Thanks for the replies everyone.I went with a belt from thebeltman.I ordered a inch1/2 horse hide.After talking with the sales person I saw no need to add the plastic liner.Very friendly folks to deal with and if I ever need another belt(the person I talked with said this one will last as long as I need it to)I will be giving thebeltman a call.They said it's about a two week turnaround time,I'll post an update when I get it.Again thanks for all of the advise!!!