VIDEO: How to Clean Your Convertible Top

Convertible tops are made from delicate material that requires special care when cleaning. Many people are intimidated at the thought of cleaning their convertible top; however, keeping it in great condition can be easy when you follow this advice.

What are the Steps to Cleaning the Convertible Top?

To begin, remove any loose dirt or grime by vacuuming the top with a soft-bristled brush attachment. Once you have done this, you are now ready to wash the fabric. Use a terry cloth towel or a soft-bristled scrub brush made from horsehair or nylon. Gently wash the top with only a mild, non-detergent cleaner. Avoid using harsh, abrasive cleaners or stiff-bristled brushes as these may damage the material.

With the terry cloth towel or soft-bristled brush, work in a circular motion to clean your convertible top. Move from side to side and bottom to top until the entire surface has been cleaned. After you are finished, rinse the top thoroughly, ensuring that all traces of soap residue have been completely removed.

After Cleaning, How Do you Dry It?

Leave your convertible top to air dry in the sun. Do not fold it back up until it is completely dry. Folding it while wet makes it more likely that your top will develop mold or mildew. Under normal circumstances, you should have no issues with your convertible top developing mildew, even if you are caught out in the rain.

It doesn't take much to keep your convertible top in great shape. If you need advice or have other questions about caring for your convertible, we would welcome the opportunity to assist you. Drop by our dealership or give us a call, and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

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