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I would like to know your expert opinions of spraying Scotch guard on the leather seats. I am not a big fan of using the seat covers to cover the nice looking leather. I mean the I bought this car with no so less money, and I think instead of enjoying the aesthetics of it covering up it up with the less nice looking stuff, is not a good investment. But I do have a small kid and he eats, drinks in the car and bring muddy/ sandy shoes to the car, etc.. So I am thinking of spraying Scotch guard for whatever protection it gives.

And anybody found any floor liners with full coverage for their Ascent? I got the OEM rubber mats for now but these don't cover the floor area well. With the current mats, I think the underneath carpets are going to get dirty with road dirt/ slush/salt mix soon in the winter.
 

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Scotch guard is for fabrics only, not for leather. Real leather must be carefully cared for, use only products which specifically state they are for leather.

I use Lexol products for my leather seats, Lexol specializes in leather care. There are many other products you can use but please be careful.

If the leather is finished, I also use a top coat of 303 Aerospace Protectant to guard against UV rays. You can only use this on finished leather though. Most leather auto seats are finished.
 

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You have to first determine if the seats are hide leather or fake leather. I've brought up and more people were saying that Subaru uses both types; the center patches are cow hide leather while the rest are fake leather. The point is, if you use any chemical to treat your seats, be aware of the material compatibility.
 

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Scotch guard is for fabrics only, not for leather. Real leather must be carefully cared for, use only products which specifically state they are for leather.

I use Lexol products for my leather seats, Lexol specializes in leather care. There are many other products you can use but please be careful.

If the leather is finished, I also use a top coat of 303 Aerospace Protectant to guard against UV rays. You can only use this on finished leather though. Most leather auto seats are finished.
You have to first determine if the seats are hide leather or fake leather. I've brought up and more people were saying that Subaru uses both types; the center patches are cow hide leather while the rest are fake leather. The point is, if you use any chemical to treat your seats, be aware of the material compatibility.
Thanks! So may be I am better off to leave it as it is and may be use a product like Lexol when I require cleaning.
 
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