Sunday, December 30, 2012

How to Repair a Reversible Men's Belt

Repaired Belts
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Aviation snips
Belt buckle with two screws
Felt tip 
Screwdriver jewel flat tip
Table or flat surface

It happens every time, you get a new belt, then all of a sudden the belt start to come apart. Most times it comes apart on one end. If you had to go the the local Men's shop you could spend at much as $50 for a new belt, and more if you had a reversible belt like this one.

This post shows the ten steps on how to repair this belt and save some cash. Hard to believe that this is an easy fix. Follow the steps below to repair your belt.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the belt buckle has completely given up and is falling off the belt. Now place the belt on a table or flat surface.
Fig.1 Leather belt
pulled away
Step 2: Fig.2 shows a flat screwdriver from the jewel case and pick the one that fits the screws on the back of the broken belt. A regular flat screwdriver tip is to large for these screws that why Jewel screwdrivers need to be used for this job.
Fig.2 Use 
Step 3: Fig.3 shows this adage: "Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey." turn the screwdriver left and loosen the little screw completely out of the twist bracket. Hold on to those screws.
Removing screws
Step 4: Now do the other side, then place those two screws into a saucer, something that will hold your metal screws.  
Step 5: Fig.4 shows the belt buckle has been separated from the belt.
Fig.4 Separate 
belt from buckle
Step 6: Draw a line on the belt.
Step 7: Use the aviation snip or scissors to cut your belt and follow the line you drew earlier.
Step 8: Place the belt new end into the buckle end.
Step 9: Fig.5 shows the screws one by one into those little hole on the back of the belt buckle and use the jewel screwdriver to screw into the belt. Not to far, the screw should be the same height at the belt buckle.
Fig.5 All repaired 
and ready to use
Step 10: Now do the other side and the job is done, you have just save $50 and saved this belt from the dump yard.

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