Seat Belt Repair
Posted 08 January 2006 - 06:38 PM
Any help would be great.
Posted 08 January 2006 - 06:59 PM
Posted 08 January 2006 - 10:00 PM
Posted 08 January 2006 - 10:08 PM
Posted 08 January 2006 - 10:22 PM
Posted 09 January 2006 - 02:56 AM
On what I assume is a fairly late model car I'd agree that getting your money back and buying new belts is a safer and better option.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 06:58 AM
If they were to be repaired (if it were legal) the stitching aint gonna hit the same holes as the original stitching, that means that you have a repaired seatbelt that has hundreds of little perforations -
'Tear along the dotted line' :erm:
Posted 09 January 2006 - 01:02 PM
Posted 09 January 2006 - 01:06 PM
Posted 09 January 2006 - 01:08 PM
Yep, I have seen tensile test results from re-stitched webbing and believe me, the breaking strength drops alot!
I agree about the stitching. The only method I know of that's acceptable over here is to completely replace the old webbing with new when a seat belt is reconditioned. They don't re-stitch an old belt.
I would think that it would not be cost effective anyway to have a repair to be honest (disregarding all the other issues).
Posted 09 January 2006 - 02:36 PM
Since a new belt is between £30 and £40 from Securon, it's foolish not to replace them.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 02:46 PM
if it helps, i think i have a full set of grey belts spare in the garage?
Posted 09 January 2006 - 05:55 PM
I've got the period correct Kangol magnetic latch belts in my Mk1. I believe the only factory belts available at that time were the Kangols or the silver webbed Britax belts. I wanted to keep my seat belts. The modern replacements simply wouldn't look right in my car. I had about as much chance of finding NOS Kangols as I did finding rocking horse poo.
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