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14000andfalling  (Student)

Jan 3, 2009, 2:39 PM
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Hi all.

I have a RW skinny suit that has Red grab handles.
My DZ won't let me jump it as they are concerned about confusion between the cutaway handle and the grab handles due to the colour.
Can anyone recommend a good way of changing the colour of the handles? I've tried the strongest over-the-counter clothing dye and it just doesn't work.
I'm thinking about using a LOT of Permanent marker, or maybe model paint or something?

Any suggestions?

Thanks, JJ


spindlee

Jan 3, 2009, 2:46 PM
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it's a bit odd they won't let you jump it, as long as it's not the same colour as the body on your suit then it shouldn't be a problem!, if you are jumping your own rig then have you considered getting a rigger to change the cutaway pad? that maybe cheaper if the suit is expensive.


14000andfalling  (Student)

Jan 3, 2009, 2:58 PM
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The suit is red at the front, but once the rig is on you can't really see much of it.
It's not an expensive suit, so i've got no problem changing it.
I'm still on student rigs at the moment so I can't really think about getting the cutaway handle changed until I (eventually) get my own rig.

thanks though!


spindlee

Jan 3, 2009, 3:00 PM
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i had the same problem with my all red suit, i am just using my black one until my rig arrives with a yellow cutaway Cool


adobelover  (C License)

Jan 4, 2009, 8:37 AM
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Fabric paint available at Hobby Lobby.


airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 4, 2009, 8:48 AM
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In reply to:
Fabric paint available at Hobby Lobby.


Black Sharpie's are available at 7-11 Wink


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Jan 4, 2009, 9:38 AM
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In reply to:
I'm still on student rigs at the moment so I can't really think about getting the cutaway handle changed until I (eventually) get my own rig.

Why not jump the dz's student suits until then? Seems like that would be much less of a pain in the ass to do than trying to dye the suit is going to be.


14000andfalling  (Student)

Jan 4, 2009, 10:49 AM
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Thanks folks...I'm in the UK so I don't have a 7-11 nearby!Wink
Will do a little Googling for fabric paint though.

JJ


denete  (B 33880)

Jan 4, 2009, 10:52 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Fabric paint available at Hobby Lobby.


Black Sharpie's are available at 7-11 Wink

+1

If you are in a hurry, just put diagonal black stripes on them with the Sharpie (about 1" wide each).


FlyinRyan86  (C 37577)

Jan 5, 2009, 11:53 AM
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You could have someone with a lot of experience with sewing/clothing making sew fabric over the grippers to change their color. A lot of riggers would be willing to do this as well.


poe62  (C 36932)

Jan 5, 2009, 12:45 PM
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Yep. That works. I had one of my suits changed by a rigger like that. I also had another suit sent back to Bev who redid the grippers for me with some other alterations I wanted. Great work and turn around time.


LloydDobbler  (D 30655)

Jan 7, 2009, 11:53 AM
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In reply to:
Why not jump the dz's student suits until then? Seems like that would be much less of a pain in the ass to do than trying to dye the suit is going to be.

+1


erdnarob  (D 364)

Jan 7, 2009, 3:03 PM
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You can always draw on your jumpsuit (abeam of your cut away handle) with a permanent marker an arrow with the inscription "O SHIT".


mdrejhon  (C 3268)

Jan 7, 2009, 4:28 PM
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Try jumpsuit rental for now -- then after you're off student status, they shouldn't have problems letting you jump a jumpsuit with red grips.



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