How to clean seatbelts?

Discussion in 'Interior' started by Kourosh, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Kourosh

    Kourosh Member

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    Hi all!

    My seatbelts (in alpaca grey) are really dirty; the previous owner must have had really grubby hands!

    Anyway, they really let the rest of the interior down. Any suggestions as how I might clean them? A fairly virgorous rub ;) with a cloth soaked in various cleaning products did not seem to make much difference...


    Thanks
     
  2. leemanuel

    leemanuel Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    When i got my car it was filthy (got it off a mechanic!!) i ended up letting the belts soak in washing up powder over night!!! took them all off first - bit extreem i know, but im a picky sod:D
     
  3. ecossebev

    ecossebev Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    try some washing up liquid, warm water, a stiff nail brush and some elbow grease.
     
  4. The G.F.P

    The G.F.P Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    leave the windows open when going through the car wash ?
     
  5. lil.smartie

    lil.smartie Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ace laundry bleach in a green bottle from the supermarket works wonders on the pale grey interior on Smart Pure's that might do the trick here too.

    Kate
     
  6. zibmerc

    zibmerc Active Member

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    I have the same interior and sponge (standard dishwash variety-new) water,Daz fabric powder about 1 scoop and about 5 liters of warm water.

    As good as new! I must admit the rear ones are a bit tricky but perseverance and hardwork will pay off!
    For the rear seatbelts, I found that it was easier to opem the rear windows and access it from the outside.
     
  7. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

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    I have always found this type of product http://www.vanish.co.uk/vanish_laundry.shtml#pretreat together with a sniff nail brush and a little hot water to be particularly effective. I would be wary of using any strong bleaching products in case they weaken the fibres in the belt which give it strength.
     

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