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My convertible top is a little over 20 years old but the car is usually garaged so it's still in pretty good shape. I certainly don't want to do anything to screw it up. I'm not trying to dye it darker or anything like that. Just want to clean and seal it so it hopefully will last a while longer. I would like to use something fairly gentle so that I won't have to worry about keeping it off the cars paint or windows etc. I have already bought a horse hair brush made for cleaning tops. Any recommendations for simple and paint safe cleaning and sealing chemicals? Thanks!

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RaggTopp is what the shop that installed our top recommended. My son-in-law's uncle also uses it on his 69 GTO convertible and is very happy with the RaggTopp product line.
 

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I recently did my parchment top and was amazed. I used the SEM cleaner and a bristle brush.
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I don't have a convertible any more but I watched someone demonstrate 303 on their Porche top so it is probably pretty good. They sell the cleaner, a water repellant and UV protectant and a soft bristle brush designed for convertible tops.
 
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Use a good auto shampoo and a soft bristled brush to get the dirt off.
As stated above, Raggtop is the way to go. I use it on my BMW also (cloth version). My tops look like new.
Here is my top. It was installed in the late 90s. Just had the rear window replaced.
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I don't know about today's cheap Chinese vinyl, or what a black top will do. But all I've ever used to clean my forty some year old white top is Comet and a stiff bristle brush. Makes it nice and white!
 

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One more vote for Formula 303 cleaner and get the protectant too. ;)
 

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Thanks for the replies! It sounds like either Formula 303 or Raggtopp cleaner is the way to go. I will get the protectant also after I decide which one to get. (y)
 

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SWMBO makes a homemade recipe of 1-part Dawn, enough Baking Soda to give the solution body and 2-parts Hydrogen Peroxide. Used it on my boat canvas and vinyl for years.
 
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Thanks for the replies! It sounds like either Formula 303 or Raggtopp cleaner is the way to go. I will get the protectant also after I decide which one to get. (y)
I've used the 303 on my black top and it still looks brand new after 20+ years.
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I don't have a convertible any more but I watched someone demonstrate 303 on their Porche top so it is probably pretty good. They sell the cleaner, a water repellant and UV protectant and a soft bristle brush designed for convertible tops.
I use their products on my XK-R's cloth top. They are well recommended too.
 

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Thanks for the replies! It sounds like either Formula 303 or Raggtopp cleaner is the way to go. I will get the protectant also after I decide which one to get. (y)
BTW, what is the condition of your vinyl window?
 
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