I just bought this bag:
See that orange zipper? It's way more orange than it looks in this photo.
This photo doesn't even do it justice. It is neon, day-glo orange. It's too orange for me, but other than that I like the bag so wish to keep it. I also just spent a bunch of money on this bag, so I don't want to go out and get the zipper replaced or buy dyes and equipment or anything like that as that will just add a greater cost.
So I need to find a way to dull or darken this color that:
- Doesn't inhibit the function of the zipper
- Is permanent, or mostly permanent (fading over years of use is to be expected)
- Doesn't discolor or otherwise affect the green fabric around the zipper or the red and white fabric inside
- Uses only household supplies or supplies found cheaply at a hardware or grocery store
I have access to a clothes washer and dryer, but not a bathtub. Also, there are a lot of different materials to work with on the zipper: the zipper teeth are plastic, the part that attaches the teeth to the bag is some kind of canvas, and the pull and runner feel like metal.