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    Oct 11, 2008, 7:25 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #26

    I have tried this method as well and ''it works'' not to mention it was quick and easy. Forget dying the girt belt ,this is definetly the best route. BTW I used china red stain and the results are good.
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    Nov 9, 2008, 2:06 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #27

    Is latex-stain the same as latex paint?
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    Nov 10, 2008, 9:34 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #28

    No it's not the same. The latex stain is specifically for wood, normally used on decks and the like (people will look at you strange if you tell them what you plan to do with it... beware).
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    Nov 10, 2008, 12:16 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #29

    Hehe, well that´s how it is with more or less everything you buy for this hobby.

    Thanks though:-)
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    Nov 18, 2008, 11:30 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #30

    Quote Amaden7766 said: View Post
    Has anyone tried upholstery fabric spray paint like this:

    http://www.fabricspraypaint.com/Defa...ic_Spray_Paint

    I'm pretty sure Lowes carries something like this. Hobby Lobby may as well.
    Well has anyone tried this spray fabric paint?
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    Nov 19, 2008, 9:13 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #31

    I'm definitely going to do that with mine. Thanks.
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    Nov 19, 2008, 4:57 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #32

    great thread awesome info... this looks like it will be the way to go!
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    Nov 22, 2008, 1:00 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #33

    Quote adonian said: View Post
    Well has anyone tried this spray fabric paint?

    The only problem with any type of spray products is that the belt does not suck up enough of the paint so it leaves areas of white here and there.
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    Dec 6, 2008, 10:59 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #34

    Now if I could just find a good girth, I'd use this method.
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    Dec 19, 2008, 12:17 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #35

    Looks great...I am going to use this on my belt.
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    Jan 3, 2009, 11:51 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #36

    Hey guys. I am in need of a girth belt, and I saw a nylon cord girth and before I buy it I have a question.

    Would this stain work good with a nylon belt? Or something more of a cotton Girth?
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    Jan 12, 2009, 2:36 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #37

    I tried the RIT dye method twice, and got nothing but fail.

    Looks like your method is the way to go!
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    Jan 12, 2009, 4:53 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #38

    Would anyone by chance have an idea as to what latex stain color i shold get for ESB?

    El1te
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    Jan 12, 2009, 10:48 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #39

    Check this thread out...I think I'm pretty close to the right color.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=26573
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    Jun 23, 2009, 5:12 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #40

    Just saw this thread last night and I like it. I'm signing off and heading to the Home Depot now! Let you all know how it comes out.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 1:52 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #41

    Well whistle8mp, it worked fantastic and it was sooo easy. No more than 30 minutes from start to all cleaned up. I went with the China Red and I think it looks darn good.

    Bountyone, good suggesting Vaseline on the hardware, but the water based stain wipes right off the metal.

    Thanks whistle8mp and all those posting here. Great education and help!!!
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    Jun 29, 2009, 11:56 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #42

    Wow this thread just got bumped, glad to hear your girth dye went well. I went threw hell and back trying to find a reasonable method and to see it helping you all makes my day.
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    Jul 3, 2009, 4:31 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #43

    So would these be what I see on the store shelves as "water-based" stains? I haven't been able to find any that say latex.

    From the colours available, I'm thinking I'll try rosewood for the ESB belt. It's a very nice brown with a nice, warm red undertone.

    --Jonah
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    Jul 9, 2009, 10:27 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #44

    Quote Peregrinus said: View Post
    So would these be what I see on the store shelves as "water-based" stains? I haven't been able to find any that say latex.

    From the colours available, I'm thinking I'll try rosewood for the ESB belt. It's a very nice brown with a nice, warm red undertone.

    --Jonah
    Yes water based is a latex stain, that is the right one
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    Jul 10, 2009, 6:40 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #45

    Awesome. Thanks.

    --Jonah
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    Oct 5, 2009, 10:32 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #46

    i totaly screwed that up. ha!
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    Oct 5, 2009, 10:34 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #47

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    Hey guys. I am in need of a girth belt, and I saw a nylon cord girth and before I buy it I have a question.

    Would this stain work good with a nylon belt? Or something more of a cotton Girth?

    dont buy the nylon girths! i bought two thinking i was getting a sweet deal and the dont die. basically cuz they are palstic. also someone asked about spray paint. ive done that befor too and in my experiense for some reason the smell never comes out if u spray paint fabric i even did fabric spraypaint. i live in a more rural area so im going to take my 2 nylon belts and see if i can trade someone with horses for there old ones. plus im trying to get5 enough hair to do a wookie braid run.
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    Oct 5, 2009, 11:58 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #48

    This is for the Mod staff to decide, I was hoping to make this thread a sticky since dyeing a girth is one of the hardest soft parts of the suit. It seems to me that it would help up and comers as well.
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    Oct 6, 2009, 9:25 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #49

    Quote whistle8mp said: View Post
    This is for the Mod staff to decide, I was hoping to make this thread a sticky since dyeing a girth is one of the hardest soft parts of the suit. It seems to me that it would help up and comers as well.
    At your service. I'm sure this will be one for the Wiki too.
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    Oct 6, 2009, 10:03 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #50

    You guys do realize you can add your own entries to the wiki, right? If you need any help, please don't hesitate to ask!

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