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« on: December 16, 2011 05:10:42 PM »

I have a very short nap faux fur in black that I would like to make brindle.  I had assumed I could just use a chlorine bleach pin and it would "stain" to a warm brown.  I was wrong.  It didn't change AT ALL.  I also tried a applying the RIT Color Remover with a cotton swab and a paint brush - nothing.  Finally I tried masking off part of it and spraying it with straight chlorine bleach.  If there is any difference it's so subtle as to not matter.  Any ideas, suggestion, advice would be soooo appreciated.

The idea is to have it look similar to the legs on the bigger dog in this picture.
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011 05:40:04 PM »

hi! so sorry to tell you  but becouse it is faux fur it wont bleach out no matter how hard you try, it is basicly plastic and will not bleach . HOWEVER  i have a suggestion if you get a felting needle and some faux or real fur { the color you want to acheive}and poke some in . make sure to spread the faux fibers apart to add new fibers.does that make sence? lmk how it turned out
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011 08:33:17 AM »

hi! so sorry to tell you  but becouse it is faux fur it wont bleach out no matter how hard you try, it is basicly plastic and will not bleach . HOWEVER  i have a suggestion if you get a felting needle and some faux or real fur { the color you want to acheive}and poke some in . make sure to spread the faux fibers apart to add new fibers.does that make sence? lmk how it turned out

I was afraid that this was the case.  Thank you for the solution!  I have to decide how badly I want my dogs to have Christmas stockings that "match" their fur pattern.  Wink  I'll never finish in time for this year, sooo....
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