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How do i clean mold from my car seat belts?

My car sat for about 3/4 mos with water inside on the passenger floor my carpets were torn out and replaced and my leather seats seem to have no trace of mold but my seat eblts are terrible.......it will cost almost $500 to replace the seat belts that are molded and i wanted to know if there is anything else i can do to clean them without compromising the integrity of my belts

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Hello, Have you tried pulling the belt outside the car and pressure washing it, then dry before releasing them back into the reel.
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Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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