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Dyeing Seatbelts by lildevil
Started on: 03-02-2014 12:22 AM
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Anyone done it? What dye did you use and how did it turn out? I need to redo mine in black. I've used the rattle can dye but it didn't cover the way I wanted and made the belts stiff. I was thinking using RIT but was wondering if theres something new everyone was using.
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Lildevil...clean them very WELL...get ALL the salt and dirt out of them and then let them dry completely first or the dye will not hold well or evenly.

Now drench these belts in several coats on both sides of the belt with dupli-color interior cloth and vinyl dye.

Let them completely dry...They will be a little stiff at first like you mentioned...just work them a little with your hands for a few minutes rolling the belt mesh and they loosen up very nicely.

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Ive never seen any dye (like RIT) stick on Nylon belts. Some of the spray can paint for vinyl may work, but its only temporary. You can order custom belts in any color you want. I know a lot of muscle car owners that have gotten them to match their original interior colors.
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Best thing you can do is get brand new belts in Black material. I bought some from Phil back in the day. Best thing ever. I have a feeling dye will loosen up I'm sure over time, but it will never have that loose soft feeling that you get with new ones that are not sprayed on color. Just my opinion though.
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I'd love to replace the belts but with two kids less then 2 years old the funds won't allow it. I may try the dupli color again since your belts look alot better then the way mine came out TXOPIE.

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Dyeing seat belt, even washing, can change the belt fabric is bad ways. Dye can reduce belt strength.

Rit and many other won't work. Dye that works will "attack" the Nylon and alter the chemistry. May look ok to you but tension strength can be reduce allot. Not Good in a wreck.

Pull out the belt and carefully block the belt from retracting.
Clean with Simple Green, Woolite, etc. then let belt dry completely.

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