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Scotchgard seats good or bad idea?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Redfish, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    Redfish

    Redfish [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have the cloth seats in a 2011 tacoma. Is it a good idea to scotchgard them now or will it ruin the cloth?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    Cogge89

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    I had mine done from the dealership before buying it, seems to work well to me..
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    I did mine with the can right after I bought it. Didn't change the look at all. Couldn't tell it was on there. Kids got some chocolate on it and it came off with just the shop vac.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    rbeezy

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    good idea. it wont hurt the cloth at all.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    Redfish

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    thanks, does the auto parts store (auto zone, pep boys, etc) carry 303?
     
  8. Oct 26, 2010 at 2:49 AM
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    Try a marine/boating supply store or outdoor furniture shop. Order online if you have to, its worth the money and wait.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2010 at 3:25 AM
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    do it now + every 6 months
     
  10. Oct 26, 2010 at 4:10 AM
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    jandrews

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    Just go on ahead to custom leather and get it over with.
     
  11. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:34 AM
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    Gentle Ben

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    LOL, same here. Kids and chocolate.

    I scotchgard the upholstery on every new vehicle I get, and it has made cleanup easier.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    I did mine, no alterations to the sport cloth seats. also did the carpet and mats. It does take on a "scotch gardy" scent for a couple of weeks, but it goes away after a while.
     
  13. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    I am quite thankful I did mine.
     
  14. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    Revjled

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    Sorry to thread jump, but I just got 2011 last Saturday and also considering scotch guard diy for my truck. Any advice/instruction/per do or don't do per this scotch guard?
     
  15. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    first off, welcome! no need to apologize for reviving old threads, we actually encourage you to do so around here...



    sub'd just for curiosity...got the niece coming out next week...and she's three...


    i think we'll just be driving the wife's car for the next week hahaha
     
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    I put down plastic drop cloth on the doors, dash, console, winshield and any other non fabric surface, and then went to town on spraying all fabric. I let it dry and then gave it a second coat. Scotchgard dries to a white powder on nonfabric materials but wipes off easily.
     
  17. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    rme

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    I did mine 15 years ago so I really don't remember what it did to the fabric. I do it now about once a year....:(:confused:
     
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