"DYING" to dye a 100% synthetic wig completely black

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SatelliteEye
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"DYING" to dye a 100% synthetic wig completely black

Post by SatelliteEye » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:29 am

I need to dye this 100% synthetic wig, completely black

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If successful, I will glue it unto the mannequin with a strong epoxy. Obviously there will be no need for health precautions, so whatever wmd chemical that can get the job done, I will use.
I've seen a couple of YouTube videos, on how to dye a synthetic wig, but they all seemed aimed towards wigs that are going to be worn by people. None of them try to completely change the original colour to a different solid colour, like I'm planning to.
I read somewhere that isopropyl mixed with regular pen ink, could do the trick. I have the isopropyl but I haven't tried it yet. I don't want to mess it up.

does anybody have an idea? ofcourse one way to go about it, could be to just water down some paint and leave the wig in it soaking, for a while. I do worry about how the dyeing will affect the glueing, though.

SatelliteEye
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Re: "DYING" to dye a 100% synthetic wig completely black

Post by SatelliteEye » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:58 pm

this is what I've found out so far:

The sharpie/FW ink method. I actually have quite a few big black sharpies but the problem I have is that the rubber alcohol I have is 93% From what I can understand it should be 70%. It looks to me as if it's a european thing, as every bottle of rubber alcohol I can find here is 93%. I also have a bottle of isopropyl. It says Isopropylalcohol 99% (isopropanol). I assume that's not what I want? Would it be possible for me to water down the liquids? I have trouble finding a danish seller for the FW ink. Found one from the UK.
This method also seems difficult since I have to comb the hair and use a spray.

Copic markers. Too much work! Intended for stribes, perhaps?

Katie Blairs wig dye. I can't find it. Can anybody post a link?

Liquid textile dye. I got this method from a danish site, but it could be a bad translation, cause there's definately some grammatical errors in the text. It seem easy though, I just have to let the wig soak the colour, in a bag for 45 minutes. I found this bottle http://www.cchobby.dk/textil-solid-sort ... e-250.aspx it's water based and the description says that the fabric it is used upon should be a least 50% cotton. Now I've read that fabric dye doesn't work :(
Have anybody heard of this method?

That's about it for now. Any responce is much appreciated.

MrsNan
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Re: "DYING" to dye a 100% synthetic wig completely black

Post by MrsNan » Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:39 am

Honestly, it's easier for you to buy a new one than to paint this one.

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