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Fanthomgreen69

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Original seat belts
« on: March 08, 2020, 01:40:58 PM »
Pulled out the back seat and this is what I found. Could this be how they came from the factory or one of the previous owners just taped them up?
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Re: Original seat belts
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2020, 03:59:41 PM »
No, that's not factory.

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Re: Original seat belts
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2020, 07:01:20 PM »
Good!  Glad I checked before I just jumped in. Iíll take them out & clean them up. Any suggestions on cleaning solutions? Mild laundry soap?
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Re: Original seat belts
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 07:39:37 PM »
I always put them in a pillow case and wash them like normal.

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Re: Original seat belts
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 08:47:45 PM »
I cleaned mine with dishwashing liquid in a clean 5 gallon bucket.  Let them soak, agitating them by hand occasionally.  Did 3 cycles of their and they came out like new.
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Re: Original seat belts
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2020, 05:36:38 PM »
Thx for the tip Bert. Tried it & it worked like a CHARM.

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Re: Original seat belts
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 06:42:58 PM »
You wash them in a machine with metal, plastic, and all parts together?

I would think that would cause a lot of rust on the metal bits.

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Re: Original seat belts
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2020, 07:00:02 PM »
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I would think that would cause a lot of rust on the metal bits.

Sure, if you leave everything wet for several days, but you dry the buckles. I use a cheap Harbor Freight HEAT GUN to do that.

Glad it worked out for you Charles. I used to wash mine this way once every few years, although a lot less now that I don't drive my classics that much!

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Re: Original seat belts
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2020, 02:40:49 PM »
oxyclean and scalding tap water... then blast them out and hang...
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Re: Original seat belts
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2020, 04:22:19 PM »
oxyclean and scalding tap water... then blast them out and hang...
This is what I did, but you have to be careful of the GM emblem. It will take the anodizing off if you don't disassemble them or leave that part out of the solution. It does do an amazing job.
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Re: Original seat belts
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2020, 05:57:25 PM »
oxyclean and scalding tap water... then blast them out and hang...
I used James process but did not place buckle end in solution.
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