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  1. What types of machines do you have left? Do they work and how much?
  2. Yes that is them. I believe I have seen them in 3/4". Thanks for the help. I have not heard of them called alligator buckles.
  3. Does anyone know where I can get 3/4" postman slides? I did not see any at Zack white or OTB. Thanks
  4. Looks great man. Keep up the good work.
  5. Schultzt. I am not sure if you are using the eco flo stuff or not. I started to that but switched to Angelus dyes and acrylic paints. I have had great luck with both and would not go back for anything. I do not make shields but I make other firefighter gear. The shield looks great! Good luck The blacked out/smoked out shield is a very popular shield.
  6. Looks great brother. I don't make shields so don't worry. LOL but what finish do you use over your paints? I make mostly truck belts, radio straps, and suspenders. Just seeing what other people use.
  7. look up foxfire paint. It is a product that is glow in the dark paint for firefighters. I am not sure if it will bind to leather well but its worth looking at. I am a firefighter and I have one of their helmet band and it will glow for a long time. Let us know how it turns out. I am very interested.
  8. I have been looking into buying an airbrush for applying finish to my products. Is an gravity fed airbrush or a siphon fed better for this? I know a lot of people on here are using them and was just wanting to get ideas on how everyone had theirs set up.
  9. Just as an update....problem solved. I switched to Angelus Paint. They sell a prep that you put on before the paint. I also increased the time I let my dye and paint dry. Between the two everything is going great. I am finishing with a satin acrylic finish. Thanks everyone for the help.
  10. Thanks everyone. I can not get the acrylic to stay on the tandy pro line black but I tried a fiebings alchol based dye and it is holding great. We shall see how it goes
  11. Also I am using Fiebings and Cova Color paints. I have been thinking about changing to Angelus. I have heard it will stretch a lot better then other brands.
  12. Thanks Benlilly. Do you paint acrylic over dye? If so do you use oil based or spirit based?
  13. I have been using eco-flo for black and fiebings for my browns. I have noticed that the black is for sure easier for the acrylic to come off of. So that might be part of it. I have tested some pieces by rubbing some alcohol or mineral spirts over where I am painting to help the adhesion. I haven't been conditioning the leather prior to dyeing. Would that help? Thank you for the help
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