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Old 25-06-2014, 11:22 PM   #11
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The best way I've found to clean the belts, is to pull them out fully and soak them in a bucket of water a washing powder. Worked a treat In my r26.
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Old 25-06-2014, 11:31 PM   #12
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Daniels Blue 182.

Nice project. With the belts the above advice is spot on. Just undo the torx bolt at the bottom of the belt and you can then get 90% of the belt out of the car to save getting any water on the interior. close the door and clean it. I also used a nail brush to gently scrub the belts and also using hot water will make the washing powder work better.

This worked perfectly with my 182 belts and you'll be surprised how well they come up. Will make a huge difference.
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Old 26-06-2014, 07:23 AM   #13
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Regarding the belts I did similar to the above although for the best results:

First wash your panels down (will explain why later)

Next take pull your belts until they reach the end of their travel (and undo the torx bolt at the bottom which holds the belt in place)

Next take as much of the belt out of the car and shut the car door, effectively trapping the belt in the door shut and leaving most of the belt outside the car

Then, with the help of a friend ask them to and tension to the belt so it is flat against the side of the car (preferably the glass so you dont have it resting on the paint! This is why I mentioned to clean your panels too)

Finally with the belt laid flat and your friend holding it in place get a pressure washer and blast the dirt off (make sure you do both sides)

They will literally come up like new.
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Old 26-06-2014, 07:25 AM   #14
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I have got a video and some pictures somewhere. The pressure washer really does help.
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Old 26-06-2014, 07:44 AM   #15
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Also a steam cleaner is worth having! I bought a cheap one a while back and it has been great at cleaning interiors, engine bay etc!!
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Old 26-06-2014, 09:17 AM   #16
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Hi Dan,

Great thread this! Absolutely love the colour of this too! Nice steady progressing project - Excellent work indeed
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Old 27-06-2014, 06:43 PM   #17
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Thank you for the tips with the belts, worked an absolute treat as you'll see later in the thread Thanks again





Rinsed the car down initially.



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Then put the belts in washing powder.


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And washed the car with Chem guys glossworks





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Fitted a new number plate bulb, LED SMD!




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Car was clayed with Bilt hamber medium, glazed with Prima amigo and waxed with Collinite #915


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It then rained today so I took some beading pics




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Here are the seatbelts, came up so well!!



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Old 27-06-2014, 07:39 PM   #18
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Great work Dan, nice car, looks like you have done a brilliant job of smartening up the interior!

Must sort my seat belts out now I've seen this.
I'm inspired
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Old 27-06-2014, 07:41 PM   #19
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Great looking ride ! Keep it on .
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Old 28-06-2014, 10:45 AM   #20
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Your making me want to clean mine. Especially the belts. Good work
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