How to Clean Seat Belts

Posted by James Dudra on 1st Feb 2014

When it comes to cleaning our car's interiors, many times we forget entirely about seat belts. Just like any other part of a good detailing job, cleaning the seat belts is a relatively easy task with the right tools and products. Here's what you'll need to get started Stiff Scrubbing Brush

All Purpose Degreaser
Microfiber Towels

1) Start by extending the seat belt as far as you can and inserting a clip near the reel to prevent the belt from being pulled back. 

how to clean seat belts

2) Thoroughly spray down the seat belt with an All Purpose Cleaner and let set for a minute. 

spray down the seat belt with all purpose

3) Take your stiff scrubbing brush and work your way down the seat belt. Extremely soiled areas may require a second application of All Purpose Cleaner. 

scrub the seat belt

4) Once you're finished scrubbing, take a microfiber towel and wipe clean and dry. 

wipe dry with a microfiber towel

5) Let the seat belt dry completely before bringing the seat belt back into the reel. Otherwise you could end up with mildew due to the excess moisture.

If you continue to notice stains on the seat belt you may need to take the car to professional auto detailer and have them use a hot water extractor or steam machine to get completely clean.