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Any luck water proofing cloth seats?

Just installed Dodge Neon seats into my CJ, sitting pretty for now. But now I'm looking skyward.... wondering how long it's gonna stay dry. Anybody have any luck water proofing cloth seats? What about scotchguard or a similar product?
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Re: Any luck water proofing cloth seats?

Though Scotchguard is a great product the best you're gonna get is "water resistant." I'd be surpirsed if you could fully water proof the cloth... it's time for a good pair of aftermarket seat covers.
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Re: Any luck water proofing cloth seats?

no no NO NO!!

I don't deal with reality very well. You may be telling me the truth, but there has to be SOMETHING I can coat the seats with....


.... candle wax?
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Re: Any luck water proofing cloth seats?

I guess you could use some Filson's oil cloth wax or snow seal. But the the first time it was really hot and you went for a long drive, your clothes would absorb the excess. Personally I love my Best top seat covers. Even cat pee just wipes off. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Any luck water proofing cloth seats?

Since cloth is a porous surface, it will absorb water unless sealed with a non-pourus surface, the main ones being metal and plastic (though plastic can be puorus at extreme pressure). Since I imagine that you do not want to coat your seats in metal or plastic, I think the best solution is to get some good nylon/plastic seat covers, or put your top on...

With the manufacture of hi-tech cloths using nano-technology on the horizon, it will not be long before a cloth is made that will withstand water a great deal. Several companies are already using this technology to make their jeans much less prone to damage from spills. I read an article about it somewhere, will look tomorrow at work and post the link if anyone is intrested.
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Re: Any luck water proofing cloth seats?

itd be nice if some company would come out with Goretex seat covers... water proof and breathable for a cool ride...
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Re: Any luck water proofing cloth seats?

How do the neopreme ones hold up? I know I've heard Wet Oakles(sp?) suck.
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Re: Any luck water proofing cloth seats?

Take the upholstery off the seats, turn it inside out, grab your caulk gun & a few tubes of silicone, and apply it liberally to the cloth. Use a wide paint scraper to spread it over the cloth and kinda SMASH it into the surface a little. After it dries, turn it rightside out and reinstall it.[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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