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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 11, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
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How to clean dirty/stained seat belts

A great way to clean dirty/stained/crumpled seat belts to to put them in the top tray of your dishwasher, add the dish washing detergent and turn off the heat cycle, run them thru the complete cycle and if they don't come out clean enough, run them thru again. The Belts come out undamaged, the cloth labels come out very nice, and I have done this for years, does not hurt the buckles or chrome spades and have never had any buckle logo's come loose or damage. Try it, at least it has always worked for me. Many people let the rear seat belts slide and lay under the rear seat, and over time they become all crumpled and hard, put them in the dishwasher and see if you are not pleased with the results...........I do turn off the heat cycle, and let them air dry.....................
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Thanks for the tip.

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I've used dishwasher detergent to soak them in a bucket and works good. Also great for plastic parts like marker lights and such, look like new.

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Re: How to clean dirty/stained seat belts

Interesting idea but doubt I'd get approval to put grungy belts in my wife's dishwasher. Does remind me of my childhood though, used moms oven to heat VW cylinder sleeves and her dishwasher as a poor mans steam cleaner. Man was she pissed when she got home.

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Re: How to clean dirty/stained seat belts

Oxyclean and the hottest tap water you've got, let them soak 4-5 hours, rinse them out, & hang to dry... they come out beautiful and the tags stay in tact.

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there is a product called afta which does an amazing job of getting grease of item like seatbelts and carpets just a thought.
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Re: How to clean dirty/stained seat belts

In response to rj68rs, IN MY case using the dishwasher, after they washed you could not see any residue, what ever, in my case, I don't have to ask my wife!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: How to clean dirty/stained seat belts

Dishwasher always comes in handy for a cleaner.
Belts and anything fitting into it.
Not only seat belts, but a complete VW crankcase and heads.
Used the freezer to 'press' the piston rod into the rod, also.

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