Convertible Top Cleaning
Cleaning your vehicles convertible top is not a difficult process. There are, however, some things you should know and some tips that’ll make the process easier. If you are new convertible owner, you should read this article about how to clean your convertible top before proceeding.
The first thing that you need to do is gather your supplies. You will need a hose, a bucket, mild car washing soap and a soft upholstery scrub brush. You do not want to use a brush that is too hard or too stiff, because you risk damaging your top.
Fill your bucket with warm water and add a teaspoon or two of your mild car washing soap. Gently agitate solution to mix up the soap. Do not use harsh cleaners like dish washing soap or shampoo’s with extra additives, like conditioners or moisturizers. Just use a good basic car washing soap.
Now take your hose and rinse your top off to remove as much loose soil as possible. If you have a high-pressure sprayer nozzle, use it as well to remove as much dry soil as possible.
Next, take your brush and dip it into your soapy water. Scrub the top working from the center towards the outside. If you find any difficult spots, you can bear down on the brush slightly but be careful not to use too much pressure. Also, be careful not to use your brush on your vinyl windows. The brush could easily scratch your Windows. Further, you should use just a basic soft sponge.
Finally, take your hose with your high-pressure nozzle and thoroughly rinse your convertible top. You can now allow your top to dry. Make sure that it is completely dry before folding it down.