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Jase
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From: mont.
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 04-03-2001 02:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jase     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have a trick for softening old seat belt material, they are good shape, just hard to adjust. Thanks Jase

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skips69
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From: Catlin, IL USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 04-03-2001 03:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What I do to make them look new again, as well as soften them up is: 1) Remove them from the car. 2) Take the buckles off, dismantling them and cleaning these completely. 3) Run the belts through the washing machine a time or two with detergent and fabric softener. 4) Clean the chrome ends with a soapy SOS pad, followed by wax or a chrome polish. 5) Reassemble the buckles and reinstall in the car. It is a little bit of time and work, but the results are awesome, plus what else do you have to do in the middle of winter? If you have retractors, then you have to pull the belts out and wash them by hand with some mild soap and water and a medium bristled brush. If your belts are faded badly, you can soak them in fabric dye to restore the color. Work the dye in with cotton swabs around the original labels so as not to distort them.

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65coupei6
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From: S.F., CA
Registered: May 2000

posted 04-03-2001 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could also cover the buckles with old socks. And then dump it in the washer.

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Stang28965
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From: Webster New York USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 04-03-2001 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't suggest you do that with the socks and buckle, You would remove almost all the oil and could get water in hard to reach spots. Also who knows what the washingmachine could do to the plating on them

-Jeff

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VVulf[v]an
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From: Dallas Area
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posted 04-03-2001 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for VVulf[v]an   Click Here to Email VVulf[v]an     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How well are the seatbelts known to hold up in the event of an accident? will they rip right out of the seat metal? Are the cars really safe to drive? (albeit no airbags, etc.)

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The Iceman
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posted 04-03-2001 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually i would like to see Rob's question answered! good question! have a good one yall and Rob, welcome to M&M!!!! best site on the web! have fun!

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VVulf[v]an
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posted 04-03-2001 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for VVulf[v]an   Click Here to Email VVulf[v]an     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do I get some sorta prize for havin' a good question, or does that mean I only have 49 more to go to get outta "Silly Novice Boy" stage?

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Rob

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