How To Make Your Shoes Waterproof - Detailing Tips & Tricks - Chemical Guys Fabric Guard

  • Published on May 13, 2016
    Today, Alex and Matt are detailing shoes! Our friends at Asics hooked us up with some amazing-looking and super-comfortable Onitsuka Tigers. Detailing is a physical activity, so it's important to wear comfortable and grippy shoes. The guys always work around water, dirt, and detailing chemicals whenever working on cars, so the time to protect the shoes against these contaminants is when they're fresh out of the box.
    Shield fabric shoes against stains, spots, and water with Chemical Guys Fabric Guard. Simply mist a coat of Fabric Guard over natural and synthetic cloth, and let dry. Mist 2 - 3 coats to create a durable waterproof shield that helps repel dirt and stains before they can set in.
    Fabric Guard
    And if your shoes are well-loved and not 100% perfect, clean them up with some Chemical Guys Nonsense All Purpose Cleaner before sealing them up with Fabric Guard. For tough set-in stains, try Lightning Fast Stain Extractor!
    Lightning Fast
    Chemical Guys detailing products are not just for the car; you can use them all over the home and office too! Whether you choose the clean your TV with a streak-free glass cleaner, wipe fingerprints off appliances with quick detail spray, or wax your glass shower door to prevent water spots, there's a Chemical Guys product for just about every job outside of the car.
    #chemicalguys #detailing #carcare
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Comments • 51

  • Ben Smith
    Ben Smith Year ago

    I had high hopes but was highly disappointed. Water just ran right through.

  • cheeseburger 510
    cheeseburger 510 Year ago

    Can I use this on my Goretex jackets

  • EVS Santiago
    EVS Santiago Year ago +2

    I do this at home cool

  • Matthew Machart
    Matthew Machart Year ago

    Is this safe for Alcantara?

  • SpeedwayV8
    SpeedwayV8 Year ago +2

    Awesome job guys, this water proofing shoes idea is awesome, good thinking guys. 👍

  • David de Mafate
    David de Mafate 2 years ago

    What is the brand of the ugly red car behind ?

    • David de Mafate
      David de Mafate 2 years ago +1

      Hi, thanks. I enjoy your video and I'm glad that you understand humoristic comments. Regards from Reunion Island. ;-)

    • Chemical Guys
      Chemical Guys  2 years ago

      Hi David, thanks for watching. The car you see behind you is a Mazda Miata from the early nineties, it was customized to be a street race car like the ones you see in the Fast and Furious movies. Stay tuned David, we've got more great videos on the way.

  • Scott Lewis
    Scott Lewis 2 years ago

    Matt you need to be doing more videos. You are very easy to listen to and you don't slur your words or talk too fast.

    • Chemical Guys
      Chemical Guys  2 years ago

      Hi Scott, these are some pretty old videos, Matt and Greg have moved on, Nick is our current host. Our video quality has improved, and our Nick is more up to date with current trends in detailing. Thanks for watching, and stay tuned.

  • Ali Zaib
    Ali Zaib 3 years ago

    Would this work on my huaraches coz I have ordered them and they are coming in 2 days and I don't want them to get dirty coz all my friends huaraches have gotten all dirty

  • Rod121
    Rod121 3 years ago +3

    You guys should sell to walmart or something

  • lukas Korcowicz
    lukas Korcowicz 3 years ago

    With crep protect

  • thefabricexchange
    thefabricexchange 3 years ago

    what a wonderful video

  • Noel DeLeon
    Noel DeLeon 3 years ago

    What's the model of each shoe from left to right?

    • Chemical Guys
      Chemical Guys  3 years ago

      They're all Asics Onitsuka Tigers:
      -OC Runner, Red/White
      -Ultimate 81, Tokidoki Black/Black
      -Ultimate 81, Black/White
      -Vickka Moscow, Burgundy/White

  • Tommy Fodnes
    Tommy Fodnes 3 years ago

    Does it work on crocs as well?

  • 8 8
    8 8 3 years ago +1

    You guys are keep taking the water off like look at 5:13. ;-;;;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;

  • Dave Perkins
    Dave Perkins 3 years ago

    Does it leave any kind of residue on white shoes? That's a typical complaint about NeverWet and other water repellents - a haze or discoloration on certain materials. Asking specifically for white, leather sneakers.

  • Edvin Hernodh
    Edvin Hernodh 3 years ago

    how long do my order take

  • djfs69
    djfs69 3 years ago

    Bought a bottle, didn't do anything.

    • DarkshadowESE
      DarkshadowESE 2 years ago

      djfs69 I did one heavy coat on my shoes and the next day I sprayed my shoes with water and all the water just soaked through I'll try 2 coats next time.

    • djfs69
      djfs69 3 years ago

      +MULTIBASHUR 1999 how can you do it wrong?
      Gladly like to know.

    • Dusty Shed Garage
      Dusty Shed Garage 3 years ago

      You did it wrong then, because it works perfectly

  • Battle Circuit
    Battle Circuit 3 years ago

    does it work with leather shoes?

  • Ealiche
    Ealiche 3 years ago

    +Chemical Guys How about leather shoes?

    • Ealiche
      Ealiche 3 years ago +1

      +Chemical Guys can i use leather cleaner, leather conditioner, etc.?

  • Sonny S
    Sonny S 3 years ago

    When are y'all gonna make Torq Waterproof Shoes?!

  • Alvin Shen
    Alvin Shen 3 years ago +2

    Or use a wax candle

  • lhodge101
    lhodge101 3 years ago

    Interested to know if the Fabric is still breathable?

    • David Roddick
      David Roddick 3 years ago +1

      +lhodge101 That's the problem with doing this. Properly coated the shoes will not breath or wick which is important when you feet are hot. Most of the time, you want tennis or athletic shoes to breath. It may not totally coat the show where it won't breath or wick, but it will definitely reduced both.

  • Brian Guettler
    Brian Guettler 3 years ago

    whats the model of burgandy shoe on the right?

    • heyitschino
      heyitschino 3 years ago

      Those look sick

    • firebolt2310
      firebolt2310 3 years ago

      +Chemical Guys Damn this product is bad ass... have you ever test it on car paint ?

    • Chemical Guys
      Chemical Guys  3 years ago

      +Brian Guettler Those are the Onitsuka Tiger Vickka Moscow by Asics!

  • Hunter Bautista
    Hunter Bautista 3 years ago +7

    how about a vid on how to remove dry egg on paint?

    • Duck
      Duck Year ago

      google is your friend for weird shit like that lmao

    • ComplexWork
      ComplexWork 3 years ago +2


  • Adrian Ortiz
    Adrian Ortiz 3 years ago

    If it starts to rain. Lmao. Imma pick some up, good vid guys. Unless it's over 14 bucks. Then I can't

    • Adrian Ortiz
      Adrian Ortiz 3 years ago

      +Chemical Guys ?

    • Chemical Guys
      Chemical Guys  3 years ago +1

      Never said it wasn't not!

    • Adrian Ortiz
      Adrian Ortiz 3 years ago

      +Chemical Guys it's not on special. -___- trolling your customers?

    • Chemical Guys
      Chemical Guys  3 years ago +1

      +Adrian Ortiz Get over to right now for the special 30% off Friday the 13th Sale! You can get your own bottle of Fabric Guard and get to detailing today!

  • sergio gonzalez
    sergio gonzalez 3 years ago +1

    Why Would you wear your nice clothes and shoes to detail a car?

    • Chemical Guys
      Chemical Guys  3 years ago +6

      +sergio gonzalez We got these shoes as a gift to wear as we work around the shop, so to show our appreciation, we're taking good care of them! You can protect any shoes you own this way.. Fancy or not, clean and protected shoes are more comfortable than dirty ones! ;O)

  • Shaun Garner
    Shaun Garner 3 years ago

    Thanks but I already did it anyway haha

    • Chemical Guys
      Chemical Guys  3 years ago +2

      The repellent effects of Fabric Guard don't allow the water to sit very long on the shoe as well. It repels water and falls right off. I personally did it to a pair of Nike Free Run's and when I visited NYC I got stuck in a downpour of rain, I was soaked but my feet and shoes were completely dry! It was awesome! hahaha
      - Jenn

    • Shaun Garner
      Shaun Garner 3 years ago

      Yeah it does work it's similar to a brand called creps which is designed for shoes but has a similar effect

    • devashish chauhan
      devashish chauhan 3 years ago

      These guys are sliding the water over the shoe but never letting it to sit there for even a second.. does it really work if water sits on it for sometime?

  • Jon Robbins
    Jon Robbins 3 years ago

    that is awesome, and some pretty sweet shoes too. Nice to know I can use the product for other items in the house.