Weathering Vinyl Ammo Belt?


hellopike

Active Hunter
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
 

drokkul

Active Hunter
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.
 

hellopike

Active Hunter
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
 

mrgr8ness

Well-Known Hunter
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
 

ObitomoFett

Jr Hunter
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.

Any kind of black shoe polish?
 
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