you actually grab) can sometimes come out a slightly different shade than the fabric part of your zipper-- I've dyed a few, and my pull tabs tend to be a smidge lighter. It should look totally fine with your garment overall, but just something to think about!

#5 KittyAngel on 2 years ago

Awesome, thanks guys:bigtu:

I'll totally keep that in mind with the pull tab on the zipper itself:D

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