Best way to "age" leather ammo belt?

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    Klinsek's Avatar
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    Best way to "age" leather ammo belt?

    Does any one have any good techniques for adding an "aged" look to leather?
    I thought of a few things to do, but I would like to hear if anyone out there has any tips.

    As you can see, my belt just looks a bit to new.


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    Re: Best way to "age" leather ammo belt?

    Take some light sandpaper to it.

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    Re: Best way to "age" leather ammo belt?

    Use a fine grit sandpaper to add some weathering & ligtly sand raised areas & edges. It will simulate natural wear nicely. Just check out this Jango belt that I just recently finished.




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    Re: Best way to "age" leather ammo belt?

    Awesome.. thanks guys, I will give that a shot.

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    Re: Best way to "age" leather ammo belt?

    I took mine outside and rubbed them on some rocks. I actually liked the results better that the sandpaper effect. They also got a little dirty which adds to the "aged effect a little.



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    Re: Best way to "age" leather ammo belt?

    Klinsek and Yavin, welcome to the boards, in case I forgot it. Use either both ideas or a combination of both.

    Robert

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