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    Jock Marlo
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    Best way to soften stiff seat belts?

    I've tried plain soap and water without success. Belts are stiff and I want to soften them up, but don't want to make them greasy. Any miracle products out there for this task?


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    Re: Best way to soften stiff seat belts?


    I've tried plain soap and water without success. Belts are stiff and I want to soften them up, but don't want to make them greasy. Any miracle products out there for this task?

    I've heard a solution with liquid fabric softener works.


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    Buy new belts!

    Your seatbelts are what? 25 years old now? I would suggest that you replace them. The worst time to find out that they aren't up to snuff is when you need them. That said, don't use anything stronger than soap and water to clean the belts. You run the risk of the webbing being attacked and weakened if you use anything stronger.

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    Put 'em in the dishwasher!

    Really!

    I've done this in the past, and I just did it again last night with the belts from my latest acquisition.

    Works great, though it might irritate some others in the household.....

    vince


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    Boyah is absolutely correct....more

    The last thing you want to do with seat belts is to soften the material and the sewn threads that hold the entire seatbelt together. Buy brand new ones instead.

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    climbers usually replace their climbing webs..more

    once a year. same nylon. light deteriorates nylon. If it is stiff then it won't streech to absorb the impact energy.
    equally bad thing to fall/crash on it and, have it break or not streeeech.

    replace.

    IMHO

    John


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    Paul (at Maximill...) eom
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    Geeezus!


    Really!

    I've done this in the past, and I just did it again last night with the belts from my latest acquisition.

    Works great, though it might irritate some others in the household.....

    vince



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