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Hi all,
Just placed my order for a 2011 sahara 4 dr tan on tan with leather seats.
the stealership offered leather protection applied at 280$ canadian and comes with a 5 year garanty.
its from mastershield. I also took the rust proofing.
opinions?

Thanks,
AJ
 

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If you haven't taken it don't. Both only make $ for dealer. Use a good quality leather treatment yourself, a lot better. Your seats will last 5 yrs. anyway if you do nothing. Rip off. You are covered for rust protection under warranty. If you already bought both, oh well. You wanted an opinion. This is where dealers make a lot of money; paint sealant, rust proofing/undercoating, leather/cloth seat treatment, window etching and on and on.
 

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waste of money, if you do nothing with your leather, it will still be fine in five years, so clean and maintain it yourself. lots of leather products out there, unless rust proofing has changed, it can actually cause rust. i would apply rustolium rust products my self under jeep as other have done, and touch up every year. just my opinion.
 

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Agree with the posts above, buy your own leather cleaner, etc.

Here's my opinion. even if you have bought the Wrangler but you haven't taken delivery of it you can still have them remove the rust proofing and leather protectant. either tell them now or wait til it arrives and tell them you don't want it. Just don't let them put it on before you speak with them.
 

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Hi all,
Just placed my order for a 2011 sahara 4 dr tan on tan with leather seats.
the stealership offered leather protection applied at 280$ canadian and comes with a 5 year garanty.
its from mastershield. I also took the rust proofing.
opinions?

Thanks,
AJ
Well first of all,nice name, yep these guys are right,tell them you changed your mind on those to items,the sooner the better.

AJ:) enjoy your Jeep (never met an AJ that I didn't like)
 

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jeepus said:
Hi all,
Just placed my order for a 2011 sahara 4 dr tan on tan with leather seats.
the stealership offered leather protection applied at 280$ canadian and comes with a 5 year garanty.
its from mastershield. I also took the rust proofing.
opinions?

Thanks,
AJ
The spelling is DEALERSHIP
 

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Actually, trying to charge somebody $280 for "leather conditioner" would tend to make me think of the OTHER name. Sometimes, what you do will come back to bite you. Jus sayin.....
The OP was quoted a price and said yes. How would that come back and bite you? Here's the product, here's asking price or here's the discounted price and you say yes.

I don't disagree that $280 is a lot of money for something you could do yourself much cheaper, just sayin...
 

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hdman1216, don't get all shook up. Folks have been calling dealerships "stealerships" for a VERY long time.

On that "warranty" if they provide the treatment, have a REALLY close look at the fine print and see what it says.

The reason I say this is because I have owned a few drop tops with leather.
With time and exposure to UV rays, the leather became hard and the stitching eventually rotted in spots.
There were other things that required repairs as well. Now, keep in mind that I took EXCELLENT care of my cars and used all the best leather treatments available on a regular basis.

I'm just saying that if it offers some REAL protection, it might be a good investment. Replacing a leather seat cover, bottom half - back then was $300!
UV and dirt, dust, mud, rain, dew and so on will take it's toll.

Man, I hate you. I wish I had leather. :(

*edit: I found this:
Makes your leather/vinyl interior soil-repellent and waterproof

* Bonds to leather or vinyl to provide long-lasting, spill-proof protection
* Protects against stains caused by water, coffee, soft drinks, milk and similar liquids
* Liquid spills bead up for easy wipe-off or sponging, leaving no stains or dulling of the material’s colour
* Protector will not peel or crack as a result of non-commercial use of the vehicle
* Plan coverage limit = $1500

Meh... I'd pass on it. If you have messy little kids, toss a towel down before you put them on the seats.
 

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Pat....I hope I didn't offend you. That was not my intention. I've never used the word "stealership", but I do think that all those super high priced things like that shouldn't be allowed. Many people who are too trusting actually get sucked in to it way too easily. I do know that saying about "a fool and his money", but you should be able to trust somebody who you're spending that much money with, to not lead you that far astray.
 

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Pat....I hope I didn't offend you. That was not my intention. I've never used the word "stealership", but I do think that all those super high priced things like that shouldn't be allowed. Many people who are too trusting actually get sucked in to it way too easily. I do know that saying about "a fool and his money", but you should be able to trust somebody who you're spending that much money with, to not lead you that far astray.
I agree, and did so above. And trust is a big part of why people buy what they buy from the places they do. I guess I'll never understand why it's so taboo for a dealership to make a profit but any other industry never has the fallout the car business does. Mortgages, jewelry stores, furniture stores, etc, you never read about that on yahoo, msn, edmunds, etc.

Just a car salesmans opinion that none of you asked for.:D
 

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Since neither of us were there we can't say the OP was deceived. He was quoted a price and agreed. I told him to cancel it since it is a waste of money. I know many of you will say they have run into sales people who outright lied to them, but we don't know in this case.

As for me, I think any of that leather, rust proofing, paint sealant is crap and have said so in many posts.
 

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Thanks everyone!
I didn't mean to offend anyone by saying "stealership", I own a motorcycle and I am on motorcycle forum and thats the way they call dealerships, it was meant for fun and giggles :p I guess I offeneded some and I apologize :)

The Jeep was ordered but will only arrive end of January. I can always call and cancel.

however, I live in Montreal and winters here are hard on cars, thats why I am inclined to rust proof my jeep. There are companies around here that specialise in rust proofing and the treatments are about 80$ every year.

so I will take a look at the fine print as someone suggested before making a decision as I plan to keep this jeep for a long time :) but I am more inclined to cancel after reading everyones response.

Thanks all,
AJ
 
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