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Old 12-03-2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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What is best to clean a white convertible top... just want to get that bright new look again.. its not bad but needs a little cleaning..
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:26 AM   #2
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Ajax or Comet, but don't leave it unattended ....was off quickly after scrubbing...I use to use it on the bottom or rear from exhaust splatter on my white 61
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Ajax or Comet, but don't leave it unattended ....was off quickly after scrubbing...I use to use it on the bottom or rear from exhaust splatter on my white 61
As stated above..."don't leave it unattended". I would add to the list Bleche-Wite and a good stiff brush. Be sure to keep all painted surfaces wet at all times and rinsed often. And what ever you do....do not use / or complete this job in bright / hot sunlight. Its better to do this on a cooler / overcast day or in the shade, just to ensure the painted surfaces do not get too hot. Try it , you will be amazed at the difference.



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Old 12-04-2011, 09:22 AM   #5
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Soap and water. I use dish detergent or Simple Green - nothing abrasive.

If memory serves, there's a care tag sewn into it.

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Raggtopp is environmentally safe, spray on application, scrub lightly with a brush and let stand before rinse. Raggtopp is safe for paint, though I'm not sure if the same can be said of Comet - not to mention the gritty, abrasive powder that is difficult to rinse 100%.
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My car had a white Vinyl top when I got it and it was really dirty. I used Simple Green the first time and RaggTopp products after that.
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If the top material is vinyl (rather than canvas/fabric), you should give it a good coating of Nu-Vinyl or Mequiar's polymer protectant for plastics, once you've got it clean and dry. That coating will keep loose dirt from imbedding in the surface, prevent UV damage, and make it clean up without scrubbing in the future. Just re-coat it about once a month after washing the car.
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Used simple green on tan top and so far has not faded
color. Waiting on raggtop to come in monday.
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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. No toxic anything, and available wherever groceries are sold.

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. No toxic anything, and available wherever groceries are sold.

yes yes and yes
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Original material for '68-'75 convertible tops is Pinpoint Vinyl.

My Electron brand white replacement top recommends RaggTop products for use and care.
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In a pinch, Simple Green works amazingly well. For routine care and detailing, go with RaggTop.
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Raggtop and 303 both offer a two step package made for either a vinyl or fabric convertible roof. They both are designed not only to work well, but ok for the environment also. The first part is a cleaner, and the second part is a protectant. Easy to use, and great results.

http://www.autogeek.net/contopcleanp.html
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