The purpose of HydroThread Ceramic Fabric Protectant and Stain Repellent from Chemical Guys is, well, self-explanatory and it’s also claimed to prevent UV fading of non-leather seat coverings. Something called super hydrophobic ceramic protective textile coating is the key ingredient that makes liquids bead up on surfaces so they can be easily wiped away. The product can also be used to protect convertible tops and carpeting and is claimed to not change the way the fabric looks and feels. A 16-ounce spray bottle costs $28 from

Interior fabric protection