Belt Dressing?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Upkeep' started by Goldie, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Goldie

    Goldie Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I found a can of STP belt dressing spray while rummaging about in the garage. I haven't used it but was wondering what other members thought of it.
  2. 08_rado_rocker

    08_rado_rocker Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    I've had bad experiences with belt dressing in the past... Squeals and premature wear were the results when I used it. That was on Kristine, v-belt drives.. I've never used it on a serpentine system before.
  3. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    I think you are only supposed to use dressings on V-belts. Never use them on a serpentine.
  4. Guardrail

    Guardrail Member

    Throw it in the garbage where it belongs.
  5. poncho62

    poncho62 Active Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Belt dressing is only a temporary a new belt if it needs it
  6. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    If you have noise use some Ivry soap on them that stops the noise
  7. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member 1 Year 500 Posts

    Belt dressing? Your talking about soda right?! Lol
  8. The Heater

    The Heater Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts

    No, the manufacturers don't want you to use that crap.
  9. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member 1 Year 500 Posts

    lol they don't recommend panty hose for temporary v belt replacement either. Don't mean it doesn't work lol
  10. The Heater

    The Heater Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts

    Yeah, you're the guy who doesn't think he has to follow instructions on packing his parachute either. Go ahead and do everything your way. Some people just don't know how to follow instructions. The prisons are filled with them.

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