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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Originally Posted by skipp
I've been using Autosol on my BMW....is there anything better for my Porsche?
Skip - Check out these two sites. I would recommend that you copy them to your "Favorites" folder. There is a lot of good car care info on both of these sites. These will also answer your "clay" question, too.
I use the Raggtopp products twice each year. Keeps a nice level of protection, imho. However, if you drive your car in bad weather regularly, you might want to clean/treat the top every 3-4 months or so.
So, yes, the Raggtopp products are for regular maintenance of the top fabric. If you do choose to purchase Raggtopp, make sure you buy the product for *fabric* tops (vs vinyl).
I am about to pull the plunge on the raggtopp however I came across this comment at amazon.com
Careful!, February 23, 2006
Reviewer: Nikolaus "cmosman" (cary nc) - See all my reviews
I used to use the Vinyl top version of this product on my 97 Miata and it kept the tan top in absolutely perfect condition. No cracking, discoloration etc. Great.
So I thought to use the same brand on the grey fabric top of my new Boxster.
WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. Although the water repelling feature is there, the grey is now a lot darker overall, and a different, lighter shade where the fabric is under higher tension (above the frame rails). It really did a "job" on the top. Looking closer, it appears that the solvents attack the vinyl layer underneath the fabric and some of it's dark color leaks along the fabric's fibers to the top.
Do the product developers at Ragtopp know how much a new top for a Boxster costs ?!!?
So, unless your top is really ragged and needs this for some other reason, stay away from it! I learnt it the hard way.
Everyone's happy with it but this guy. Should I ignore this ?
I've been using Raggtopp for about 5 years, but only on black tops. I think the Raggtopp cleaner works great, and the top color looks very even and uniform. And of course the water repellant properties are exceptional. After rinsing my top, I can dry it to the touch with a single pass of my "Absorber" synth chammy.
I use RaggTopp on my metropol blue top and think it works and looks great. It does make the top look darker, but in my opinion that is a good thing. Based on the Amazon post, perhaps not such a good result with lighter color tops?