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Fabric protection

Post by sobrienoffm » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:46 pm

So it occured to me that now is the right time to protect the fabric of my New 500. (no stains yet)
Are there any suggestions or words of experience on a good product?

Scott O'Brien
Flower Mound, TX
Fiat 500 PE #72

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Post by KevinB » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:08 pm

3M Scotchguard

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Reapply annually
85 Bertone (24k orig miles)

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Scotch Gaurd

Post by Bertsl » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:56 pm

Hi, I'm new here and I am slightly late to this party on the stain question. This is a quote from WikiPedia about Scotch Gard:

"The original formula for Scotchgard was discovered accidentally in 1952 by 3M chemists Patsy Sherman and Samuel Smith. Sales began in 1956, and in 1973 the two chemists received a patent for the formula.[1][2]

In 1999, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began an investigation into the class of chemicals used in Scotchgard, after receiving information on the global distribution and toxicity of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS),[3] the "key ingredient"[4] of Scotchgard. The compound perfluorooctanesulfonamide (PFOSA), a PFOS precursor, was an ingredient[5] and also has been described as the "key ingredient"[6] of Scotchgard. Under USEPA pressure,[7] in May 2000 3M announced the phaseout of the production of PFOA, PFOS, and PFOS-related products.[8]

3M reformulated Scotchgard and since June 2003 has replaced PFOS with perfluorobutanesulfonic acid (PFBS).[9] PFBS has a much shorter half-life in people than PFOS (a little over one month vs. 5.4 years).[4] In May 2009 PFOS was determined to be a persistent organic pollutant (POP) by the Stockholm Convention."

I do realize people like to deride WikiPedia but I seem to remember at least some of this stuff back then. The reason I am replying here is that I want to avoid stains in my own '9 and am looking for suggestions. I just question whether putting a possibly questionable substance in a hot, closed car would be the right thing to do?
1986 Bertone X 1/9

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Post by Thad » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:06 pm

I had stains easily appear from water drops on my PE. I used automotive Scotch guard and I now have no problem. My dealer has offered a Simonize product for my son's PE. It seems they all stain.
-Thad Kirk
Near Philadelphia, PA
1965 Fiat 600D
1971 Fiat 850 Racer
1981 Fiat Spider 2000
1984 Pininfarina Azzurra
2012 Fiat 500 Prima Edizione #100

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Post by Bertsl » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:46 pm

So the Scotch Gard and the Simonize product both darken the cloth they are treating?
1986 Bertone X 1/9

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Post by Thad » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:52 pm

Scotch guard made no visible difference in the color of the fabric. I've used it in the past on other cars as well.
-Thad Kirk
Near Philadelphia, PA
1965 Fiat 600D
1971 Fiat 850 Racer
1981 Fiat Spider 2000
1984 Pininfarina Azzurra
2012 Fiat 500 Prima Edizione #100

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Upholstery

Post by Bertsl » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:00 pm

Thanks for the info. I was concerned about fumes from a hot car here in north Texas where the temp today was 101.
1986 Bertone X 1/9

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Post by sjmst2 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:39 pm

Scothguard worked great
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1981 Fiat Spider
2012 Fiat 500

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