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Old 08-04-2004, 06:26 AM   #1
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Products to safe-Clean the TOP

I am very interesting to buy products to clean the top of my Boxster. I had see on internet a lot of shops similar to this
http://www.convertiblecar.com , eagle shop, etc, etc..

But its forbiden to send by AIR (i writte from Madrid-Spain).

Does anyone know a Site on Europe, to buy it?? Does anyone use this kind of products?

Thanks in advanced.
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Old 08-04-2004, 08:13 AM   #2
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I would buy a Tequipment care kit on Ebay. I bout mine for $25 new. It has all the stuff you need, just make sure you get the cabriolet kit not the coupe kit. Then if it messes up the top in any way I will just claim it as a warranty thing.
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:23 PM   #3
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I wouldn't do ANYTHING to the top - except clean water and a lint roller.

For 2 years it was perfect, then the detail guy cleaned it - never has looked as good since.
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Old 08-04-2004, 05:27 PM   #4
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Do you need to waterproof it? Does water bead on your top?
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Old 08-05-2004, 02:05 PM   #5
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Based on the recommendations of others (including the factory VP from Haartz, our cars' top fabric's manufacturer) I've used both the cleaner and restorer "RaggTop" products, which produced great results. Looks good as (better than?) new.

I do agree with Ad about the question of whether you need to do anything to the top - if the water still beads and there's nothing stuck to it, leave it alone. Once I scrubbed the top, the only way to get it back to beading was to go through the whole deal or retreating it with the RaggTop protectant.

BTW, if you go with the RaggTop, mask off the paint and glass to prevent a lot of extra work. The can says that overspray wipes right off, but I had a bear of a time getting it off myself. The stuff was tenacious (great for the top protection but a pain if you want it off the car's surface )
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