Jane asked: How do I remove sunscreen build up from an auto seatbelt? This is a mixture of sunscreen and body sweat when returning home from the beach.
Be careful when choosing a method for cleaning your seatbelts. Although many cleaning products might work, an unfortunate side effect occurs when they weaken the fibers of the belt, which translates into a potentially dangerous situation. For the safest clean, choose a product designed for use on seatbelts.
You Will Need:
- Seat Belt Cleaner and Spot Remover
- Nylon bristle brush
- Bucket or bowl
- Safety goggles and gloves (recommended)
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Shake the bottle of seat belt cleaner well before use.
- For regular soil, dilute the cleaner with one part water to one part cleaner. For tougher jobs, use it full strength.
- Use the sponge to apply the cleaner to the seat belt strap.
- Wait 15 seconds.
- Scrub the belt with the nylon brush. Watch closely to ensure you’re not damaging the fibers.
- Rinse the sponge and apply clean water to rinse.
- Repeat as necessary.
Additional Tips and Advice
- To prevent water stains from appearing on the seat belt strap, ensure that the belts are evenly wet before you stop working with them. Wipe them with the wet sponge until the moisture is equally distributed over the surface.
- The product is specially formulated to break up grease, including sunscreen.
- Spot treat tough stains with the product before you begin. For best results, clean the entire seatbelt.