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Old 04-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Scotchgard or Not to Scotchgard?

Have a new 2014 Base GT with cloth interior. Trying to decide if I should Scotchgard the seats and carpet. Any thoughts?
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Yes, otherwise your carpet will stain when your feet get wet or you spill that drop of soda/coffee on accident
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Just plasti dip the entire car and everything will be protected. Everyone else is doing it
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Have a new 2014 Base GT with cloth interior. Trying to decide if I should Scotchgard the seats and carpet. Any thoughts?
My new Base GT is coming next month. I chose two-tone (Black/Medium Stone). I'll be installing Weathertech floor mats or digital liners. The factory mats will be wrapped and stored for when the GT is swapped for a newer model. The carpet will be black, so I'm not overly worried about it getting spotted. There are some very inexpensive cleaners out there that work well. My '11 Ranger is two-tone cloth of the same color and very easy to clean, if it gets spotted. I used Scotchgard on the factory floor mats, but in my opinion, it was a waste of money. Heel wear (under the pedals) was the worst about the factory mats. Keeping them clean wasn't bad at all. If you choose to Scotchgard anything, make damned sure you don't get any on plastic parts. That crap is like paint thinner. It ruins plastic finishes, even under the edges of masking material.
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Thanks, good to know.
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Just plasti dip the entire car and everything will be protected. Everyone else is doing it
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I plasti dipped my hands the other day because I didn't have rubber gloves at the moment. Instant fix!
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I keep a can of Plasti-Dip next to the bed as well.
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I keep a can of Plasti-Dip next to the bed as well.
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I keep a can of Plasti-Dip next to the bed as well.
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Instead of Scotchgard, try a product called Force Field. Watch who you order it from. Some places mark it up $10 or more a bottle. You can order directly from Force Field for $14.95 for a 22 ounce bottle. I used less than 1/2 bottle.
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Instead of Scotchgard, try a product called Force Field. Watch who you order it from. Some places mark it up $10 or more a bottle. You can order directly from Force Field for $14.95 for a 22 ounce bottle. I used less than 1/2 bottle.
Considered it but tested Scotchgard on a piece of material and seems to work well. Just finished 2 application 2 hours apart. Looks fine, no changes in color etc. Was careful not to get any on chrome, plastic or glass.
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