I JUST DYED MINE TODAY. I DONT KNOW WHAT ITS MADE OUT OF BUT I PUT IT IN A BUCKET WITH BOILING WATER AND RIT D.BROWN AND WINE AND IT TURNED OUT BLUEISH PURPLE AND SHRANK ABOUT 30%. I AM GOING TO REDYE IT TODAY. I HOPE I Can just get it some sort of a brown color.
Here is a comparison of my girth with the real ESB one. I dyed it with RIT Dark Brown and used a touch of Scarlet Red in it. I made a stretcher for drying an it is still the same size as when I bought it. -Mark
Jodo Kast 3,
no luck at all, tried to dye it just brown like fetthunter suggested,it didnt work. so for know i spray painted it and will buy a new belt soon, i will try to find one thats cotton so it will take the dye
I'm not sure if Dylon is the same as the
canvas that I used, but I dyed mine with
Rit Dye dark brown. The rope used did not
take the dye very well, though...so I ended
up overspraying it with brown floral spray.
"October Brown" was the color. I bought it at
a local arts/crafts store. This was for
my Jango costume. I guess if you did a Boba
you might want to go with a more reddish
Type "girth" into the the TDH search engine and you should get a couple results. Be sure to select "Softparts" as the forum you want the search conducted in, otherwise you'll get results for Jango and other extranous results.
Did that already though. Lots of useful info re: dyeing process, but here in the UK we don't get RIT dye, so the colour (color) names don't mean anything to UK Fetts. The post was to see if any UK fetts had good (or bad) first hand experience of dyeing a girth and what colours they used.
I'm dyeing a white girth. Not sure whether to go ESB or ROTJ at the moment though.
If no response from UK Fetts, I'll experiment and post the results.
If dye is a problem for you, I ordered a maroon girth from www.buytack.com for my ROTJ Fett. No dye needed. I'm sure they have a dark brown one as well if your doing an ESB Fett. The actual girth I got wasn't on the website, but I called them and they were able to order it for me. The # is 1-800-451-4660 and you can call between 9-5 M-F or Sat. 9-Noon Central Time. The part number is MC ENGENSSB ($26) for a Blend girth or MC ENGENSSM ($33) for a straight Mohair girth.