on fords that need strapping or webbing pads under things like radiators. I have cut up retired ratchet straps that had frayed sections. I have don the same with old leather belts.. or craft leather in largier pieces ( boiled or tanned leather ). In emergency i have used inner tube as well. ;)
weatherstrip cement holds good but WILL lift paint if you remove it. also do not apply it to un-well cured or at least cured catylised paint.