I have noticed that the lighter colored seat material (I have a beige cloth interior) shows water spots. A few times when I exited the RL while it was raining, a few drops of water hit the seat area. The next day, the water was dry, but it left a spot. Similar to a water spot on your hood if you don't dry off your truck after washing. It seens the color "fastness" of the material is the problem. I got some Prestone foam fabric cleaner (red can, with a brush mounted to the top) worked well. Even took out an oil spot from a drop of mayo my nephew got on the back seat..........lostboyz13 said:fabric stain looks like water or some type of drink not dark though u can just see an outline of a puddle
I noticed how prone the seats in my RT were to spotting the first couple days I had it; I think the culprit was Invisible Glass. Anyway, I had already tried and liked the 303 Protectant, so I went for their Fabric Cleaner and Fabric Guard as well. It wasn't enough of a spot to be a true test of the cleaner, but I took the hint and used the Fabric Guard on the entire interior, carpets and upholstery. I hadn't thought too much about it until I read your post, but I haven't noticed any more water spotting at all, and that was 6 months/9000 miles ago! My guess is the 303 has made the difference.Arune Singh said:I'll piggyback on this. The interior of my Steel Blue RL is giving me a problem, specifically the fabric: any little liquid, even water, stains it. The spot seem very "dark" and is noticeable. I'm thinking of taking it to the local detailing place to see if they can clean it all up. Anyone else have this problem?
The 303 products appear to be more available at marine supply stores, maybe RV places.Arune Singh said:So if I go to my local auto shop and ask for 303 Fabric Guard and they'll know what I mean?
The stain-prone nature of the interior is really annoying me.
Between training to save lives, doing the rest of my school, becoming a better shot, daily gym trips, groceries...and school and a job, I have to ocassionally eat in the car. 'Tis life.farmguy said:The 303 products appear to be more available at marine supply stores, maybe RV places.
I seem to remember the list of dealers per Smokey's suggestion is quite complete. That's how I found it.
Good luck and quit eating in the car....!
I had Scotch Gard added when I first got my Ridgeline...I've noticed that there are water spots on the left arm rest and on the passenger seat and back seat...does this mean that they either didn't apply the gard correctly? or the Gard was faulty? or the Gard just can't protect against water.... What should I do now?
Oh Sorry, I mean these spots appeared after the fact of the scotch gard being applied. the passenger seat whenever tried to clean the spot just ended up getting bigger. eventually we used a small towel and wiped the whole seat cushion...actually not even sure if we got the spot out of if the whole chair is now just one big water spot. it's really annoying problem.
But in short, these spots appeared after the scotch gard was supposedly applied --> which was last summer when got the ridgeline in first place. thanks for the quick response btw!