Belt Dressing?

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

  1. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    roflmao! And you do EVERYTHING by the book to the letter right?
  2. poncho62

    poncho62 Active Member 2 Years 100 Posts

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

    Buy a new belt.
  3. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    it only worked with the V-belt as does belt dressing. Replacement is the only option with serpentine.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2013
  4. Goldie

    Goldie Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.
  5. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida Rockstar 4 Years 100 Posts

    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.
  6. The Heater

    The Heater Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.

    Mr. Goldie, thank you for serving in the U.S. Marines. I appreciate your service and that of every Marine. I always feel better when there are Marines around.
  7. Jamm3r

    Jamm3r Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Works great on dress belts but I'd never use it on the belt for my jeans.
  8. Dana W

    Dana W Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    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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