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July 10, 2007 @ 08:49 AM
r0k

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hey, i want to try and customize a pair of hi dunks for the first time. wut kind of paint do i use?


watercolors mixed with paint thinner....if that dosnt work try reading the previous posts.....but try the watercolors first.
July 10, 2007 @ 03:55 PM
Theseventhletter

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ok i tried taking apart my puma brasils (started with the stripe) but it goes all the way into the sole. what do i do now?
tough question dont take them apart unless you plan on reattatching the upper to the sole
stock pics of shoe www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7220923/c/57550.html


hey, i want to try and customize a pair of hi dunks for the first time. wut kind of paint do i use?


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and its spelled WHAT! not wut
July 10, 2007 @ 05:10 PM
yingbott

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ignored?
um my post kinda got ignored can i get some answers please??
July 10, 2007 @ 05:19 PM
Theseventhletter

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it wasnt....angelus is mentioned all throughout this thread get photoshop from a torrent and its been said masking tape small paintbrushes an exacto knife acetone rags and cotton pads are all pretty basic tools you need to start out
July 10, 2007 @ 05:32 PM
r0k

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um my post kinda got ignored can i get some answers please??


http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/feature/sneaker-customizing/

that is a solid tutorial....but my only suggestion is stay away from the scotchbright unless you want some green shoes.....
July 10, 2007 @ 06:55 PM
yingbott

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cheers guys
July 12, 2007 @ 01:22 AM
mr. newbie

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snip


my bad.
July 14, 2007 @ 08:50 PM
Nteligent

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is there a finish other than gloss or matte? Im seeing designs that look as if they were just placed over the shoe and thats it. Is that was photoshop is for?
July 15, 2007 @ 10:02 AM
Theseventhletter

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angelus has a satin finisher as well and im guessing you are talking about the photoshopped FAKE customs people post
July 15, 2007 @ 04:01 PM
Nteligent

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would photoshop be able to help do shoes like these? www.futurekicks.com/Futurepics/hhnut.jpg
July 15, 2007 @ 04:25 PM
glennboy

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Yingbott: Nice Ideas, Just When/If You Make The Marios Make Sure The Charcter [Mario] Doesnt Look Like A Sticker.

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July 16, 2007 @ 06:49 PM
Theseventhletter

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would photoshop be able to help do shoes like these? www.futurekicks.com/Futurepics/hhnut.jpg


only if you want to make a picture of a shoe......i think the whole food/pop culture cartoon icon hing on sneakers is extremely gimmicky and played im a 21 year old man i wouldnt leave the house wearing shoes that had a cereal mascot on them
July 19, 2007 @ 01:12 PM
GuGuJee

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ok i just cant figure out how emmanuelabor gets these prints onto the shoes. i PMed him and he said the spider-man one he hand stitched them on, but i dont get how he got the image and what kind of material its on. thanks in advance if anyone here has an answer.

and another
July 19, 2007 @ 02:07 PM
Theseventhletter

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there are certain fabrics you can use in an inkjet printer just print th eimage on the the fabric and sew it on the shoe
July 19, 2007 @ 02:43 PM
YaddaiJimmy

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I never customized shoes but I'm sure this would be the simplest thing for shoe customizers.
I'd like to know how to paint the swoosh on my J-ROD 2s red.
step by step and what things to use.
if you could PM me. or just reply to this it'd be very helpful.
July 19, 2007 @ 03:36 PM
GuGuJee

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there are certain fabrics you can use in an inkjet printer just print th eimage on the the fabric and sew it on the shoe


sweet ill try to google that. thanks man.
July 19, 2007 @ 03:56 PM
yingbott

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i look at some of your designs on photoshop and alot of them dont have glares the color is just solid how do i do that with my designs?
July 20, 2007 @ 07:34 AM
Nteligent

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ive heard people speak of duller, is that a finish such as gloss, and matte? Im looking for a not so slick finish.
July 21, 2007 @ 04:13 PM
Theseventhletter

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duller is a solution that is added to paint that removes the gloss not a finish per sey i personally use more than what is reccomended to get a flatter factory leather look
July 22, 2007 @ 10:03 AM
Nteligent

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thanks for the info. I have another question now. confused What is the ratio of acetone that you put in your paint when you mix them. Ive been doing about 5:2. is it better to do half paint and half acetone or is that too much?
July 22, 2007 @ 09:28 PM
Deuce Tray

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Anyone know if you can use automotive paint on shoes??? I would assume you have to add reducer/duller/acetone to the paint though.
July 23, 2007 @ 01:40 PM
Theseventhletter

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thanks for the info. I have another question now. confused What is the ratio of acetone that you put in your paint when you mix them. Ive been doing about 5:2. is it better to do half paint and half acetone or is that too much?

ive never added acetone to my paint all it does is think it out and break down the acryllic in the paint if you use angelus its totally unnecessary
Anyone know if you can use automotive paint on shoes??? I would assume you have to add reducer/duller/acetone to the paint though.


automotive paint may be too brittle for painting leather i dont know of anyone who has tried but judging from its properties it seems like a bad idea
July 23, 2007 @ 06:44 PM
Deuce Tray

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Thanks SneakerNerd, I was also wondering where a good place on the net is to order colours to paint on the sneakers. I ve never customized or painted a pair of shoes so I m new to this and all that good stuff. Oh yeah one more thing is there a website where i can see how each colour type looks after it has been applied before i order a colour? thanks once again.
July 24, 2007 @ 11:29 AM
Theseventhletter

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turtlefeathers.com

its been mentioned plenty of times before in this thread read first ask questions last
July 26, 2007 @ 10:23 AM
geniusofficial

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so u dont have to add acetone to angelus paints?
July 26, 2007 @ 11:53 AM
Dill

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no but if you have an airbrush you may need to thin it down a little....
July 26, 2007 @ 12:28 PM
Theseventhletter

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no but if you have an airbrush you may need to thin it down a little....


add a little neutral or finnisher to thin out angelus paint for airbrushing
July 27, 2007 @ 06:23 PM
kargosneakers

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help
sum1 tel me wat comon stores i can find my customizing materials. Also wat kind of paint i shud use wat kind of brush and tape. also some customizing tips for the af1 the square editions.
July 28, 2007 @ 02:04 AM
Dill

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sum1 tel me wat comon stores i can find my customizing materials. Also wat kind of paint i shud use wat kind of brush and tape. also some customizing tips for the af1 the square editions.


turtlefeathers.com for paint.....detail brushes and air brushes....masking tape ....and if you need help heres a good guide

uptowns.net/customairforceone.php
July 29, 2007 @ 12:45 AM
Deuce Tray

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I tried doing a search but i didnt really come up with too much on this subject, but i was wondering how do you stich up a pair of shoes such as if i want to replace the nike swoosh with a different type of leather/material. Is that possible to do and make it look good.

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