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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    I did a set of natural, home-bleached and white belly using the 1980s Veniard claret that Jimmy kindly donated to the cause. I gave it the max 3% w/w. That may have been a tad on the high side, though if you wanted a dark claret, you certainly got it. And I have to say that at the end of the incubation period, the water did clear quite substantially, so I couldn't have been far out with my measures...


    Couple of things I am noticing with the home-bleached hair:

    1) it tends to be much more resistant to taking on dye, compared to unbleached material
    2) it tends to give a flat finish - much less lustre than natural material

    Any comments on 1) and 2) there?

    Col
    That piece on the top right looks positively juicy....like it’s been dipped in ox-blood...��

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    ''... dipped in ox blood.'' Perfect.

    Col, I've sent you a pm re: these bottles, probably 1960s:

    1970s dyes-1-p1030085-jpg

    Hope you can make good use of them one day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis Chessman View Post
    Col, I've sent you a pm re: these bottles, probably 1960s:

    Hope you can make good use of them one day?
    Got it, thanks James, very good of you.

    Cheers,
    Col
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    Leveling acid dyes do well with bleached materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsbailey View Post
    Leveling acid dyes do well with bleached materials.
    Thanks for the input. In what way do 'levelling acid dyes' differ from the 'acid dyes' we are using - the likes of Veniard's and Jacquard's?

    Col
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    Default Re: 1970s dyes

    I'm not a chemist but the way I understand it is that the molecules of leveling acid dyes are smaller and simpler than other dyes. This allows them to diffuse from the solution to the fiber readily. It works the other way around as well so hot water should not be use for washing.

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