Protecting your fabric seats - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 42
Protecting your fabric seats

Hello, I have searched the forum and couldn't find anything about protecting your fabric seats from sun damage when the top is off, and i was wondering if there are any products i could buy or what you guys do to protect yours from the sun

niko5055 is offline   Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
Newb
 
elephant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6
Get some seat covers! Their fairly cheap and a fast simple way to make it yours

__________________
'99 Wrangler 4.0 5spd - 4.5" lift
US NAVY
elephant is offline   Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 06:16 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by elephant View Post
Get some seat covers! Their fairly cheap and a fast simple way to make it yours
I'm not a very big fan of seat covers though, I think they cheapen it...
niko5055 is offline   Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 06:24 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
BLK00TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,194
My solution isn't for everyone, but it works for me. Contractor bags, no carpet.
__________________
Wheel. Break/Test. Repair/Upgrade. Repeat
BLK00TJ's YouTube Channel -- BLK00TJ's Build
BLK00TJ is offline   Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
coley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hopatcong, NJ
Posts: 341
Quote:
Originally Posted by niko5055 View Post
I'm not a very big fan of seat covers though, I think they cheapen it...
I agree. I just covered up my 98 cloth seats with brand new Bestop covers. I think it looks crappy and I sweat a ton with them on, but they do the job.
coley is offline   Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 07:04 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 116
I bought my TJ with neoprene seat covers and I was miserable driving with them. Swamp butt and back sweat galore! I removed them, and unfortunately my seats seem to get worse every time I climb in (cracks in the vinyl and seams ripping where the upholstery is stitched together), so I'm looking for a solution that doesn't involve putting seat covers back on. I've been looking at getting new suspension seats or at least better shape OEM seats.

One good way to keep them dry if you run without doors and either topless or with a bikini/safari top (or OE top with the windows off during the summer) is flip them forward when you park it. The contractor bags would do the job, too, for keeping them dry. I've used industrial sized garbage bags in the past during rain storms. As for protecting them from the sun, I would think the same methods would help.

I'm not sure if you can use 303 Aerospace protectant on cloth or not, but I'd look into it. The stuff works wonders on everything else.
vanillathrilla is offline   Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 07:05 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 200
I ordered Coverking covers for mine from Quadratec a couple weeks ago. They were on sale but on back order of course. I have had good luck with them on previous vehicles so I am looking forward to getting them. Black and tan neoprene, they threw the rear seat in for free.
Serge A. Storms is offline   Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 07:15 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
WeekenderATX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 646
Scotchguard?
WeekenderATX is offline   Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
03Ruth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 699
Quote:
Originally Posted by BLK00TJ View Post
My solution isn't for everyone, but it works for me. Contractor bags, no carpet.
And I thought I was the only one! I carry a roll of them in the toolbox when it looks like rain. I wrap the front seats, fold the rear up and wrap it and throw one over the steering wheel. Love the ingenuity!
__________________
03' Freedom edition, 4.0, 5 speed, 4" zone lift, D30, Superior D35 with detroit locker, 4:56 gears, 33x12.5 bigfoot xt, 15x8 eagle alloys

God created all men equal, then a few of us became firefighters
03Ruth is offline   Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 11:06 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 907
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03Ruth View Post
And I thought I was the only one! I carry a roll of them in the toolbox when it looks like rain. I wrap the front seats, fold the rear up and wrap it and throw one over the steering wheel. Love the ingenuity!
i might have to start doing that.... cause i'm tired of carring my doors up to my apt (3rd floor) and back down. its annoying.
__________________
04 TJ Sport (Stolen)
05 LJ Sport "My build"
htkrph is online now   Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 03:52 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
alice the cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Seattle/San Diego
Posts: 236
Quote:
Originally Posted by coley View Post
I agree. I just covered up my 98 cloth seats with brand new Bestop covers. I think it looks crappy and I sweat a ton with them on, but they do the job.
They look crappy? I have not put mine on yet I have seen pics of seat covers where they look like factory seats. Is there no way to make them look good? My factory seats are sun damaged pretty bad so I was hoping covers would suffice until I have them reupholstered. I'm going to dye my seats black just to see how they look but I worry if I'm wearing a white t-shirt on a hot day they will bleed a bit. Anyone used duplicolor vinyl and fabric spray?
__________________
99 White Sahara
2002 Hummer 2 door KSC2
alice the cat is offline   Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 06:25 AM   #12
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
coley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hopatcong, NJ
Posts: 341
Just my opinion. I don't care for the look…. too loose, but they keep my seats protected. I'll be able to send a pic later today if you want.
coley is offline   Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 10:17 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 122
I have the Bestop covers, front and back. A tad loose/wrinkly compared to the OEM look but they do fit decently and are quite well made.

Keith

trainsktg is offline   Quote
Reply

Tags
damage , protecting , seats , sun

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC