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Old 12-03-2006, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default Official Vinyl Top Care Thread

I have tried seemingly a dozen different products on my convertible vinyl top, all with mixed results. I will type up my detailed review of the products I have used very shortly, but I wanted to get everyone's juices working first. I think we'd all be very interested to hear about products and techniques you have used to clean, protect, and shine your vinyl top.

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Old 12-03-2006, 01:51 AM   #2
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turtle wax and a scrub brush
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:29 PM   #3
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Default RE: Official Vinyl Top Care Thread

I just try to keep mine clean by light scrubbing with the brush at the coin wash then rinse clean, but would REALLY like to know what a good effective long-term cleaner/protector would be best to use on it. I DON'T wanna have to buy a new top anytime soon Mine gets extra severe use because I live in the snowbelt & drive my car all year.

It's funny to realise my top is indeed vinyl(?) It sure looks & feels more like canvas but, apparently only Cobras have canvas & all GT's tops are vinyl eh?

ArmourAll has been pretty officially declared BAD for vert tops. Looks great right away but, over the long run it will cause the top to be brittle/stiff & look like crap.

Someone mentioned Mcguires makes something good for vinyl tops?
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:43 PM   #4
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After trying several products, I prefer Raggtopp: http://www.autogeek.net/rafaca.html
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I've heard a lot about Raggtopp.... although never tried it. It seems there are a few different Raggtopp products. Which have you used??
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:07 PM   #6
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I used the kit which has both the vinyl cleaner and protectant (1 bottle of each).
The cleaner made a noticable difference - cleaned some stubborn spots that normal carwashing didn't.
The protectant gave a nice sheen without being glossy. Seems to stand up well to use & normal washing.
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soap and water works best for me...no need to waste money on dumb products.
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Ragg Top - great stuff!!
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:19 PM   #9
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One question : Where does the information that armor all is bad come from ?

I don't use it much but it seems that a couple of years ago it was ok to cut down on UV damage...[:-]
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When I had some stains in my white top on my 99, I used Tuff-Stuff and an upholstry brush, worked like a champ.
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