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What should i use to wash soft top?

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What should i use to wash soft top?

Postby da2ca » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:00:03 UTC

I have just picked up a E46 convertible and was wondering how to wash the roof??
I mean for the general weekley wash.
I use autoglym bodywork shampoo and conditioner should i wash the soft top with the normal shampoo or should i use something else?
I am asking as i am worried the wax(presumably this is what autoglym mean by conditioner) in the car shampoo will eventually discolour the soft top.

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Re: What should i use to wash soft top?

Postby verbarthe » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:14:41 UTC

For a general wash I just use my normal car shampoo which is also Autoglym Bodywork and Shampoo Conditioner . Autoglym also do a Convertible/Softop Cleaner Kit which is basically a wash and re seal , and there are plenty other similar kits on the market. For restoring a faded Softop there are again quite a lot of products you can get, Renovo being one, also Bmw do kits themselves . :)
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Re: What should i use to wash soft top?

Postby da2ca » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 16:24:15 UTC

verbarthe wrote:For a general wash I just use my normal car shampoo which is also Autoglym Bodywork and Shampoo Conditioner . Autoglym also do a Convertible/Softop Cleaner Kit which is basically a wash and re seal , and there are plenty other similar kits on the market. For restoring a faded Softop there are again quite a lot of products you can get, Renovo being one, also Bmw do kits themselves . :)



Thanks for that, i need not have worried.
The hood is in good condition being a solid black, and i didn't know if the weekly wash would affect it.

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Re: What should i use to wash soft top?

Postby pip79 » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:56:26 UTC

Dave,

During my ownership of a E46 vert (4 years) best I ever used was BMW's own 2 part kit from the dealers........top stuff. :D :D
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Re: What should i use to wash soft top?

Postby da2ca » Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:48:53 UTC

pip79 wrote:Dave,

During my ownership of a E46 vert (4 years) best I ever used was BMW's own 2 part kit from the dealers........top stuff. :D :D



Thanks, I will look into this. Is the kit expensive and is it meant for regular use or just whenever it needs a proper clean?
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Re: What should i use to wash soft top?

Postby sye » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 20:49:44 UTC

pip79 wrote:Dave,

During my ownership of a E46 vert (4 years) best I ever used was BMW's own 2 part kit from the dealers........top stuff. :D :D


during my ownership of the M3 vet the only one ive ever used is the same 2 part kit from the dealers ........ cheers phil [:D] .

i only wash the roof onece or twice a year ....
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Re: What should i use to wash soft top?

Postby pip79 » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 17:07:27 UTC

da2ca wrote:
pip79 wrote:Dave,

During my ownership of a E46 vert (4 years) best I ever used was BMW's own 2 part kit from the dealers........top stuff. :D :D



Thanks, I will look into this. Is the kit expensive and is it meant for regular use or just whenever it needs a proper clean?
Thanks,
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Sorry Dave I missed this....as Sye says once or twice a year is all it needs. Not sure of the costs now as I sold my vert in 07.
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