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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Getting mold out of seatbelts

Has anyone had a problem with mold on seatbelts. I haven't been driving the Jeep lately, and in our last storms water got inside and now I have mold on the seats, carpet, steering wheel, seatbelts, rollbar covers, etc.

I am getting new seats, rhino lining the interior, the rest looks like it can be cleaned. (it is white fuzzy mold) but I am not sure about the seatbelts. I have read vinegar and bleach, but I don't want to put bleach on the seatbelts. Maybe the seatbelts are toast?

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Re: Getting mold out of seatbelts

Definitely don't use vinegar or bleach. Every manufacturer's instructions I've seen has said mild soap and water. Try that, and then let them dry completely. If that doesn't do it to your saticfaction, replace them.
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Re: Getting mold out of seatbelts

Make a paste of water and baking soda, brush belts with it then wipe off. That should do the trick without hurting them.
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Re: Getting mold out of seatbelts

Thanks guys. I'll try one or both and go from there. Something else to do this weekend
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Re: Getting mold out of seatbelts

I had mine rained on and mold set in, overpowering with the top up. I bought three bottles of Lysol Disinfectant Spray and used them all up all over the inside. That stuff kills everything and doesn't bleach fabric. No problem or smell since.
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Re: Getting mold out of seatbelts

I wonder if the mold eats the fabric of the belt, weakening it? If in doubt at all, I'd replace them.

You don't want them failing at the wrong time (but is there a right time?)
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Re: Getting mold out of seatbelts

Try Tilex mold and mildew remover on a small area. It works in showers.
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Re: Getting mold out of seatbelts

there is a mildew remover that they make for boats. here is the link. It should work on your Jeep. I used to use it in detailing and it works great [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] http://www.shop.com/op/aprod-p186489...ver?sourceid=3
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Re: Getting mold out of seatbelts

NOT TILEX! It contains chlorine bleach, a no-no on seatbelts.
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