Originally posted by Braks Buddy:
OK, here is a brief tutorial. I have not got the exact color correct yet but at least I finally got the girth to hold the dye! This is basically a modified version of Klinsek's instructions...
-1 Qt. Acetone (DO NOT substitute Laquer Thinner for acetone)
-PLAIN salt (NOT iodized salt)
-2 packs RIT dye
-Large boiling pot
-Large stirring spoon
-Soak girth in 1 quart of acetone overnight.
-Hand wash girth with mild detergent. Wash well!!!
-Mix 2 cups HOT water with 9 tablespoons PLAIN salt in large pot till salt dissolves.
-Add 2 packets dye to hot salt water.
-Put belt (which should still be wet from above step) in pot with salt water/dye mix..
-Add enough water to cover belt
-Stir for approx 10 minutes
-Add 2/3 cup of WHITE vinegar
-Continue to heat for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.
-Rinse until water runs clear. This may take a long time.
-Stretch girth to desired length (measure before hand) on a 1"X6" board and nail down. GIRTH WILL SHRINK IF NOT SECURED!!!
-Allow girth to completely dry but do not expose to direct sunlight.
NOTE: When dying, keep pot on low heat setting - DO NOT LET BOIL!!!
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