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Convertible top cleaning question

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by gatlin69, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Jun 12, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    gatlin69

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    Sorry not a Tacoma question. My wife has a convertible Beetle. It has the light brown top. Well it is hell to keep clean. Does anyone have a suggestion and experience on the best product to use for cleaning and protection? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    for my dads i have always just used, regular car wash just carefully apply it and use gentle water flow to wash it off.

    no leaks or problems for 7 years so far.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    lotsa scrubbin, give it a coat of armor all if its vinyl, if cloth i think autozone sells a spray, maybe carpet cleaning type chemicals as long as there bleach free of course. My mustang i had had black vinyl. Any other top color is a pita
     
  4. Jun 13, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    Wash with car wash of choice, dry, and follow with 303 Aerospace Protectant. It last longer than other protectants, and won't feel oily. You can usually find it at marine suppliers, eg, West Marine.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    Yessir.. Use 303 products on that. They make a convertible top cleaner. After its cleaned and dry, use their fab protectant assuming its fabric.
    For leather/vinyl, use their aerospace protectant.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    Do NOT use armour all on a convertible top.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    It has been a toss up between 303 and Raggtop...thanks for help.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    Raggtop will work well too. I've just always personally used 303, which is why I can recommend it.
     
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