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Old 04-06-2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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How to clean real dirty seat belts.

My driver seat seat belt is brown and should be grey.. ewww!!

carpet cleaner?
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
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Lacquer thinner on a cloth.
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Resolve works great too.
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is paint thinner & lacquer thinner the same? if so can i use paint thinner?
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DO NOT use paint thinner. Try Resolve and then Lacquer Thinner on a cloth if needed. Test on a small area first.
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resolve is not cleaning much of it
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Time for the the powerful stuff then. Cloth or heavy duty paper towels, add some lacquer thinner and wipe the dirty spot on the belt in a back and forth motion. I've removed make up and engine grease from my carpets with this method. If that fail I have no clue.
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Try Lestoil or Murphy's Oil Soap.

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When I cleaned mine, I used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser which got most of the grime out. For the stubborn stuff, I used 303 Fabric/Vinyl Spray Cleaner. When all through, shot both belts w/ScotchGuard.

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Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) Seat belts

For spot stains use a fabric cleaner (303 Cleaner & Spot Remover™

1. Pull the belts from the retractor and gently close the door on the belt, clean with a d-limonene-based cleaner (P21S® High Performance Total Auto Wash) and allow to air dry before opening the door and retracting the belt. Do not use bleach, strong detergents, or dye on the seat belts as this may severely weaken them and render them ineffective in a crash. Dry vapour steam or a Tornador® are alternative methodologies for cleaning.

2. Once fabric is dry apply a fabric protection (303™ High Tech Fabric Guard)

3. While you are cleaning the belts, take the opportunity to closely inspect them for damage and security of attachment, ensure here are no cuts, tears or abrasions (you should always inspect for damage etc if they get caught by a closing door)

4. After a while the seat belt mechanism becomes slow and / or will not retract when released. This can be avoided by cleaning the upper anchor; as the seatbelt retracts it leaves behind a film of dirt, which builds up over time. Use compressed air to remove dust and then using a Q- tip and some Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) you can clean the seat belt anchor / retracting mechanism. Once clean add some Plexus Plastic Cleaner to provide lubrication.

Maintenance - clean seat belts with a 5:1 P21S® High Performance Total Auto Wash / distilled water solution, ensure they are thoroughly dried before use

Alternative products – C-28 Seat Belt Cleaner and Spot Remover from PRO® is a non-flammable and non hazardous concentrated cleaner that safely removes dirt, oil, grease and stains from seat belts

Alternative cleaning methods – dry vapour steamer or the Tornador® air/liquid cleaning tool


Caution: Do not use bleach, solvents or other strong chemicals on the seatbelts as these may compromise the webbing leading to subsequent failure.


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