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Dye leather quiver

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9/10 Broke 11-Jul-18
9/10 Broke 11-Jul-18
ny yankee 11-Jul-18
9/10 Broke 11-Jul-18
GVK 11-Jul-18
rock74 11-Jul-18
aromakr 11-Jul-18
PEARL DRUMS 11-Jul-18
9/10 Broke 11-Jul-18
Cabingirl 11-Jul-18
M60gunner 11-Jul-18
Longcruise 11-Jul-18
MStyles 11-Jul-18
MStyles 11-Jul-18
9/10 Broke 11-Jul-18
MStyles 11-Jul-18
Deno 11-Jul-18
From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jul-18

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I’d like to dye the tan on this quiver dark emerald green. I’ve never dyed leather before and I don’t want to mess it up.

Suggestions?

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jul-18

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I’d like it to match this riser.

From: ny yankee
Date: 11-Jul-18




Go light on color. Easy to get it WAY too dark on the first pass. Darken with a second coat if needed.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jul-18




Thanks. Any suggestions on what and where to buy dye?

From: GVK
Date: 11-Jul-18




Fiebing's leather dye is available at a lot of shoe stores and comes in a variety of colors. I don't know about green.

From: rock74
Date: 11-Jul-18

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Fiebing's leather dye chart.

From: aromakr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 11-Jul-18




If you don't want to mess it up. I'd suggest leaving it alone. Dying leather takes a little practice, to get even application and color.

Bob

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 11-Jul-18




I agree with arrow makin' Bob. Its a touchy, feely game when dying leather. Portions of it will take more than others and then you start battling evenness and before you know it that section is so dark green its almost black.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jul-18




I had thought of submersing in dye thinking that the black portions would not change much. I don't know if submersion would eliminate streaking or unevenness. Just thoughts from an inexperienced mind.

From: Cabingirl
Date: 11-Jul-18




Just a suggestion.Permanent marker.Tried it ,once on leather and it came out pretty nice..

From: M60gunner
Date: 11-Jul-18




Getting an even dye job also depends on how clean that leather is. I can see in your picture the tan looks like it’s a little dirty? No offense. Any kind of leather preservatives also need to be cleaned off.

From: Longcruise
Date: 11-Jul-18




You could disassemble it, dye it and resew it. I would do it cause I have all the tools on hand but you probably don't.

Just about any method is going to risk messing up a nice quiver.

From: MStyles
Date: 11-Jul-18

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There is a gel stain I buy at menards. Comes in a tube like tooth paste. I’ve used it on arrows, leather, cardboard. I wipe it on, wipe it off untill I get the right amount light or dark. Easy to use.

From: MStyles
Date: 11-Jul-18




Just make sure the leather is clean. The other thing you can do is to buy some clear leather finish, apply, let it dry, then put the stain or color over that so it’ll be an even Emerald Green. I’ve done that on wood that doesn’t stain evenly.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jul-18




Thanks for all the replies. I'm goin for it. I may mess it up but I want to give it a try. The funny thing about this thread is this picture of the quiver was taken about 2 minutes after taking it out of the plastic and installing on the bow. It's brand new. If it's dirty that's how they ship them out. Hehe

From: MStyles
Date: 11-Jul-18




It can have finger print oil on it from when it was made. You’ll still want to give it a wipe.

From: Deno
Date: 11-Jul-18




Ronnie You might try getting a thin piece of green leather and glue it over the brown piece with leather glue. Dying is a hit and miss proposition as stated above. There is also a spray can leather dye that works pretty well also.

Deno





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