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 is it safe to dye seatbelts

 Created by: racingflea
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 Posted: May 23, 2013 07:41AM
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Our host sells them. 

 Posted: May 23, 2013 06:14AM
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your right guys ill just have to brake down and buy a set. I want retractable 3 point black

 Posted: May 23, 2013 06:03AM
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Yes, you "can" dye belts so long as it's a natural/organic dye. You do NOT want to use anything chemical or solvant based. This will ruin the belt. Keep in mind that belts are specifically engineered to do 2 things. Stretch slightly in an accident, and save your life.

Can you change the design of a life support system? Sure.. Should you? Not unless you know what you're doing and you are sure it will not change the capability of the system.


dklawson makes a great point as well. Your belts are OLD. Just spend the money to get new ones. Seat belts DO have a shelf life. They are not good forever. In my certifications for first response, and military training, I've actually seen snapped old seat belts. "Old" belts from the 80's... They lose elasticity, and wear down causing them to thin out. So if 80's belts are considered old and fragile, think of what yours are.

Not looking to make you feel bad for trying to do it without breaking the bank, but this is probably one of the places to spend some real money.. it could save your life some day.

 Posted: May 23, 2013 04:24AM
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Gary, seat belts being safety items should not be messed with.  If the "good" belt is from 1985 it almost 30 years old while the other belt is even older.  Though seat belts are not cheap this is not any area to overlook or skimp on.  Shop around and buy a new set of generic front belts.  Static 3-points are not too expensive. 

Remember that Charlie needs a dad.

Doug L.
 Posted: May 22, 2013 08:12PM
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Ive got a dark brown one I have to use. its from a 85 mini lhd.  my car is  titled as a 70( but has sliding windows ect build is 1968.). My interior is black seats carpet dash and door cards. car I dye the belt black or should I look for a complete black set front and rear. If I need to look for a complete set, does any one have a set