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Question Seat belt causing scuffing mark on inside of door

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Is it just me or does anyone have a slight problem with 'scuffing' marks where teh seatbelt hits the door on the 3-door model?

When I take off my seat belt, it tends to bounce back hitting off the plastic inside of the door, and leaves a white mark.

Obviously, one solution is to be more gentle when taking off seatbelt - but I used to have a 5 door and it was no problem. Other than that, I thought of putting a bit of masking/plumbers tape on the edge of the seatbelt 'buckle'...

Just me, yeh?
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Re: Seat belt causing scuffing mark on inside of door

No mate definately not just you. I have had this problem on all 3 door cars, especially the GP. Im guessing its got something to do with the size of the doors. I dont think there really is an answer other than just being careful like you say because you cant cover the metal itself so that will always be on show.

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Hello,

Is it just me or does anyone have a slight problem with 'scuffing' marks where teh seatbelt hits the door on the 3-door model?

When I take off my seat belt, it tends to bounce back hitting off the plastic inside of the door, and leaves a white mark.

Obviously, one solution is to be more gentle when taking off seatbelt - but I used to have a 5 door and it was no problem. Other than that, I thought of putting a bit of masking/plumbers tape on the edge of the seatbelt 'buckle'...

Just me, yeh?
its just a gp problemisssm thingymebob....bad seat belt design i think.i just tell people to place it back before they take the belt off i used explain why but i dont carry passengers anymore that solved it .................
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Re: Seat belt causing scuffing mark on inside of door

my seatbelts starting to wear. its when i put it on it must rub. i thinks.
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Re: Seat belt causing scuffing mark on inside of door

cant you get that clear protective cling film stuff, which you put over stuff to protect it (usually bumpers)
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Re: Seat belt causing scuffing mark on inside of door

Could be a shout. Where'd you get that? Halfords and the like?
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i saw it in a demon tweeks catalog about 3 yrs ago
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Re: Seat belt causing scuffing mark on inside of door

Yeah that is good stuff, very popular in the US at the minute. The only thing is its where do you stop with it to not make it look stupid. Certainly worth a look though and it shouldnt be expensive.

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Re: Seat belt causing scuffing mark on inside of door

well you should be able to apply it with a heat gun, so its invisable, and then you can just replace it every few months when it starts to look crap.
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well you should be able to apply it with a heat gun, so its invisable, and then you can just replace it every few months when it starts to look crap.
Oh right, the stuff i have seen is still visible, not much but gives a shiny finish.

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Re: Seat belt causing scuffing mark on inside of door

i have i bit of rubber where my seatbelt hits.
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Re: Seat belt causing scuffing mark on inside of door

Might be a shout.... something thinand black to attach...
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Re: Seat belt causing scuffing mark on inside of door

this happened to me when i first got it but now i always put the seat belt back by hand and all is well
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this happened to me when i first got it but now i always put the seat belt back by hand and all is well
- just be gentle and you'll be right
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