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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Crispy, stiff seat belts

I have some Crow seat belts and it seems like once they get wet and dry out as well as being exposed to the sun after a while they get a little stiff and hard for the belt to slide through the buckle. Has anybody else had this problem or a way to soften the belts ? Didn't know if they sold a product or something that anyone has tried.
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Mine do the same. I just put up with it.

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I thought this thread was a joke when I saw the title and your screen name. Thought maybe they caught on fire

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yeah i see what you mean, it is kinda funny actually
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Has anyone discovered a solution for this?

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Has anyone discovered a solution for this?
Don't get them wet. haha
I put the quick snaps on my belts, when I wash the rhino I take them out so they don't get wet. I use the air compressor to blow the dirt out.
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i remember reading a thread on this at GD. if i remember correctly the answer was to take dryer sheets and rub them on the belt straps.
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Has anyone discovered a solution for this?
Don't get them wet. haha
I put the quick snaps on my belts, when I wash the rhino I take them out so they don't get wet. I use the air compressor to blow the dirt out.
I have been told by several people that water is the culprit. I like your quick snap idea.

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i remember reading a thread on this at GD. if i remember correctly the answer was to take dryer sheets and rub them on the belt straps.
Fabric softener... hmmm. Since my belts are so far gone, I'm going to try soaking them in a solution of Downy and water. If that doesn't work, I'm just going to replace them.

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FYI, you can send them back and get new belt material for around half the cost of new ones. The savings is in reusing the hardware. Just tell them you want them recertified. I used to do that to keep the dates current to pass tech.
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Never had my belts do that after getting wet, very interesting.


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I did the fabric softener experiment last weekend and the results are good. The webbing is much softer and more flexible. Overall the belts are much easier to adjust, and they smell good! The true test will be during Thanksgiving to see how well the belts stay tight - this is the main problem with crispy/stiff belts.

I mixed to two "large load" amounts of Downy with approx 4 gallons of water and soaked all of my belts for about 15 minutes. Then, hang them up to dry (don't rinse).

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I did the fabric softener experiment last weekend and the results are good. The webbing is much softer and more flexible. Overall the belts are much easier to adjust, and they smell good! The true test will be during Thanksgiving to see how well the belts stay tight - this is the main problem with crispy/stiff belts.

I mixed to two "large load" amounts of Downy with approx 4 gallons of water and soaked all of my belts for about 15 minutes. Then, hang them up to dry (don't rinse).
Good Idea with the fabric softener !
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I did the fabric softener experiment last weekend and the results are good. The webbing is much softer and more flexible. Overall the belts are much easier to adjust, and they smell good! The true test will be during Thanksgiving to see how well the belts stay tight - this is the main problem with crispy/stiff belts.

I mixed to two "large load" amounts of Downy with approx 4 gallons of water and soaked all of my belts for about 15 minutes. Then, hang them up to dry (don't rinse).
Im going to try this also, thanks for the research.
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