completely gross convertible top

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hey yall,

I am trying to surprise my parents by completely detailing their 09 convertible. I tried to search on here and google some good products, but nothing seemed as bad as how their top is. they have to park under trees, so the top is covered in sap and dirt (well thats what im assuming the black spots are). I will include some pictures too. But to get to the point, what would yall use to get this top spotless again?




 

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try regular car wash soap and a soft bristle brush first.
You might send chemical guys a mssg and see what they suggest. look under sponsers.
 

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My mom has that problem on her top. We would use mildew remover to get some of that stuff out but it never got nearly that bad..


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try regular car wash soap and a soft bristle brush first.
You might send chemical guys a mssg and see what they suggest. look under sponsers.

I am about to try that in a bit. I have a pretty big cart with CGs right now anyway, so i might as well see what they have lol

My mom has that problem on her top. We would use mildew remover to get some of that stuff out but it never got nearly that bad..


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i never thought about mildew, i hope its easy to come out lol
 

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so, I just called chemical guys. they said they don't offer anything to clean the tops cause they will fade when you clean it? they just offer something to protect it
 

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I used diluted simple green on my old white vert. Used a soft bristle brush with it.
 

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I used diluted simple green on my old white vert. Used a soft bristle brush with it.


This is what I used to do (@ 4 parts water to 1 SG) and then scrub with a brush. I followed that with Aerospace 303 cleaner and protector.

After @ 7 years I had enough and switched to a black top, so much easier to maintain.
 

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This is what I used to do (@ 4 parts water to 1 SG) and then scrub with a brush. I followed that with Aerospace 303 cleaner and protector.

After @ 7 years I had enough and switched to a black top, so much easier to maintain.

thats perfect lol i have about 3-4 oz of SG left haha
 

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If you aren't in direct sunlight you can let it sit for a bit. I would wet my top then spray the cleaner on and let set in for 5 to 10 mins while I washed my wheels and tires. Then I would wet again and start scrubbing with a brush and soapy water followed by vert top cleaner/protectant.
 

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If you aren't in direct sunlight you can let it sit for a bit. I would wet my top then spray the cleaner on and let set in for 5 to 10 mins while I washed my wheels and tires. Then I would wet again and start scrubbing with a brush and soapy water followed by vert top cleaner/protectant.

ill definitely be in direct sunlight, we dont have a covered car wash here :(
 

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Its only SG so it will be ok, just keep the top wet with a mist while the cleaner soaks in a few minutes.
 

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I'd first get it wet and then spray the top down with the solution. Then doing small sections at a time, spray more solution as you go.
 

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i had no luck again :mad: i also read that a half cup of bleach to every gallon of water would work too. so is that like 1:32 ratio?
 

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If elbow grease isn't working you might want to try the local DIY car wash power washer. The stains are in the pores of the canvas so you may need some pressure to get it out. Your problem areas don't go to the edge of the top so you will be ok with a pressure washer, just be careful around the back window.

I have washed my top at the DIY car wash many times to get off sun baked bird shit etc and never had an issue.
 

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