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post #1 of 6 Old 03-19-2009, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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stp belt dressing dose it work good? or dose it just make the belt slip?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-19-2009, 01:25 PM
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Re: stp belt dressing

Do you have squeaky belts, or are they already slipping?

I never used that particular product - but I have an old tube of "belt grip" (from my '78 Plymouth Volare!), and I'll occasionally use it on the tractor belts.

It's messy... but is always my first attempt at a fix if I feel a little slipping or get some noise in the drive or deck belts.

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Re: stp belt dressing

just squeaky my son was telling me about the stp I never heard of it befor. hopeing some of you my have use it
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Re: stp belt dressing

I have had good luck with STP products in the past. I have not used their belt dressing, but I just tried Prestone belt dressing on a slipping drive belt on my Craftsman Garden tractor. It worked like a charm....after I degreased and thoroughly washed off the belt and pulley. It says it is good for the squeaky ones too. Hope you have as good of luck as I did.
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Re: stp belt dressing

Belt dressing tends to treat the symptom, not the cause. Always best to look for the cause as the dressing tends to pick up dirt and wear on the pulleys.

If a belt is so worn that it bottoms out in the pulley, the belt needs replacing. If the pulley is so worn that the belt bottoms out, the pulley needs replacing. You might be able to buy some time by buying a thicker belt or you might be able to machine the pulley.

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-19-2009, 11:22 AM
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Re: stp belt dressing

Best thing I've used on slipping belts for a temporary "fix" is pine rosin,I dont know if you can still buy it nowadays--it used to come in a cardboard tube like grease comes stores used to have it..pine pitch from a pine tree works well too..

But it's true all "belt dressings" usually only work temporarily,and usually end up doing the belt more harm than good,by softening it or getting it glazed and making it slip worse's a crutch more than a to fix the real cause,as suggested..I used the rosin on my snowblower belts,that slipped from getting wet mostly..
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