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JG_Detailing
May 3rd, 2004, 02:17 PM
Does Scotch guard really work on the fabric inside a car? And how often do you have to use it?

jfelbab
May 3rd, 2004, 02:27 PM
That's a really good question and one I've had.

I bought a couple cans of SG that I was going to use on the carpet floor mats. When I read the instructions on the can of SG it said not to use it on carpets. I wound up putting the cans of SG back on the shelf and there they sit.

Any one know about how or if this stuff can be safely used?

majik1
May 3rd, 2004, 02:51 PM
ive used it on all my cars....one of the first things i did after buying my pt cruiser last year.....ive had good results.....its protection against small spills, drips etc......dont expect it to keep that giant slurpee you dropped on the flooor from soaking in....
i got mine from the auto section of wal-mart....its scotch guard protector/ fabric and upholstery.....even has a picture of a car on front.......
just follow directions on can, test in an inconspicuos place 1st, wipe w white cloth see if color comes up......then use 2 light coats rather than one thick coat.......it smells for a while so use it in well ventilated area.....and when you know ur not gonna be using the car.....afterwards u cant tell its there....till u spill something.....just wipe the spill off thenn......hope this helps.....

gb387
May 3rd, 2004, 02:57 PM
I use it several times a year on my vehicles, I am still up in the air if it really does anything. I have used it many years now in my vehicles and never really given it a good test, just gives me peace of mind. I don't allow anything to dangerous in my truck anyway, just water or pop in a SEALED container no eating/smoking/whatever! Am I crazy?

atclew
May 3rd, 2004, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by chevyman2001
Does Scotch guard really work on the fabric inside a car? And how often do you have to use it?

Howdy all,

After being in the Army, and in the field quite a bit (we used Scotchguard even when it went out of style :D ). I feel compelled to throw my two cents worth in.

Scotchguard is great when applied correctly, the best analogy I can think of to describe it's usefulness, is when we used it on a large canvas tent (GP medium to you other ole army types) that, in the dark of night, looks like a planetarium from the inside. A couple of cans of that stuff later, along with torrential rains; We stayed as dry as a scorpion in the desert.

Scotchguard really can be used on any sort of fabric, but like previously posted, you should really test it out on an area that is inconspicuous. Spray just enough of it to get the material wet, it will dry into the fabric on it's own without needing to "work it in".

I have used it on all my cars that I have owned since '95. To get a good thorough protection, I applied it about 3 separate times. I'd also recommend covering up your dash or any other parts of the car you do not want to accidentally apply Scotchguard to. Make sure you use good ventilation, of course. Scotchguard is not meant to repel water/liquids indefinitely but it buys you quite a bit of time to get a towel or napkin to dry the spill up without staining your interior.

Some years back, I spilled nearly half a can of soda onto the front seat of my car. I was able to safely pull off of the freeway a few miles down the road and clean the mess up without any sort of stain on the seat.

I've rambled on enough, I hope this helps someone out. And I hope I've covered all the topics brought up.

mopar
Jun 10th, 2004, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by gb387
I use it several times a year on my vehicles, I am still up in the air if it really does anything. I have used it many years now in my vehicles and never really given it a good test, just gives me peace of mind. I don't allow anything to dangerous in my truck anyway, just water or pop in a SEALED container no eating/smoking/whatever! Am I crazy?
glad to here im not the only one like that.it drives my g/f crazy

Mike Phillips
Jun 10th, 2004, 08:04 AM
I heard Scotch Guard was taken off the market for a while?

Does anyone know anything about that?

Mike

Tim Lingor
Jun 10th, 2004, 09:09 AM
Hey,

I can not answer Mike's question, but I have used it for years and will continue using the stuff!

About 9 years ago, I just bought a brand new Ford Ranger 4x4. Beautiful truck!!! :xyxthumbs I was coming home from work when I decided to stop at McRonchies Drive-thru for some food. Anyway, I left with food and a Super sized Cola sitting in my console's cupholder. I was just around the corner from home when a Taxi decides to pull a U-turn. BAM! Nailed me hard! The Super size Cola went flying, all over the interior!!! What a mess. I cvould still drive the truck home and decided to try and clean the carpet. Well, I am really glad that I had Scotch Guarded the interior as it came right off! So, yep, I am a believer!


Tim

Jimmy Buffit
Jun 10th, 2004, 09:59 AM
Scotchgard Homepage (http://www.3m.com/us/home_leisure/scotchgard/carpet.jhtml)

I did The Mats and carpet of my Miata quite thoroughly in January...

I hope this pic shows half the mat pressure washed, and the top edge beading overspray, after 5 months. It a different brand of fabric protector, but the basic flourocarbon formula.

Jim

Jimmy Buffit
Jun 10th, 2004, 10:04 AM
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=10078

jfelbab
Jun 10th, 2004, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
I heard Scotch Guard was taken off the market for a while?

Does anyone know anything about that?

Mike

Might be referring to this?

http://www.chemicalindustryarchives.org/dirtysecrets/scotchgard/1.asp

Tim Lingor
Jun 12th, 2004, 06:45 AM
Hey jfelbab


Now that was an interesting article!!! Thanks for posting it!



Tim

2000
Jun 12th, 2004, 07:55 AM
yikes!!!!!!!!!!food wrappers too! thanks for posting that! that will make me think twice.:(

Cat ji
May 21st, 2011, 12:47 PM
So...? As far as I know it is still available - or at least similar stuff is, like Auto Armor which the dealer wanted to use in my new car but I deleted it from the list because I didn't want them doing the paint sealer /"glaze". So here I am trying to find out how messy it is when you spray it, and I find this! :0

Buck91
Jun 10th, 2011, 06:12 AM
How DOES Scotchguard compare to the 303 Fabric protection (http://www.303products.com/shop303/index.cfm/category/66/303-high-tech-fabric-guard.cfm)?

Jossy92
Jun 11th, 2011, 06:00 AM
So...? ...So here I am trying to find out how messy it is when you spray it, and I find this! :0


How DOES Scotchguard compare to the 303 Fabric protection (http://www.303products.com/shop303/index.cfm/category/66/303-high-tech-fabric-guard.cfm)?

Maybe try posting this in detailing 101?