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Old 01-31-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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Ragg Top Protectant

How do you use this stuff??

How do you keep it off the paint and glass? Do you have to worry about overspray? How long does it take to dry? I am thinking about buying this stuff. Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:47 PM   #2
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I taped off my car with painters tape and garbage bags just to make it easier.. I don' t think it harms the car or paint as long as you wipe it off right away.. Just was cleaner and easier to tape it off for me.. the stuff is worth it, does a fantastic job.
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I taped off my car with painters tape and garbage bags just to make it easier.. I don' t think it harms the car or paint as long as you wipe it off right away.. Just was cleaner and easier to tape it off for me.. the stuff is worth it, does a fantastic job.
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I second that, used it for years...

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I got some (3m Scotch Gaurd) of the overspray on the black trim piece on the rear deck, and it immeditaly turned sticky

I thought I cooked the goose, but it turned not sticky and no discoloration afterwards.

My advise, tape the whole damm car in the future IMHO
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:43 AM   #5
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guess I've been luck

I've never taped, I just wipe it off if it gets on the car/glass/rubber/trim.
I figure it wouldn't really hurt anything.

I've never experienced any stickyness.
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:26 AM   #6
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My car's being detailed today and I asked them to put on the Raggtop for me. I warned them about the overspray and they seemed to be familiar with that sort of product so we'll see how it goes!
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I use a lampshade or a shoe box. I thought about cutting a hole in the box so I could get my hand in there while keeping the box flush with top.
Also an idea was to use a sheet and open and close the soft top to make a sorta 'tent'. Spray away let dry and then remove the sheet. If you have a soft top cover getting your hand in there and spraying underneath the cover is a good idea too.
usually I try to spray right before my monthly clay barring of the car.
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Huh?
Sorry, but I don't understand. Can you say this in other words?

do you mean the smaller, cockpit type cover? You spray underneath it? I sprayed the top of it with some waterproof stuff. Never thought of spraying underneath it.
hmmm, what would that do?



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Huh?
Sorry, but I don't understand. Can you say this in other words?

thanks!

It soulds like he is suggesting that you spray the underside of your top cover, if you have one.

Either that, or he is suggesting to use the top cover as barrier for the over-spray.

Possibly, Perfectlap is on drugs today!!
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Definitely recommend masking if you are using Zaino or another synthetic paint protectant as I had a bear of a time removing the overspray from the Zaino. RaggTopp almost seemed to bond with the synthetic finish.
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maybe that was it

I use PS21S, or however it's spelled.
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I use PS21S, or however it's spelled.

Bob, are you saying that we need to be careful of the overspray from the P21S Wheel Cleaner??
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I have to say I am honestly a little puzzled by the lengths to which some of you go to keep Raggtopp Protectant off the paint, glass, etc. I haven't used it a lot, just a couple of times, but it seemed to me that overspray was easily cleaned off by a damp cloth, followed by a dry polishing cloth. No big deal.
Am I missing something somewhere?
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It soulds like he is suggesting that you spray the underside of your top cover, if you have one.

Either that, or he is suggesting to use the top cover as barrier for the over-spray.

Possibly, Perfectlap is on drugs today!!
spray the underside? That wil make you feel like you're on drugs from the fumes when the top is up no?
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I have to say I am honestly a little puzzled by the lengths to which some of you go to keep Raggtopp Protectant off the paint, glass, etc. I haven't used it a lot, just a couple of times, but it seemed to me that overspray was easily cleaned off by a damp cloth, followed by a dry polishing cloth. No big deal.
Am I missing something somewhere?

Hi,

I'm with you. While I do take care to avoid overspray, a Damp Cloth and whatever spray did occur cleans right up...

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Sorry for the confusion.

No, I meant that I use p21S wax and that must be why Raggtopp doesn't stick like Zaino or other synthetic waxes(quoted below). I don't have a problem with Raggtopp adhering to my trim or paint. I just use a little caution when spraying, then wipe off anything that doesn't go where I wanted it to.


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I'm going to get some Raggtopp and was wondering what kind of application do you guys do....quantity, interval et. al.
thanks in adavance!
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I usually do a few coats, let dry and then brush off the dandruff.
Repeat with a second or third coat.
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I just did a couple of coats. It does seem to dry with an uneven appearance, and requires brushing with a soft bristle brush to smooth out the finish.
Great product, anyway.
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I do a rinse to celar away the dandruff and then blot dry with my absorber and then add another coat.
Btw, I've been using that squeegee thing lately, works well.
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