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Old 01-16-2013, 07:34 PM
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Question Product to clean seat belt straps?

My recently acquired NBC has FILTHY seat belt straps. What is the most effective product to clean them? I don't want to attempt replacing them if they can be cleaned, and I don't want to spend $300 on a detailing job. There MUST be a product out there which you all know of, that is magical and wonderful all at once?
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There are two really good ways to clean seat belts. For both, you need to unbolt them from the car. You can do the three bucket method (dirty bucket of hot water with dish soap, rinse bucket, clean bucket), or, throw them in the washing machine. You can zip tie facecloths around the buckles and mounts to cut down on the clanking.
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There are two really good ways to clean seat belts. For both, you need to unbolt them from the car. You can do the three bucket method (dirty bucket of hot water with dish soap, rinse bucket, clean bucket), or, throw them in the washing machine. You can zip tie facecloths around the buckles and mounts to cut down on the clanking.
Dish soap or laundry detergent. Who knew?
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Very good turboturbo! That sounds like the best method I have seen yet. I cleaned mine without removing them from the car and they turned out fine, BUT, mine are black and weren't that dirty. I simply sprayed mine with totally awesome, used a soft brush then rinsed in clear cool water. But for lighter colors and REALLY filthy ones, I do believe your method is best. I might throw in here, that dawn dish detergent is THE BEST liquid soap to use on most everything on our cars that need a good cleaning or degreasing. Body shops use it to wash the body paint on cars before re-painting because it will remove all old wax an silicone. Also very good for getting the old silicone and "brown gunk" build up on tires. Make a paste of dawn and baking powder and and apply and scrub away. You may have to repeat this til no ore brown is apparent. Tires will come out like new. Then add a non-silicone dressing and you're good to go. I digress.
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Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner.

A soft bristle scrub brush.

Lots of wet paper towels to get dirt and Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner rinsed out.

Also use Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Clean on leather seats as well. Do not do this every cleaning but when you need a GOOD cleaning. The moist paper towel or wet towel wipe down multiple times.

Then follow up with something like Lexol Leather Conditioner.

Lexol Leather clean is just too mild, probably a very good maintenance cleaner but cannot really get the dirt out.
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I second volkswomans Totally Awesome, that stuff cleans amazingly well. I get the orange degreaser one from dollar tree.


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