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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 10-17-2012, 08:02 PM
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2012 650iCV Soft Beige Convertible Top Discoloration -- PLEASE HELP!

Greetings,

Has anyone else had any material discoloration problems with the (exterior) soft beige top of a 2012 650iCV? If so, what can be done to prevent this (see attached photo) from occurring?

This problem is one among many that we've had with the car and the local BMW dealership's solution is to park it in a garage. A garage is not available and a car cover is impractical as the car is used daily in Florida.

Only BMW approved products have been used to treat the convertible top material. We are reluctant to use any third party products as we don't want risk causing additional problems or have BMW to come back and say that the discoloration is our fault. I don't believe that a BMW sealant has been applied by the dealer. I believe that they use a high pressure car wash type sprayer to remove the mold(?) which is effective for about two weeks.

Thanks in advance for your comments or suggestions!
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:36 PM
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After a thorough cleaning, I would seal the top with RaggTopp which is the best product on the market and approved by Haartz (one of the main OEM suppliers of soft-top fabric). If you are worried about the dealer I am sure if you call them they will tell you using RaggTopp will not affect your warranty.

Raggtopp also makes a cleaner, here is some info about the cleaner from Haartz.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:51 AM
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For the current problem I would trust Yorgi. He gives good advice.

Moving forward... I think I would consider using a cover if you don't have a garage and you must park outside. Avoid threes that drop stuff etc...

You have a car that's worth $100,000. That is more money than many spend on a house. I think the extra 5 minutes in the morning is worth protecting your investment.

Just my two cents.
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