Recent Topics
Thoughts on new AMAZON branded oil...?
by PantherFan88. 09/25/18 10:47 PM
Clutch kit?
by andrewp1998. 09/25/18 10:34 PM
Galaxy S8+ weird app when clearing storage
by KrisZ. 09/25/18 10:18 PM
Brake bleeder - cfm ?
by hallstevenson. 09/25/18 09:43 PM
18' Corolla vs 18' Elantra
by wolf_06. 09/25/18 09:41 PM
Using Tc-w3 bad for my car?
by Floydian. 09/25/18 09:25 PM
I'm going to start using type F in my gm autos
by turtlevette. 09/25/18 09:17 PM
Cleaning deceased MIL condo and found $15K cash
by Mr Nice. 09/25/18 09:12 PM
by StevieC. 09/25/18 07:55 PM
Amazon Prime delivering inside your house
by StevieC. 09/25/18 07:49 PM
2018 MB C300 M1 0W-40 3,475 Miles
by 2015_PSD. 09/25/18 06:44 PM
02-05 Silverado frame rot
by Oildudeny. 09/25/18 06:38 PM
Aftermarket Back Up Camera
by lancerplayer. 09/25/18 06:20 PM
Service champ filter CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude. 09/25/18 05:05 PM
Pressure washer pump life just 23 hours?
by HawkeyeScott. 09/25/18 05:01 PM
by 53' Stude. 09/25/18 05:00 PM
2003 BMW M5-Unknown oil 2500 mi
by Audios. 09/25/18 04:54 PM
by 53' Stude. 09/25/18 04:51 PM
Newest Members
Pat_Roberts, Peppz, Jfa02, ibsfusion, Fearcat707
66070 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
43 registered members (bdcardinal, Bailes1992, AndyB, bernau, 10WSmuckers, 5 invisible), 720 guests, and 38 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online3,590
Jan 24th, 2017
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Protecting PVC Material (Cheapo Seat Covers)? #4579226
11/19/17 05:46 PM
11/19/17 05:46 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 265
nobb Offline OP
nobb  Offline OP
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 265
On my winter beater, I have some cheapo Canadian Tire (Globebox brand) universal fit "PVC" seat covers that I installed half a year ago just to protect the seats and make them easy to clean. One of the covers just started cracking so I replaced it under warranty. I'm not sure if this is just a fluke mistake, maybe being in contact with the wrong oils or whatever accidentally. It looks like fake leather and PVC being a plastic, I could see it having compatibility issues with some harsher chemicals/oils.

So just curious, is there anything special one can do on this PVC material to help it last longer? Is it even worth the trouble, or are these cheapo covers just made to disintegrate?

Re: Protecting PVC Material (Cheapo Seat Covers)? [Re: nobb] #4579615
11/19/17 11:53 PM
11/19/17 11:53 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 764
97prizm Offline
97prizm  Offline
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 764
You can get specific cleaners that shouldn't react with pvc. Adams polishes, and meguires have cleaners for this specific thing. You could wax them afterwards as most waxes have UV inhibitors, making the plastic last longer.

If at first you don't succeed fail fail again. (Waldorf and Statler.)
1997 Geo Prizm
1984 Mazda RX-7 Spec 7

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™