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Old 02-07-2007, 07:39 PM   #1
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does anyone know how to clean a white convertible top? anything special to use to make it back to its normal color or is it ruined? it is just a litte off white..
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anyone ?
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Wow dude good luck on that.

My 1997 Sebrings tan top turned greenish when the entire thing molded over. I ended up just giving the car to my brother in law because of that crap.

He used a carpet cleaner on the thing and eventually it removed the majority of the discoloring. Don't even think about taking it through a do it yourself car wash and using the high-pressure wash on it from like 3 inches away.

I didn't do it personally but I laughed my *** off about how it punched/bleed through the fabric and flooded the Sebring.
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probably the same way u clean a black one.... sorry couldnt resist... they make convert. top cleaner i personally use griots garage convert top cleaner when detailing cars with a stiff bristle brush ive never had to do a white top but it kicks *** on tan/black
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probably the same way u clean a black one.... sorry couldnt resist... they make convert. top cleaner i personally use griots garage convert top cleaner when detailing cars with a stiff bristle brush ive never had to do a white top but it kicks *** on tan/black

Yeah but considering I couldn't get a the tinge out of a tan top a discolored white top is going to be WAY more difficult to clean than a black top.

The big problem with my old black topped C5 was why my cat seemed to decide it was the most wonderful place in the world to sleep.
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so i am basically screwed?
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I use bleach white with a soft brush. Just wash your car off as you do it. I've been doing it for years. You can also use "really works" hand soap for dirt and grime. Then I spray 303 aerospace protectant on there and it stays white.
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I use bleach white with a soft brush. Just wash your car off as you do it. I've been doing it for years. You can also use "really works" hand soap for dirt and grime. Then I spray 303 aerospace protectant on there and it stays white.

When you says bleach white do you mean bleach or is bleach white a brand name?

There has to definately be a way to clean it though tell us how the "really works" stuff works on white top.

Any chance you can better describe just how the top is dirty.
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looks like an off white the vehicle is white so it is very difficult to keep the convertible top white ...it is like wearing a brand new white shirt & your teeth are off white..do you know what im talking about? it just looks like it could use a good wash but with some chemicals...
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The white top that you have should be a vinyl top....right?

I use RaggTop protectant. It's the best on the market. They have a top cleaner, but depending on how far gone your top is, it may not be agressive enough (just like paint....when it's faded, soad, water and wax won't help).

http://www.autostyles.com/prod01care.htm


In that case, do a google search on vinyl and how to clean and restore it. You're looking for solutions for a convertible top, but remember, it's simlar material to what's used on other items, so look for how to clean the MATERIAL, not the application of the material.

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/vinyl

http://www.mobileworks.com/convertible-top-care.html

http://www.renovointernational.com/p.../products.html
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When you says bleach white do you mean bleach or is bleach white a brand name?

There has to definately be a way to clean it though tell us how the "really works" stuff works on white top.

Any chance you can better describe just how the top is dirty.
Its a brand name and its the same that you use on your tires (Wal-mart). Works great for me. mine looks like a brand new top. really works is a great hand cleaner but will take any dust and dirt you have embedded in the top. When ever you get it the way you like it you need to put a protectant on there to repel the dirt etc..Post some pics of your top would be helpful if you can. Raggtop and 303 aerospace protectant are the best out there.
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