Is your convertible top no longer tightly beading water, is it looking dingy, and maybe its starting to sun fade? Here is a yearly process just for you; and you might have to do bi-yearly if you drive year round.
A convertible auto is a prized possession and sought after by many, however many owners do not know the proper way of caring for one of the tops. There are two different tops; the rag top made out of a impregnated canvas and the vinyl covering. Each of these need a similar but different approach to caring for them.
The makers of Raggtopp offer the wise consumer the top of the line cleaners and re-protectors on today’s market. RAGGTOPP Convertible Care products are exclusively tested and endorsed by the Haartz corporation, original equipment manufacturer of convertible topping for virtually every American and European convertible automobile manufactured throughout the world. If you own a boat they also produce a world class product of choice, bimini topp.
First you need to clean the top. There is one cleaner for the two types of tops: Raggtopp Convertible Top Cleaner – Fabric and Vinyl Tops. Follow the directions carefully and it’s idiot proof. Use a soft, yet stiff brush to massage in the cleaner and allow it to dwell (20-30min), the slight agitation is what works loose the dirt that gets into the top. Rinse off the cleaner throughly and allow the top to COMPLETELY dry, error on the side of more time. Before applying the protectant, cover areas of your car you don’t want overspray on, as this will save time later. While any overspray can be removed using a quick detailer, save the hassle. I like to apply thin layers of the protectant, more is not better, several thin coats are better than one soaking coat. More coatings can be applied after 15 minutes between each coat in warmer weather.
Your convertible top is now well protected from the elements; sun, acid rain, bird bombs, grease, oils, and reduces cracking of the top.
This is a job you can easily do since you now know the perfect product to take care of your convertible top.
The vinyl top protectant can also be used on dash boards to help with UV degradation.
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