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    Dec 8, 2015, 4:05 AM - Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #1

    Hey guys!

    I'm ready to dye my girth belt and stick my straps on it to make it functional, any ideas? To be honest I'd rather dye it but I'm up to anything!
    I have the Mohair Centaur Non-slip Girth Belt you can get from Amazon, it's a 34" one too if that helps?
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    Dec 8, 2015, 1:49 PM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #2

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    Dec 8, 2015, 2:12 PM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #3

    I gave up on using actual dye on the girth belts. I have used the stain technique linked to above and augmented that with spray paints. I use the same belt that you have purchased. I have done about 4 or 5 of them now and I am happy with the results.
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    Dec 8, 2015, 10:53 PM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #4

    Not sure if this has the actual color needed but this matched with natural dye has worked on synthetics for me!

    https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/dy...FUNgfgodVBgDPA
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    Dec 9, 2015, 12:48 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #5

    Quote Mullreel said: View Post
    I gave up on using actual dye on the girth belts. I have used the stain technique linked to above and augmented that with spray paints. I use the same belt that you have purchased. I have done about 4 or 5 of them now and I am happy with the results.
    So I should buy the latest stain and try it out rather than RIT dying it? Is there a specific red I need to use?
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    Dec 9, 2015, 7:22 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #6

    I wouldn't mess with RIT dye. It doesn't work on this fabric.

    I don't remember the exact name of the stain I used but I just went in and got a dark red stain........it was kind of a barn red. Then I used Krylon Georgia Clay spray paint to accent and continue to tint the belt. Then I finished with some misted brown and black for weathering.
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    Mar 4, 2016, 5:14 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #7

    My girth is a bit sticky, anyone else had this issue?
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    Mar 9, 2016, 8:33 PM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #8

    What did you use for the strapping?
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    Mar 9, 2016, 8:41 PM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #9

    Quote ObitomoFett said: View Post
    What did you use for the strapping?
    Just some nylon straps. Think I bought a couple feet from Hobby Lobby or Joannes
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    Mar 10, 2016, 1:35 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #10

    Quote Furious said: View Post
    Just some nylon straps. Think I bought a couple feet from Hobby Lobby or Joannes
    Can I see a picture of it?
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    Mar 11, 2016, 10:17 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #11

    I used 1" nylon webbing from the hardware store. Fabric stores will have it too.

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    Mar 12, 2016, 1:46 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #12

    Quote Gregory said: View Post
    I used 1" nylon webbing from the hardware store. Fabric stores will have it too.

    img_20160201_143846746-jpg
    How does it attach to the other buckles?
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    Mar 12, 2016, 5:43 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #13

    Quote ObitomoFett said: View Post
    How does it attach to the other buckles?

    I cant figure that out either my friend, I had my belt over 2 years and still can't attach it .....smh
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    Mar 12, 2016, 8:48 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #14

    You poke a hole in the webbing and buckle it.
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    Mar 14, 2016, 4:16 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #15

    Does anyone know how to brighten the colour of my belt, I gave it an acetone bath and it lightened, should I just do the same thing again?

    I did it because my belt was pretty much a dark red brown, its less brown now.
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    Mar 14, 2016, 10:38 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #16

    Quote ObitomoFett said: View Post
    Does anyone know how to brighten the colour of my belt, I gave it an acetone bath and it lightened, should I just do the same thing again?

    I did it because my belt was pretty much a dark red brown, its less brown now.
    It depends on what you mean, lighten or brighten? I would think you meant "more colorful" by "brighten", so I'd suggest more dye then. If you mean lighten, and the acetone worked, try it again.
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    Mar 16, 2016, 2:59 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #17

    Quote Gregory said: View Post
    It depends on what you mean, lighten or brighten? I would think you meant "more colorful" by "brighten", so I'd suggest more dye then. If you mean lighten, and the acetone worked, try it again.
    It's very dark in some areas, I just wanted to make the reds a little lighter so I put it through the wash and it lightened up the red.

    This is what it looks like currently

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    Mar 16, 2016, 10:08 AM - Re: Dying the Girth ROTJ style. #18

    Looks good to me. Mine was similarly light, so I re-dyed it to darken it up. Personally I don't think there's any one level of darkness/color that is 100% correct, since the look changes a lot from scene to scene in the films depending on lighting etc. Most important is how it looks as part of the overall costume.

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