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 Will a Girth Belt shrink if I put it in water?

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Will a Girth Belt shrink if I put it in water?
« on: Jun 01, 2010, 03:39 PM »
I was given an old girth belt that is actually used, so it looks pretty dirty. My Dad says it made out of Hemp, and that if I put it in water, it will shrink, so....I'm not sure how to clean it up without shrinking or ruining it.

Any ideas or suggestions?

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Re: Will a Girth Belt shrink if I put it in water?
« Reply #1 on: Jun 01, 2010, 03:41 PM »
Most are made out of mohair. It will in fact shrink if you get it wet and don't stretch it and nail it down to a board. I've tried a few ways to color them etc and Ive found a couple light mistings of spray paint worked best.

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Re: Will a Girth Belt shrink if I put it in water?
« Reply #2 on: Jun 01, 2010, 03:46 PM »
Most are made out of mohair. It will in fact shrink if you get it wet and don't stretch it and nail it down to a board. I've tried a few ways to color them etc and Ive found a couple light mistings of spray paint worked best.

That's what I was thinking about doing. I read on the company's site that I can spray it down with cold water, and use a small bit of Woolwash shampoo..


I don't have that kind of time. I think I'm gonna go straight to the spray paint and hopefully it'll tone down the dirt tone it has now.

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