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Slippery D Ring - What Is Your Solution?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
[Not to be confused with a slippery O ring. biggrin.gif]

The metal rings on some of my ribbon D ring belts are extremely slippery. They will not grip the fabric securely so I am constantly re-tightening the belt over the course of the day.

Anyone else have this issue? How have you solved it?
post #2 of 17
All of my J.Press ribbon belts developed this problem. I ended up throwing them away. The quality of those belts from J.Press was awful.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

All of my J.Press ribbon belts developed this problem. I ended up throwing them away. The quality of those belts from J.Press was awful.

Ack, I had hoped for better options than the circular file.

I have contemplated applying some kind of tacky material to the rings or even trying to roughen the metal somehow but only as as last resort. I would rather not damage the belt at all if possible.
post #4 of 17
My belts had also frayed very badly, which made it easier to toss them. They were utter crap.
post #5 of 17
What brand are your belts?
I have never had this problem with PRL, J Crew, or vintage BR ribbon belts.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by NukeMeSlowly View Post

[Not to be confused with a slippery O ring. biggrin.gif]

The metal rings on some of my ribbon D ring belts are extremely slippery. They will not grip the fabric securely so I am constantly re-tightening the belt over the course of the day.

Anyone else have this issue? How have you solved it?

I have never had a D Ring belt that did not need one or two adjustments during the day.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post

What brand are your belts?
I have never had this problem with PRL, J Crew, or vintage BR ribbon belts.
J.Press. All my other D-ring belts from RL, BB, and J.Crew have held up nicely. J.Press had the best assortment of colors, so I bought several of them. Turns out their quality was the worst.
post #8 of 17
Best thread title of the year.
post #9 of 17
If you're ready to toss it, try taking a carpenters file and scuff up the metal ring. I've done this with success.
post #10 of 17
Beeswax?? I'd have thought the rings will be plated iron and will probably look horrid if attacked with a file...

Charlie
post #11 of 17
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Best thread title of the year.

+1, I cannot believe this thread has yet to be derailed.
post #12 of 17
I hear a few sets of kegels work wonders.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Best thread title of the year.

I hadn't thought about the alternative meaning of the title until seeing your post. So come to think of it..... laugh.gif
post #14 of 17
All you need to do is first buy belts with SS rings and then when you get them, scuff the rings up. If you use SS rings it will be fine to give them a brushed finish. I have done that to all my o-ring belts. Also look for ones that have a textured section on the rings. A few out there have those kind of rings
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Mr.K View Post

All you need to do is first buy belts with SS rings and then when you get them, scuff the rings up. If you use SS rings it will be fine to give them a brushed finish. I have done that to all my o-ring belts. Also look for ones that have a textured section on the rings. A few out there have those kind of rings

Hmm. What do you use for "the scuffing up"? A file, as suggested above?
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