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Faded Seatbelts

DonJ

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47 years have taken their toll on my black seatbelts. Has anyone tried to dye them? If so, how did you do it.

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LarryK

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Might want to replace them as they are 47 yrs. old. They might not hold up to some texter hitting you.
 
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You can, but that wasn't the original question. The links I put up, one mentions a place that does that...cost him $139 for one shoulder belt.
All things are possible with Jaguars once you understand their appetite for one hundred dollar bills.

One of the discussions I read on faded belts is, maybe they are weaker, but at 1% who cares.
Probably the sheet metal they bold to is thinner, too, and will fail long before the belt does.
 

PAUL161

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Seems there was a place named, "Snake Oil", or something like that, that rebuilt belts. PJ

OK, the name is spelled -Ssnake-Oyl!
 
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Tried using rit dye on seat-belts before, and it only looks great from a distance. Your best option is to get a new one.

Apparently reading what is posted is too difficult.
So, I will re-post it (from above) and it will explain why Rit doesn't work. We know that. Acid dye will, so here is the re-post:

Most folks will tell you nylon webbed seat belts won't take a dye. All sorts of "never work" discussions.
Read this:

https://www.g3gm.com/t5945-dyeing-seat-belts

Acid dye...your dye mixed with vinegar.

https://www.jacquardproducts.com/acid-dye.html
 

DJames

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Well it's 2-1/2 years later and I still haven't done anything about this.:wink-new: However I just stumbled across www.safetyrestore.com, who can re-web new belts using the original hardware and buckles. Wondering if anyone has had any dealings with them.
 

healeyblue

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I used safetyrestore on a wreck rebuild I did to reset the airbag module and seat belt tensioners. I have not used them for replacing the webbing but have seen peoples cars who did change the webbing for a different color and the work was well done. They had a fast turn around and the workmanship with my stuff was well done.
 
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