Originally Posted by reigning
How did you apply the acetone to the stripes? Q-Tip, cloth, etc etc? Also, did you have to let the acetone sit for any period oftime before removing the stripes? Thanks! Looks great.
I dipped Q-Tips in 100% pure acetone (clear in color) and applied them to the inner of the shoe, behind the stripes. I had to saturate the PK with acetone before I could really pull the stripes off. I used my nail to lift off the top 2 corners of the stripe to get it going but once that part was off it wasn't very difficult to remove the stripe. Just be generous with the acetone, it won't hurt the PK. I did this on the red stripe in the pic below.
I actually first used acetone on the front of the stripe on the outside of the shoe but all that did was remove the stripe from the adhesive. It was much more difficult to remove the adhesive from the PK without having the stripe to pull on. I wouldn't recommend doing this. I did this on the blue stripe in the pic below.
You'll get some glue reside on the PK once the stripe is lifted. I just used a soft toothbrush while the PK was still saturated with acetone and scrubbed off the glue into little balls. I had to do this a couple times to get all the residue off. The glue liked to stay in the folds of the PK so it helped folding it to remove the glue. The PK is pretty durable so don't be afraid to scrub at it. I had frayed threads once I was done but I used a lighter (ONCE DRY) to burn these off and it looks great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlDeBs2oPD4Edited by chowfun89 - 1/20/17 at 9:48pm
Originally Posted by CatchnTDs
How do you black out the boost effectively so it looks nice and doesn't fade?