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A place where restoration project-type threads can go to avoid falling off the main page in the WIX hangar. Feel free to start threads on Restoration projects and/or warbird maintenance here. Named in memoriam for Gary Austin, a good friend of the site and known as RetroAviation here. He will be sorely missed.
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How do you clean . . . .

Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:50 am

A seat belt and harness (Harness, Aircraft Safety, Shoulder Adjustable Type, MB-1A)?

Washing it, would damage the leather parts, right?

So, how do I clean it?

Thank you.



Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:39 am

Mild soap and water on the webbing (sparingly), and saddle soap on the leather.

Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:32 am

Thank you!



Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:43 pm

a diluted vinegar & water solution will help too along with a scrub brush & thorough rinse. removes mildew / mold. try it on an inconspicuous area 1st, to test compatibility. it worked wonders!!!! let thoroughly dry in a well aired area......... it worked wonders on a canvas navigator's case that i bought that was horribly stained, turned out like new. got the info from a a canvas / fabric restorer.

Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:20 am

Thanks, Tom.

BTW, if you see your friend in OH, please ask him if he has had the time to check for the PT-19 stuff in the barn.



Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:19 pm

Tulio, the weapons collectors clean their web gear with a mixture of Woolite and warm water. If you rinse and still smell Woolite, rinse again.

Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:39 am

Thank you, Rick.

I am going to try the Woolite approach.

I know for sure, that I am going to use Pecard's for the leather, since I have had good experience with that product on old rifle slings.

Thank you, to all.


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