Slippery D Ring - What Is Your Solution?

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  1. NukeMeSlowly

    NukeMeSlowly Senior member

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    [Not to be confused with a slippery O ring. :D]

    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?
     
  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    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.
     
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    NukeMeSlowly Senior member

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    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.
     
  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    My belts had also frayed very badly, which made it easier to toss them. They were utter crap.
     
  5. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    What brand are your belts?
    I have never had this problem with PRL, J Crew, or vintage BR ribbon belts.
     
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    hpreston Senior member

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    I have never had a D Ring belt that did not need one or two adjustments during the day.
     
  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    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.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Best thread title of the year.
     
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    If you're ready to toss it, try taking a carpenters file and scuff up the metal ring. I've done this with success.
     
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    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Beeswax?? I'd have thought the rings will be plated iron and will probably look horrid if attacked with a file...

    Charlie
     
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    +1, I cannot believe this thread has yet to be derailed.
     
  12. hugeevilrobot

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    I hear a few sets of kegels work wonders.
     
  13. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I hadn't thought about the alternative meaning of the title until seeing your post. So come to think of it..... :laugh:
     
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    Mr.K Senior member

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    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
     
  15. NukeMeSlowly

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

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