Correct dye for girth belt??

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    Correct dye for girth belt??

    Hey all,

    Just got hold of a new girth belt and need to dye it. What is the correct colour for the girth and where can I get it, bearing in mind I am in the UK?


    Thanks in advance

    Dan

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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    Hi Dan,

    I am in the process of getting a new girth belt as well and will need to dye it. I believe the right color is russet red. Here is a link on what a TDH member did to dye his girth belt. I am thinking of doing the same thing.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=22378

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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    Nice one! Thanks Gene!

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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    You're welcome Dan! Please post some pics of your finished girth belt.

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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    You too Gene, i plan on doing the same, with the exact girth you have if im correct :P

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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    Sure thing Matt!

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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    Hey Gene how did your Girth go? did it shrink much, if at all?

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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    Hey Matt,

    No I didn't see any significant shrinkage on the belt after dying it. I actually stretched it a bit coz I felt I bought one size too small...maybe I just have to lose some girth on me! One thing though after I dyed the belt and it completely dried, I had to spray and soak it with some Febreeze to get the smell of paint and stain out. Febreeze also relaxed the mohair a bit from being a little stiff with the latex paint.

    Here are some pics.




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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    turned out pretty sweet hey you used the latex stain method in the thread from the link above i assume then, in a Russet Red?

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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    Thanks Matt! Here is a link regarding the paint and the stain that I used to accomplish the russet red look. Hope this helps!

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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    Cheers that should help out heaps

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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    Use Rit clothes dye. The color is "wine" for ROTJ and ESB you will need to add some brown to the batch.

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    Re: Correct dye for girth belt??

    I would use Rit, but ive heard that the dye doesnt hold well, and you have to use acetone etc...

    Downside is i cant get any stain type paints over here :S Bunnings (must be similar to your Home Depo/Lowes states side) staff are the most incompetant bunch of rejects when it comes to knowing their own products and fields they work in... :S

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