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Hi All, wanted some advice on  how to use the seat belt material supplied with a P/E kit. It does seem at first a bit of a stupid question, but I'm wondering what you guys would do..

I would normally just use a strip of Tamiya masking tape, cut to length & sprayed semi-gloss black.

But this kit came with the shown material. It does look much better.

My problem, and question, is that it is a sticky sheet. The white backing peels off, and the underside is sticky, I do not want to stick the seat belt, just want to mount it. So what have you guys done with this in the past? It seems a bit too thick to stick two lengths together. I'm currently leaning towards ditching it, and going with sprayed Tamiya masking tape. The only reason I'm asking the question, is that this stuck looks much better...

Thanks...

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I have no experience with this, but.....

Could you cut a strip and spray color on the sticky side (so it would no longer stick)? Maybe rubbing alcohol or something similar would take the adhesive backing off. You could try it on a small sample to see if it turns out ok.

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If the sticky side has transparent adhesive (so the seat belt color is visible, you could stick it to a piece of Saran Wrap then cut the belts out.

Another idea is to remove the adhesive. Naphtha (Ronsonol lighter fluid) should soften and melt this type of adhesive, but it might be messy.  But the adhesive backing might also be preventing the material itself from fraying.

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I've been using masking tape for seat belts for years. I cut the tape to the widths I need and stick them on a piece of wax paper and hand paint the strips the color I want. When dry I peel them off, thread them through the hardware and fold over the ends. I'll then cut them to exact length and use a dab or two of 5-Minute epoxy to glue them to the seats. This seems to work well for me.

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I've been using masking tape for seat belts for years. I cut the tape to the widths I need and stick them on a piece of wax paper and hand paint the strips the color I want. When dry I peel them off, thread them through the hardware and fold over the ends. I'll then cut them to exact length and use a dab or two of 5-Minute epoxy to glue them to the seats. This seems to work well for me.

Hi High Octane!, do you have a good photo example? love to see it. Thanks...

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I've been using masking tape for seat belts for years. I cut the tape to the widths I need and stick them on a piece of wax paper and hand paint the strips the color I want. When dry I peel them off, thread them through the hardware and fold over the ends. I'll then cut them to exact length and use a dab or two of 5-Minute epoxy to glue them to the seats. This seems to work well for me.

same here. In 1.25th scale the pattern looks great

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Warning about masking tapes: some off-brands after couple of years turn brittle, the adhesive dries up and turns into powder. On other brands adhesive "melts" and starts oozing out.  If you use masking tape in permanent applications (like seat belts or vinyl tops) at least use brand-name one (like 3M).  They have better quality adhesive.

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Warning about masking tapes: some off-brands after couple of years turn brittle, the adhesive dries up and turns into powder. On other brands adhesive "melts" and starts oozing out.  If you use masking tape in permanent applications (like seat belts or vinyl tops) at least use brand-name one (like 3M).  They have better quality adhesive.

I do use 3M brand tan colored masking tape for just about all my masking as well as seat belt material.

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