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Old 08-21-2010, 12:32 AM   #1
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Cool Stain Guard Vs. Seat Covers

I didn't see another thread dealing with this topic so I figured I would start one. I have been debating whether or not get get waterproof seat covers for my new 2010 4-door Sahara, but with a price tag of over $500 for quality seat covers I have also considered just getting the seats stain guarded. The dealer can "protect" the seats with stain guard for about $400 and this would not require replacing every 2-3 years as seat covers would, not sure how water resistant it would be though.

Was curious of what others thought on the topic. What would be the better option, stain guard or neoprene seat covers?

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Old 08-21-2010, 06:16 AM   #2
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Have you looked at the neoprene seat covets for less then $150,00 in several of the jeep magazines?

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No I haven't. The cheapest one's I have found were from Quadratic and there were $124 for the front and $119 for the back. So with taxes and shipping included, it would still be close to $500. Since I live in Canada..Newfoundland to be exact, and most of the online Jeep stores are American based, shipping kicks my ass every time.
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I use Walmart real expensive ones and very plush....$35.00 for the fronts, didn't bother for the rears.
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DONT HAVE THE DEALER DO IT!!!!!!..........Its a scam.......you can do it yourself at the fraction of the costs. I dont care what people will tell you. Anytime you sit down and slide out of your jeep. You are going to take some of that protection off........period. Spend the money and get a set of seat covers.
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Yep Dealer will just spray a $2.00 can of Scotch Guard on your seats and charge you a mint.
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That's pretty good business, use about 4.00 worth of ScotchGuard and charge you $400.00. Buy the spray and do it yourself, or, go for the covers. Just be careful if you have side air bags on getting the correct ones.
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DONT HAVE THE DEALER DO IT!!!!!!..........Its a scam.......you can do it yourself at the fraction of the costs. I dont care what people will tell you. Anytime you sit down and slide out of your jeep. You are going to take some of that protection off........period. Spend the money and get a set of seat covers.
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I agree! You'll end up re-applying the Stain Guard, as often as you would replace the Seat Covers. Best just to go with a Quality Set of Seat Covers. You can even get them to match your Jeep, if you wish.

Now, be forewarned, that NOT ALL Neoprene Seat Covers are Waterproof!!!

Are you looking for Seat Covers, or Seat Cover Investment? If the latter, then try these. You can't beat Iggee & Wet Okole Quality:

JEEP WRANGLER JK SAHARA 2007-2008 S.LEATHER SEAT COVERS [JEP002]

Jeep Wrangler Pattern Seat Covers - 4 Door 2007+ - Wet Okole Hawaii

Jeep Wrangler Pattern Seat Covers - 4 Door - Rear Seats 2007+ - Wet Okole Hawaii

Best of Luck!

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Thanks for the responses....didn't realize the dealer's job would be so bad. Perhaps seat covers are the best option.

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If you want something that will satisfy you and last for years !!

IT AIN'T GONNA BE CHEAP !!

I recommend IGGEE's, especially in your environment---



They have multi color combos and designs, they're synleather and will withstand any non-acidic liquids !!

They are also tear/punchure-resistant-very strong and tough to install, because they fit like a wetsuit--gotta let them sit in the sun for 30 minutes before install !!

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I will add...be careful of the neopreme covers. I have a pair of those from Quadratec - they are NOT waterproof. I got a dumping on with a bikini top on and spent the next 3 hours pulling off the seat covers and carpet to let everything dry out. The neopreme seat covers seemed to act as a sponge forcing the water into the seat - took several more hours for the seats to dry. Also tend to sweat/get monkey butt from the cheaper neopreme. Thanks Blackbeard for the other options.
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Has anyone had any experience with Coverking neoprene seat covers??
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Anyone try the WF member InfernoGirl? She makes seats, if I'm not mistaken.
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ARB seat covers are cheap and easy to fit and store when not in need.
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I just ordered CoverKing front and rear seat covers from JC Whitney (had a sale on...buy the front, get the rear free). Got them in Black and Grey. Will post to let everyone know how they fit, will snap a few pictures as well.
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Has anyone tried the Seatglovers neoprene - mopper approved and 100% waterproof guaranteed???

Just do a google search they seem nice but we all have experiences - so thought I would ask.
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Has anyone tried the Seatglovers neoprene - mopper approved and 100% waterproof guaranteed???

Just do a google search they seem nice but we all have experiences - so thought I would ask.
I Dont ever see how neoprene can be waterproof, its made from wetsuit material . When you were a wetsuit I believe the entire point of it is to hold in water in the fabric. this water held in the fabric stays in the fabric and your body temp heats it, making cold water more bearable. dont expect much waterproofness from neoprene
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Keep in mind the seats are stain water mold proof from the factory and the owners manual says not to treat them. I think they have beent hat way since 2007. Also, if your Sahara has side airbags they aren't going to work with certain seat covers. I haven't seen any that do.

If you are going to get it treated do it yourself and skip the dealer. It's a huge profit center for the dealer.
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I Dont ever see how neoprene can be waterproof, its made from wetsuit material . When you were a wetsuit I believe the entire point of it is to hold in water in the fabric. this water held in the fabric stays in the fabric and your body temp heats it, making cold water more bearable. dont expect much waterproofness from neoprene
I'm a diver. Neoprene is a closed cell foam sheet. It provides an insulating layer because water doesn't penetrate it and provide a conduction path for heat from the body to get out. Water does infiltrate the suite when you first enter the water but not through the material, it leaks in from the top, bottom and zipper and can be downright cold when it is 50 degrees and below but then it warms and all is well again. The key to a wet suite is not having too much movement of the water and thus taking body heat away with the warmed water. On a seat cover it would be waterproof.
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Nod @ most people. Do not have a dealer do it for you. First of all, the seats are already semi-coated with strain resistant coating. You are probably better off with a cover.
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There is another thread, but no big deal. Another one just means more people know about it. Anywho, I bought a real cheap set online, seats front & back, seat belt pads, steering wheel cover for about $70 (shipping & tax included). They are black and white hibiscus and that's because I like the design. I will post pics soon! In going the cheap route I sprayed on the top of the line 303 High Tech Fabric Guard. Used by marinas for their nautical applications. About $17 online. High-Tec Fabric Guard

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