Dying gortex boots

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by thecoops, Jul 20, 2009.

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  1. Ive got a nice pair of danner boots only problem is there brown and i want them black ( well the RSM dose ) will dying them affect the water proofing
     
  2. I dyed a pair of Brasher walking boots and they were fine.
     
  3. tandyleather.co.uk
     
  4. Oh, dyeing.

    Dyeing shouldn't affect the waterproofing, but waterproofing may well affect the dyeing. The dye needs to get to the leather/fabric, so any waterproofing (polish, etc) that you've already put on could affect this. Get into the heather a few times to lose the waterproofing and you may stand a chance.

    The other feature to consider is the colour of the sole. Unless it's leather, the chances of re-colouring the seen edges are about nil, so unless you've got black soles, I wouldn't waste the effort trying.
     
  5. As a temporally mesure I've just polished them black I know it will were off but it will do for now
     
  6. Doesn't that defeat the object of having Gore-tex? :roll: