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Old 04-23-2014, 09:16 AM
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What`s the best thing to use to clean my seatbelts? I`ve used armor all cleaning wipes but they don`t work on the stuff rubbed into them. They`re not that dirty, just a build up of ground in dirt/staining from the last 5 years.
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It can be a slow process but here is what works for me; you will need the following:

1 - Hot water
2 - Wet Vac
3 - Depending on soil level you might want to use some upholstery cleaning solution, such as Oxy-Clean Spray or Fantastic.

a - Wet the seat belts with a spray of hot water, practically soaking them.
b - Vacuum them as thorough as you can.
c - Spray your solution (let it soak in to work) or if not too soiled continue with the hot water.
d - Vacuum again.
e - Rinse and repeat as required until they are as clean as you can get them.

If they are really soiled you may have to get someone to help you by spraying on the water/solution while at the same time vacuuming from the opposite side. This will draw the water/solution through the material. Do this again but then reverse the side which gets the water/solution.

You should always try and rinse the solution as best as you can.
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go to home hardware or home depot and get folex. the best, safest, cheapest, cleaner on the market. spray on, agitate, blot. stain gone.

http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/in...8041?Ntt=folex
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Cleaning seat belts with any liquid is not good. Aircraft seat belts are just usually replaced. Water and cleaning fluids weaken them. A slip on seat belt cover will keep them clean and the cover can be cleaned. It's very tempting to clean them to make them look pretty but they lose tensile strength.
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Is this stuff safe for carpets and cloth seats? Headliner?
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Cleaning seat belts with any liquid is not good. Aircraft seat belts are just usually replaced. Water and cleaning fluids weaken them. A slip on seat belt cover will keep them clean and the cover can be cleaned. It's very tempting to clean them to make them look pretty but they lose tensile strength.
I've never heard of this before. I would think it would take many many many cleanings before that would happen. Think of denim pants (closest thing I can think that compares to seat belt material) - how many times you can wash that before it's weak enough to pull apart...

So, curiosity piqued... Google says to not use hydrocarbon based cleaners.
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Is this stuff safe for carpets and cloth seats? Headliner?
absolutley. it is actually a carpet cleaner.

check it out. it is amazing stuff.

http://www.folexcompany.com/folex-facts/
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I purchased Folex because Primo had recommended it in another post and it is amazing stuff. Purchased a older car that had a couple or cans of Coke left in it over winter and they had exploded spraying pop all over the headliner and seats this stuff cleaned up the headliner easily by spraying on and blotting off. Pretreated the heavily pop soaked areas before shampooing and they came out great. Seat belts are all that is left to do so I will try the method suggested in this thread. Thanks Primo saved me some time and money trying to find something that would work. There was another product called The Real Deal that we used use on campers and it seemed to work better that Folex but is no longer available ?
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I purchased Folex because Primo had recommended it in another post and it is amazing stuff. Purchased a older car that had a couple or cans of Coke left in it over winter and they had exploded spraying pop all over the headliner and seats this stuff cleaned up the headliner easily by spraying on and blotting off. Pretreated the heavily pop soaked areas before shampooing and they came out great. Seat belts are all that is left to do so I will try the method suggested in this thread. Thanks Primo saved me some time and money trying to find something that would work. There was another product called The Real Deal that we used use on campers and it seemed to work better that Folex but is no longer available ?
i cant say im familiar with the real deal.

i like folex because is is safe, non toxic, cheap and seems to work as advertised. glad it helped out in your situation!
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