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  1. DonReno's Avatar
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    May 23, 2013, 4:57 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #151

    Now that is an awesome idea and way to do it....jotting that down and adding it to my list of ways to create..thx
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    May 25, 2013, 3:52 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #152

    Ok so I got a girth belt that was used and has been washed. Do I still need to soak it in acetone? I only want to do this once. I thinking I'm gonna do it just to be on the safe side but if I could save some money that would be great. Thanks
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    Sep 26, 2013, 4:55 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #153

    Just got my belt in the mail today. Going to ESB it this weekend.
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    Nov 16, 2013, 9:47 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #154

    After failing with dyes also I gave this method a try. Still dont know if i got the color down, here's how my ESB version belt come, still need to clean the buckles but what y'all think? In person its more of a rust color with the red undertone but picture makes it seem a light brown.

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    Nov 17, 2013, 11:03 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #155

    Great work bro!!!!!!!!
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    Nov 20, 2013, 10:21 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #156

    Anybody got a brand and color off the shelf that I could get from Lowes or HD?
    Looking for the ROTJ red/brown
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    Nov 20, 2013, 1:30 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DYE GIRTH BELTS!!! #157

    Simply AWESOME!!!
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    Nov 22, 2013, 3:32 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #158

    Got my Minwax China Red stain today, so belt plus S/H $25, stain $11.52.....Can't beat it
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    Feb 24, 2014, 9:02 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #159

    Ordered a girth belt today. Can't wait to try this method
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    Feb 26, 2014, 8:22 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #160

    Thanks for sharing! This is a great idea.
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    Mar 29, 2014, 12:28 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DYE GIRTH BELTS!!! #161

    Thanks for this, i was actually wondering how i was going to dye the belt! I've tried before with Dylon, but it was rubbish.

    Do you mind if i ask how you did the stitching on the belt? I just can't seem to keep it tight.

    Thanks again!
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    Sep 14, 2014, 3:22 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #162

    So I tried this method as suggested using Latex stain. Worked well!
    I noticed someone stated they were able to work out the stiffness in the belt after it was dried?

    belt-jpg

    uh, was it this stiff? This is about how crispy I like my bacon! And this is after much flexing and bending to try and loosen up the fibers. Maybe I used too much stain? Maybe wrong material belt ("all natural mohair" ordered from Dover Saddlery)?
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    Dec 22, 2014, 12:50 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #163

    I tried the Minwax Red China from Home Depot recommended by Syllander with a little added black and here are my results.image-jpg
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    Feb 15, 2015, 6:38 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #164

    NICE WORk!!!!
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    Feb 20, 2015, 11:06 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #165

    My girth belt arrived Tuesday, & I will begin dyeing process following this tutorial.
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    May 10, 2015, 9:38 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO DIE GIRTH BELTS!!! #166

    i tried this as well (thanks for this technique by the way!!). it is not for those that don't want to get dirty! lol i still have paint on me from a week ago! i used behr latex stain dye, barn red (as i have a ROTJ build). i just got 2 sample cans, like $3-4.00 a piece. this way you don't get more than you need. i followed the tutorial and really rubbed in the stain. after it is really important to wipe it down a bunch. i can't stress that enough! or it will be hard and feel brittle. when it drys just bend it around a bit and presto! beautiful girth belt.

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