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I have some nice belts that are very dirty. I've read here about putting them in the top rack of the dishwasher, and that seems to be the best way to do it. Will it hurt the buckles, which are black plastic? Do I just blow them dry when done? I'd like to hear from anybody who has done this. Thanks.

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Im doing this tonight actually. I am taking my belts apart though.(removing latches). I'm dying mine from green to black.

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It's been said before, but you won't believe the difference a good cleaning will make on your belts. I filled a paint bucket 1/2 way up with hot water, added about 4-5 capfuls of simple green, threw all the belts (not the retractors) in the mix, and stirred it for about 5 minutes. The water gets REALLY dirty. Scrubbed the belts with a stiff brush (like a tire brush) to get the stubborn dirt out, and left the belts in overnight. Rinsed them with clean water the next day until the soap residue was gone, let them air dry for a while, and reinstalled them. They look so much better, and really feel like new. It's very easy to do so I recommend it.

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I cleaned a set of belts three night ago,I didnt want to go as far as taking the buckels off and letting them soak so I got a can of foaming carpet cleaner and srayed it on thick and let it set in and scrubbed them real good with a stiff bristle brush.It softened them up alot and they look 100% cleaner,I guess thats an easy way to do it.

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I used a 5 gal bucket with mixed with purple cleaner (super clean?) by Castrol...

Left them in for 1 week in my basement. NO buckles or plastic just belts and male buckle. Came out like new.. water was so nasty.

Took them out and used a hose to rinse out.

Most did not require a touchup after all the dirt was gone. Only the ones that were faded badly.



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I took the plastic buckles and buttons off mine, then tied one pair of belts at a time in a pillow case, and threw them in the washing machine. Didnt try the dryer though, just hung them up to dry. They turned out like new, soft and clean.

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