Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

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    Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

    Post by Wgrenadier on Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:13 pm

    I wonder why this was done...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-37-Pattern-Webbing-Belt-Canadian-Made-Web-/201276143177?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item2edcfe3649

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    Re: Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

    Post by Infanteer on Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:07 pm

    Looks to me that some youngster camo'd his army belt to play war...

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    Re: Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

    Post by 48th on Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:29 pm

    Very sad.

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    Re: Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

    Post by jholl72 on Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:58 pm


    For posterity sakes when the ebay ad comes down.
















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    Re: Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

    Post by Wgrenadier on Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:03 am

    Thanks for posting those pictures Jeff!

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    Re: Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

    Post by pylon1357 on Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:04 am

    Thanks for posting the photos here Jeff, saved me the trouble. I am inclined to go with what Steve said, something done up for a kid playing army.

    I am not sure that it is ruined, and if it could be had a low enough price, it may be good for an RCEME display or likewise once blackened.


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    Re: Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

    Post by Wgrenadier on Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:27 am

    That's true Cliff, there are sites that tell how to remove different types of blanco and paint from webbing...

    http://www.blancoandbull.com/how-to-remove-blanco-from-webbing/

    By the time your done though, the belt might not be recognizable. Also I'm not sure how you would get the paint off of the battle brass without removing the original green finish...

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    Re: Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

    Post by Jonhno on Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:38 pm

    have heard a chap used high pressure air to clean his webbing, though paint would be a different issue for sure

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    Post by Wgrenadier on Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:19 pm

    It would be interesting to see the results of such a method John! I would love to see before and after pictures or a youtube video to see if it really works! scratch

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    Post by Jonhno on Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:02 pm

    I will try it, I have a garage round the corner with "free air" wow ! and some dirty webbing

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    Re: Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

    Post by Wgrenadier on Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:04 pm

    Sounds awesome! Be sure to get the before pictures! :)

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    Re: Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

    Post by jholl72 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:08 pm

    Come on!! There's no such thing as "free" air anymore!

    I'm also interested to see your results whether you pay for the air or not lol


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    Re: Sad fate for a Canadian P37 belt...

    Post by Jonhno on Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:37 pm

    will make it look like I am filling my tires up too! what have I got myself into lol

    and "free air" I know !! it used to always be like that, though someone broke the pressure gauge recently duh

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