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Dings in Plastic from Seat Belt

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by zhntr, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Jan 4, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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    zhntr

    zhntr [OP] Member

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    I have a 2012 AC and have noticed some dings in the rear door plastic from what appears to be the seat belt latch hitting the door when I release the belt.

    Looking for suggestions on how to protect that area.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    MGM Tacoma

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    intrested as well
     
  3. Jan 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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    tostidos

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    Don't let your seat belt go but guide it to the door.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    Mtn Tacoma

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    I'm not sure if the 12 have this buy my 13 has a 'rubber oval mat' that is located exactly where the seat belt returns to...this seems to help out with the plastic dings. Maybe you can get some of these for your 12
     
  5. Jan 6, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    Fink

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    Very interesting.

    I was going to suggest something similar to what they use on the door handle pockets to prevent your nails from scratching the paint. Just a clear "bra" type material.

    Fink[​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 6, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    6spd

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    pics of this thing? does it look attached to the b pillar or part of it?
     
  7. Jan 6, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Hmm mine is a 13 haha I didn't even notice this "rubber thing"
     
  8. Jan 6, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    Mine is a 2013 and I don't have it on mine. Of course, mine is a base model 4x4 regular cab so it probably wouldn't have it anyway. :D

    Fink[​IMG]
     
  9. Jan 6, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    pics huh
     
  10. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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  11. Jan 8, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    Maybe try plastidip on there?
     
  12. Jan 13, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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  13. Jan 13, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    CanisLupus

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    Deal with the really small dings (it's a truck) or just don't let the seatbelt go flying? :notsure:

    Matt
     
  14. Jan 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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    I have the same problem, mine looks exactly like your pic...
     
  15. Jan 29, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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  16. Jan 29, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    i put one of those sweat wrist bands on my passenger belt because the damn thing bounces off the plastic and rattles everytime I hit bumps
     
  17. Jan 29, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    x4, or simply don't use it would be another option

    :gossip:
     
  18. Feb 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    Put a piece of chafe tape along the door where it's being damaged.

    We use it on aircraft but it'll work for door dings too.

    Just google chafe tape protection. There'll be a bunch of online vendors
     
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