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  1. Sixxgunn13's Avatar
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    Oct 11, 2007, 4:50 PM - Girth dye HELP!! and Q's? #1

    Hi guys, tried to dye the girth... nope didn't take, all i have to show for it is a pink belt..lol

    My question is, If i try to redye it do i need to remove the old dye? Can i just soak it in acetone and do it all over again?

    I didn't really do the acetone part the first time...i totally forgot to do this part (too excited)

    and yes i did do tons of searches and reading... before i posted this!

    thx
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    Oct 11, 2007, 5:49 PM - Re: Girth dye HELP!! and Q's? #2

    I wouldn't think you would have to remove the dye that took. I would just do the acetone bath and try again
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    Oct 11, 2007, 8:05 PM - Re: Girth dye HELP!! and Q's? #3

    Thx mrgr8ness,

    Here are a few pics...starts off promising,




    Then i throw it in to the wash..
    sorta blotchy!! oh well i'll try it again tomorrow

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    Oct 13, 2007, 7:56 PM - Re: Girth dye HELP!! and Q's? #4

    first of all, NEVER use Rit dye when doing what I assume is a wool belt you have there, it doesn't work. you have to do what is called an "Acid Bath" but don't let the name fool you, the only thing that has acid in it is the vinegar you will use. try Jaquard, they sell the dyes there. good luck.....


    Last edited by Bountyone; Nov 12, 2007 at 9:43 PM.
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    Oct 13, 2007, 8:16 PM - Re: Girth dye HELP!! and Q's? #5

    Sixxgunn, I've dyed a couple belts. PM sent.
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    Oct 14, 2007, 12:53 AM - Re: Girth dye HELP!! and Q's? #6

    thx. Bounty ..i'll look into those dyes.

    pm read thx Coyote850.
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    Oct 15, 2007, 1:13 PM - Re: Girth dye HELP!! and Q's? #7

    From what I have been told you need to soak a 'natural color' bought belt in acitone before you can dye it in rit dye.

    Also, and this is just a 'guess' but you should use heat to set dyes in fabrics, before washing it, thats why you NEVER dry something that has a stain on it that didnt get fully taken out, or youll rarely get it out.
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    Oct 22, 2007, 9:12 PM - Re: Girth dye HELP!! and Q's? #8

    I had the same problem with the dye so I went to the paint store in my town and had them make a stain to match the right color. It came out amazing and the best part is its permanent and won't run on your jumpsuit. Make sure you buy latex stain or the other stuff will literally eat your girth belt and melt it like thinner does to a plastic cup.

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