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Old 01-14-2019, 09:16 AM
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What’s the consensus regarding convertible top dressing? I’ve tried lots of products on my Miata’s and nothing seems to stand up to the sun out here in AZ.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:02 AM
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RaggTopp. In your climate, you might need to reapply every year.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:03 AM
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Ragg Top is what is recommended by the manufacturers.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:33 AM
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Raggtopp here too. I clean fabric by thoroughly vacuuming. I apply three light coats out of the wind (in the garage), allowing each coat to dry (back out in the sun) before the next coat. I allow it all then to "cure" in the garage for 24 hours. I think that's pretty close to the instructions on the product.

Here in Chicago area, driving the car year 'round, I treat the top about twice a year. It's holding up pretty well at 14 years and 70,000 miles.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:44 AM
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I just ordered some from Suncoast...
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:46 PM
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I use 303 fabric guard.

Been using it since 2002 on my 03 Cobra (had a cloth top)
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:53 AM
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I have also been using 303, seems to work great. Applied once a year, but car does not see much rain, only from the hose at bath time
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All are very good; RaggTopp, 303, and Porsche's.

Prisoner48, never wash your top (except for the prep stage to accept new protectant) with soap & water. Just water only. Use a sticky tape roller in between washes. This is the best one I've used (buy at Target):



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Old 01-16-2019, 10:14 AM
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LOL, I have three Golden Retrievers, rollers a plenty in this house. Thanks for the tip, I would never considered that!
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:55 PM
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I've never washed my top in 8 years, I've used a sticky roller since new and the top still looks perfect. It's surprising how much dirt gets lifted with those rollers!
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