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Vinyl top refresh / renew?

RickB

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I'd like to get some product to apply to my 5 year old top that will renew it a bit, so I can hold off installing a new one for a while if possible.

I've seen 303 and Raggtopp and Renovo and others, is there a product anyone here has used and recommends?

I'm looking for something to clean it and then treat it to protect from UV and add some water proofing.
Making it look all nice and black again would be nice too.
 
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Ok, well I bought:
303 Aerospace Protectant 32oz

Online from Amazon shipped for less than $25.
I'll let you know how it works.
 

aeronca65t

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That's what I've been using on my Miata for the last 11 years. My original top is very well worn and goes up-and-down all the time, but it's still decent. I think the 303 helps.
 
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Most of the stuff I read said just wash it with regular soap and water, in fact even Ivory soap works great. Rinse then dry then apply the 303.
No need to buy the special 303 cleaner.
 

Rut

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I've used Tide to clean my boat top and 303 'Protectant' after and I like the results. I know we're talking different tops, but 303 has been a great product.
Rut
 
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Rut, good to hear this from you.
If you like it I am sure I will.
 

arfamoe

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I actually found Aerospace 303 for sale up in Canada and I was really impressed with the results. I can hightly recommend it
 
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That's what I ordered. It should arrive in a couple days.
After I use it I'll post some before / after pictures.
 

reddsprite

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I have used the Aerospace 303 and then I found out about this product called RaggTop-its difficult to find but it works good. Recommended by Haartz tops.
 

rkep01

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reddsprite said:
I have used the Aerospace 303 and then I found out about this product called RaggTop-its difficult to find but it works good. Recommended by Haartz tops.

Actually, if you google RaggTopp, you'll find numerous entries and places to purchase. :thumbsup:
 

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Haven't done my top yet but have loved Mop n'Glow Floor wax on all vinyl stuff, rubber door seals, dash, floor mats etc. It last longer than Armor All and is cheaper. Works very well for making plexiglass wind wings look new, just do a small area at a time and polish out before a thin cloudy film of wax builds up. If so use more liquid to dissolve it. Used 303 on my plastic kayak with good results but suspect this would work too, not sure about UV resistance though.
A cheap chip brush stiffened by cutting off 1/3rd of the bristles is ->the best<- thing ever for applying stuff or when using soap and water, cleaning all those impossible spots, nooks and crannies on dash boards etc.
 
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