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Okay, this is my first post here. So a couple of (probably typical) newbie questions.
I bought mine a little while ago (about two months) but haven't had a change to get on here enough to post...
Anyway, I have a 2004 40th Anniverary Edition "firetruck" red (what's the official name for this type of red?) with a tan leather interior and tan top. I will post some pics later when I have a chance....
It looks like the previous owner has had the top down when it was wet for there are mold/mildew looking stains in the top. [:@]
Can anybody tell me how to get them out and then from there on keep the top treated (what product and tools) and looking good?
Also I found some chips and scratches and so on the paint job. What is the best way to take care of those? And where would I get the best matching touch up paint? Ford, or anywhere else?
My tips .. only wash it every 3-4 washes most of the time the top will stay pretty clean .. if there is a little bit of dirt .. just spray it down ... but when washing I just use a normal wash mit .. nothing fancy.. i tend to buy a new mit every month to keep it clean for the paint etc ... and I used turtle wax concentrated car wash soap.. never had issues with their car soap
For the Vinyl Top Car:
Iuse F21 protectant .. I use it every wash esp after the washes I actually clean the top... I apply with an old cloth diaper ... and i spray on the cloth and then wipe ... get a nice shiney coat ... let dry .. repeat .. and you're good .. I tend to wipe the top down 2-3 times a week with the rag .. it usually stays damp .. if not give it a spray or two .. I use the same rag so it just stays with the protectant ... its to keep it looking fresh and to keep the dust etc off of it .. I honestly have people come up to tell me how good the top looks all the time .. i just say TAKE CARE OF IT haha .. but F21 is my favorite protectant .. its cheap and works great ..
btw .. never store your car w/ the top down always park it at night with it up ... and again .. just take care of it !
pretty much all GTs are vynal unless you bought a canvas which is like 1-200 dollars more. they come on the cobras i think after 98 but i could be wrong. i think some of the 05s and up have canvas tops too not all jus some. the both last jus the same. if im wrong shoot me ja ja ja juuuuuss kiddin
95' GT blk/blk drop top
cai, 3:73, V force muffs, MGW shifter, jus added o/r h-pipe........for now
I use Liquid Glass, Connoisseur's Choice. Used it on a 1994 Mercury Capri I once owned and now that I have a Mustang I'm using it again. Covers real good and is long lasting, not to mention a very pleasant smell.
I've used all this stuff, and decided to try Greased Lightning. It worked much faster and easier by using only a cloth saturated with the stuff then washing it off. For real stubborn stains I used it with a brush and again it worked fine. I have a white top. I've not noticed any ill effects from using it.
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