Convertible Top Cleaning Guide
If you are thinking on cleaning your convertible top, you should know that caring for this particular area of your car is different. The upper part of these beauties can be made of fabric (cloth or canvas) or vinyl. Caring for these materials is different from painted surfaces of your vehicle. Our expert car detailers have put together a simple guide to help you clean your convertible roof.
Here is what you need:
- Microfiber Drying Towel.
- A moderately stiff brush
- An adequate cleaner and protectant for your specific convertible top
Wet the top thoroughly and rinse off any lingering contaminants. Next, spray the cleaner of your preference and start scrubbing lightly with the soft bristle brush. For stubborn impurities, spray more product and let it do its job for 20 minutes. Continue scrubbing gently with the soft bristle brush. Rinse with water until the foam disappears. Finally, dry the convertible top using a Microfiber Drying Towel.
Things to Avoid When Cleaning Your Convertible Roof
- Washing it under direct sun
- Spot cleaning as this will leave rings or spots
- Common household cleaning products as they can harm your rooftop
- Products that contain ammonia, bleach, detergent, alcohol or vinegar
- Cloth, chenille-covered sponge or lamb’s wool mitt as they will leave lint
Convertible tops made of fabric are propense to catching up dust, lint, pollen and other things that fly around the air and get stuck in the material. Using a lint roller will do the trick. Just run it over the top to bring back that new look you love.
For vinyl tops, you can apply a protectant specially formulated to prevent the color from fading and the material from cracking.
By following the above convertible roof cleaning guide, you will extend its lifespan and avoid premature damaged.
You can trust your car to the professional car detailers at Mike’s Auto Spa. They will make sure your car rooftop will recover its amazing look. Browse our website to learn about our car wash packages in Westminster, CO.