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Old 01-08-2007, 12:35 AM   #1
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Hints/advice on Dyeing Leather

Folks,
Hopefully I will be receiving my new bells and strap leather this weekend. Usually I would just get an old black belt for the leather, but since this is for two rows of bells, I couldn't find a belt wide enough. Long story short, I need hints/advice on dyeing leather.

I have been told that some dyes will run, and since this is for my straight dance suit, I don't want that happening. Is there a really good dye out there that doesn't run over time? Or are thaer eany tricks to keep the dye from running?

Thanks in advance.
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I've only used Tandy Leather dyes, and you can get a sealer, too.
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I've used the Tandy Pro Dyes. They give as good color. I have had them transfer to buckskin tho'. Using the sealer helps a lot, so does using a backing.

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I've used shoe polish and rubbed/wiped it off really well and then applied a sealer.
I've done belts this way and have never had the color come off.
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