Soft tops get dirty with time, and damaged by the sunlight. Boats have been dealing with this for ages, and the marine industry has come up with some pretty good cleaners and protectorants. I have tried a bunch of stuff that says it's for cleaining soft tops from the automotive side, and just didn't find anything that actually worked, so I decided to give the marine industry a try. I picked up some 303 cleaner and 303 protrectorant from my local West Marine Store. One nice thing about being on the coast, they are all over the place. Read the instructions on the bottles.
|1. First up was the 303 Cleaner.|
|Before and After. It took a little work, but it did come clean. Just follow the instructions and let it soak a little before scrubbing it with a brush and soft rag.|
|2. Next up was the 303 protectorant.|
|The left side shows the 303 Protectorant, and the right side uncoated. It actually brought back some of the original color of the soft top vice the faded grey that it had become.|
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