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    The pantyhose thing may have worked for a few miles 50 years ago.....with todays vehicles, not a chance.

    Buy a new belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poncho62 View Post
    The pantyhose thing may have worked for a few miles 50 years ago.....with todays vehicles, not a chance. Buy a new belt.
    it only worked with the V-belt as does belt dressing. Replacement is the only option with serpentine.
    Last edited by BurbanMan; 11-27-2013 at 08:56 PM.

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    Thanks for some stimulating reading and good info. Interesting enough the can label says it is for serpentine belts as well as v-belts. (Don't fired up folks, I'm not going to use it on my serpentine belt.) I don't need a new serpentine as of yet, but may give it a try on the v-belt of my riding mower.

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    I just caught this old post. The last time I used belt dressing was around 1994 and after it eat up the internals of the alternator the very next day, I would never use it again. Come to think about it, I haven't seen belt dressing in the stores for a long time.

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    I think you can find belt dressing next to Fuster Banana's Snake Oil Elixor and Mort's Chrome Muffler Bearings.

    This is a product that creates a need by its own marketing. If the belt is not working properly, you replace it. Even on a riding mower.

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    Works great on dress belts but I'd never use it on the belt for my jeans.
    Minneapolis area - 1997 K2500 regular cab long bed + 8.5' Western Unimount plow + modified transmission + 2nd battery + modified camper charge circuit + 1971 Cayo camper -and- 2004 4x4 Suburban 2500 8.1 + Maxbrake controller + 2nd battery + modified trailer charge circuit + Reese receiver, pulls 30' Airstream trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorthFlorida View Post
    I just caught this old post. The last time I used belt dressing was around 1994 and after it eat up the internals of the alternator the very next day, I would never use it again. Come to think about it, I haven't seen belt dressing in the stores for a long time.
    Gotta think it was the alternator in the first place. Belt dressing is bad for the belt, but it only increases friction, doesn't eat alternators.

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