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dcboxster

Convertible Top Cleaning

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Gents (and Ladies),

I have a light grey fabric roof on my 996 cab ('03) and would like some advice on the best cleaning product to use. I have previously used Renovo 'Ultra Proofer' product on the roof to seal it (about six months ago), but it is starting to look a little grotty and would like to clean it up. I understand this product will take some elbow grease to remove before I can clean the hood properly (as it did on my last 996 cab), but wondered if anyone has had any good or bad experiences with different cleaning products.

As ever, many thanks in advance.

Dave

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Gents (and Ladies),

I have a light grey fabric roof on my 996 cab ('03) and would like some advice on the best cleaning product to use. I have previously used Renovo 'Ultra Proofer' product on the roof to seal it (about six months ago), but it is starting to look a little grotty and would like to clean it up. I understand this product will take some elbow grease to remove before I can clean the hood properly (as it did on my last 996 cab), but wondered if anyone has had any good or bad experiences with different cleaning products.

As ever, many thanks in advance.

Dave

"Ragg Top" Google it for the best price.

Get the complete kit. There are some great threads here on this subject if you do a search.

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Ragg Topp here too.

Also, do not use soap on your top when washing after Ragg Topp treatment. The soaps just attract dirt. Only wash with a stream of water. When dry, use a stickey tape roller to keep the top clean.

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Another recommendation for RaggTop.

I'd like to recommend that before applying RaggTopp, that you wash the top with the Porsche top cleaner, use a soft brush (I use a potato brush) to agitate the embedded dirt, use a hose stream to wash the soap off, then use a vacuum to remove the residual water. Do not use any sort of towel to dry the top as that will leave fibers stuck to the top.

Let dry, then go over with a lint roller, finally then apply the RaggTop liberally.

I have the grey top as well, and this method has worked for me.

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I tried Raggtop several times. I now use, and are very happy with 303 High Tech Fabric Guard, Water Repellent. Several reasons for this. The 303 cleaner is specifically designed for outside materials ( umbrellas, cushions) and is very good cleaner. The I use AFTA cleaner for spotting whatever the 303 will not get off (bee pollen etc), Let it dry throughly. Here is the one big reason that I like 303 over Raggtop. I comes in a spray bottle vs a pressurized cannister. This allows me to pour come into a clean container and brush it on with a foam paint brush. With Raggtopp the cannister is spray only, and that means that you have to tape off all the areas (windows, paint) where you don't want Raggtop to get on. I just apply with the brush, let it dry and its done. No more than 30 minutes of labor required. It is now raining in So Cal and my roof top is beading up very nicely. Plus 303 contains SPF for long lasting protection. Also if you top is really faded, they make a stain for the top, just goggle convertible top color and you will find the site. I hear that it is good, however, I treat my top about 3 times a year so the color is great

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Cheers Gents,

Thanks for all the help and guidance. I have the RaggTopp kit now, but might wait a month or so until the weather improves here in the UK.

Once again, many thanks!

Dave :D

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