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Offline batman_maybe

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Shoe paint/dye
« on: June 07, 2017, 12:26:46 PM »
Hey guys! Can anyone recommend a good paint for the rubber portion of shoes--not the sole, but the lip that wraps around. I've seen some mention of oil-based paint pens for tires. Wondering if anyone has any experience with that or can recommend something else that won't crack/chip from walking around. Just looking to go from white to black.

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Re: Shoe paint/dye
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 03:33:55 PM »
Would this be a job for Meltonian Color Spray? I have used this on vinyl and fake leather boots and it has worked well.

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Re: Shoe paint/dye
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 07:17:29 AM »
I'll check it out--thanks!

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Re: Shoe paint/dye
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 01:40:31 PM »
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Hey guys! Can anyone recommend a good paint for the rubber portion of shoes--not the sole, but the lip that wraps around. I've seen some mention of oil-based paint pens for tires. Wondering if anyone has any experience with that or can recommend something else that won't crack/chip from walking around. Just looking to go from white to black.

Whenever dealing with shoes, I use Angelus shoe paint/dye. Technically it's supposed to be for leather, but I've used it for the sole and rubber parts you're talking about and as long as you have a few good layers along with some finisher you should be good. 

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