Protecting your fabric seats

Make sure you have followed the above guides to clean the fabric surface and the fabric always needs to be as clean and totally dry before you apply our water based fabric protectant, Fabratection

This professional grade super hydrophobic fabric protectant is something we are really proud to now have in the range, after having to abort this product many years ago due to the enviromental concerns with it. Water based, it's safe, biodegradable and works awesome to help keep your fabric protected from stains. 

  • Great for all interior fabric trim, from seat belts to fabric seats, carpet, even fantastic for exterior fabric convertible roofs as well. 
  • Water based – making it safe and compatible for Alcantara and Microsuedes, which is used in an abundance of cars these days. 
  • Helps stops liquid staining from accidental (or non accidental) spills that can happen in your car or home.
  • Makes your fabric easier to clean – as Fabratection bonds to the fibres, it prevents mud, sweat, light oils, food, pet mishaps and other items from penetrating into the fabrics, making it a lot easier to clean off in the event of any mishaps.
  • Crazy beading – It’s an advanced super hydrophobic formula, so after the treatment and curing 24 to 48 hours, it repels water beautifully. The contact angles on the beading we see on some tight and dense fabrics is quite insane, not to mention a cool thing to get pics of! 
  • It’s also a light oleophobic product, meaning it can repel most oils, acid and alkaline products as well. 
  • Good abrasion resistance, so it won't wipe off when touched or rubbed. 
  • UV protection – Important for fabrics in cars and many being more susceptible to losing colour if in the sun over time. 
  • Importantly does not change the feel or look of the material and still allows it to breathe.
  • Will last up to one year after application. 
  • Biodegrable and not bio accumulative, free of the evil perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and another commonly used ingredient that doesn’t break down called alkylphenol ethoxylate (APEO).
As Fabratection importantly allows fabric to still breathe, Any fabrics that have bigger than normal holes in their weave of the fibres can be difficult to impossible to totally seal, as the water will find the path of least resistance and drop between them. The tighter weave fabrics will always seal the best with Fabratection. Look close at your fabric to see this.

Using Fabratection:

IT'S CRITICAL THE SURFACE IS 100% CLEAN AND DRY BEFORE APPLYING Fabratection. Just in case you missed this above... 

Wearing gloves for this job isn't a bad idea as the product can get sticky on your hands.

  • Working in the shade, in temps between 10c and 35c and in a well ventilated area, shake the bottle well.
  • Spray Fabratection into a Square Bear applicator until it's quite damp, then rub it into the seats one section at a time (a seat bolster would be one section), from all angles, working it into corners, joins and seams of the seat, to ensure the best coverage. Spray more Fabratection into the Square Bear, then do the next section, and so on until all the seats are done.
  • Allow this coat to partially dry for 20 minutes, then apply a second coat in the exact same manner.

If there is any overspray of Fabratection, simply wipe it off with a damp cloth before it can dry.

Don't let anyone sit on or disturb the treated surface for 5 to 6 hours. And after this don't allow it to get wet for 24 to 48 hours so it can totally cure. 

After this you'll have a nicely protected surface that will also be easier to clean in the advent of any mishaps in the car.