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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:30 PM
mccoynut mccoynut is offline
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care of convertible top?

What are your thoughts about care of the convertible top. should you use a cleaner and protector spray of just wash and forget it?
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:01 PM
Pima Roadster Pima Roadster is offline
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There is a company, Ragg Topp which offers a kit. I have not tried it but I have read good feedback on it. If my top was not down all the time, I would have utilised this product.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:53 AM
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303 High Tech Fabric Guard been using this for years... purchase at local Marine supply store
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:00 AM
Mikey48 Mikey48 is offline
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I get a great convertible top cleaner and protector from my BMW Dealership Parts Dept. My Z4 is a 2004 and my top is tan and still looks new.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:33 AM
Pima Roadster Pima Roadster is offline
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Anything marine grade will be durable due to the conditons. Most important is to get the top clean before the conditioner/sealer, just like cleaning the paint before applying wax. The Ragg Topp kit does include a cleaner. The company offers a soft brush for use on the top too but that can be duplicated for less money possibly from other suppliers.The most important detail is to not run the convertible thorough the car wash! Hand wash is the only way to go. I am amazed at how little time it takes to wash our Roadster. The style 42 wheels take up most of the time.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:10 PM
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z3 roadster top cleaner

Thanks to all who replied. I have ordered a kit from Ragg Topp.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:44 AM
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I have been pleased with the Ragg Topp product.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:55 PM
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I purchased the Ragg Top product. The only problem I have with it is the brush. I've tried using it twice now and each time the bristles come out and stick to my top.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:12 PM
mccoynut mccoynut is offline
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Thumbs up Ragg Topp

Thanks for the heads up, I did not order the brush. I should be able to find a brush locally.
Ken.
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