Weathering Vinyl Ammo Belt?

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    hellopike's Avatar
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    Weathering Vinyl Ammo Belt?

    Hey all I have a vinyl Ammo belt, and I've weathered it a bit, but I still feel its lacking the really beat in old leather look. Anyone have any tips on how I could get it looking better? Like getting rid of the shine and what not? I've tried matte clear coat, but maybe I should abuse it in some gravel or sand or something?

    Anybody?

    Thanks

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    Re: Weathering Vinyl Ammo Belt?

    Maybe by misting it with some Krylon Ultra Flat Black, a little heavier here and there. It will dry on vinyl some of the other paints won't fully dry.

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    Re: Weathering Vinyl Ammo Belt?

    Black shoe polish. That's what I used. When used on brown the black polish comes out surprisingly dull. Rubbed it on then buffed in certain places, left some buildup in the grain in other places, clean away in some places. It all depends on until it looks right to you.

    I then used some sandpaper to scuff up edges. Gave it that real old used leather pouch look.

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    Re: Weathering Vinyl Ammo Belt?

    The shoe polish worked out nicely. Thanks Drokkul- unfortunately I misted it with some matte clear coat beforehand and it didn't dry completely. Its not bad, but its a little tacky. I'll figure something out.

    Phil

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    Re: Weathering Vinyl Ammo Belt?

    Sandpaper and black RIT dye. Sand it up a bit especially the edges. They take the dye, still in the powder form and scrub it up with it

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