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My74W116

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Asbestos
« on: 17 March 2019, 01:38 PM »
Been transferring rear seatbelts from a donor ‘80 300SD to my ‘74 450SEL and after hours of working I had a moment of panic and now I’m worried I’ve been breathing and handling asbestos fibers for the last 3 hrs by moving and manipulation the insulating padding behind the seats of both cars?!?

Diesel 617

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Re: Asbestos
« Reply #1 on: 17 March 2019, 02:59 PM »
Horsehair is what the brown/green spongy/dry mess is. It pads the seats. The rear bench seat is some type of cotton plastic material. No asbestos worries.
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Re: Asbestos
« Reply #2 on: 18 March 2019, 02:35 AM »
They call it horse hair but it’s really coconut husk material. The sound damping sheet underneath is either cotton or a synthetic material. The only asbestos you would need to worry about is in the brake pads and some gaskets potentially.

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My74W116

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Re: Asbestos
« Reply #3 on: 18 March 2019, 08:55 AM »
Thank you for the help. It definitely was that sound dampening sheet that I worried about.