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Old 17-11-2019, 06:54 PM   #1
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Seat belts!

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I have just acquired a new (to me) car. The supplying dealer thought it was a good idea to clean the seat belts.....and then not leave them clipped in. This has caused mould to develop and I'm not sure how to tackle it!? I have cleaned it with a household anti-bacterial cleaner just to, well, make them a little more hygienic but not sure how to actually get the mould off? The seat belts are beige/tan colour.

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Old 18-11-2019, 10:26 PM   #2
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I would try cleaning the mould physically on both sides while extended, maybe a soft bristled brush, then leaving each to soak in a bucket. I would use Autosmart Bio Brisk as the cleaning solution (maybe 10:1).

I would leave fully extended until completely dry.

Not sure how to clean the inside of the mechanism if its got mould in there, obvioulsy you'd probably need to remove them first.
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Old 19-11-2019, 03:27 AM   #3
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I would try cleaning the mould physically on both sides while extended, maybe a soft bristled brush, then leaving each to soak in a bucket. I would use Autosmart Bio Brisk as the cleaning solution (maybe 10:1).

I would leave fully extended until completely dry.

Not sure how to clean the inside of the mechanism if its got mould in there, obvioulsy you'd probably need to remove them first.
^^Good advice! Clothes pegs/hair clips can help to keep the belts extended. Also, if you can't get hold of Bio Brisk or similar, biological laundry liquid at 40:1 with warm water is also appropriate. I final wipe down with 15:1 white vinegar solution should kill any remaining spores. Good luck
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Sorry not trying to jack this thread! What is the best way to clean light coloured seatbelts? Cheers
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Sorry not trying to jack this thread! What is the best way to clean light coloured seatbelts? Cheers
Follow the suggestions here, except you might want to up the concentration of your APC and the soaking time if you use a bucket. Use warm water, and if you have any really bad stains, try some oxygen bleach stain remover for spot treatment. Good luck
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Cheers will invest in two cheap buckets. Also what do you define as warm?
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Cheers will invest in two cheap buckets. Also what do you define as warm?
No worries. Just hand hot (comfortable to use with hands), so probably 35-40 degrees C.
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