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Old 05-01-2001, 12:21 PM
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Hello everyone,
Its me again with another question. Can anyone tell me whats the best product to put on a rag top to keep the sun from completely destroying the canvas top on my 450SL? I live in New Mexico, and the sun here is extremely intense and burns up everything that it touches. Have looked at many products but am afraid of putting something on that will just make matters worse. Please help! Ted J. Gaskins
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Old 05-02-2001, 11:48 AM
John V
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What I do on my CLK softtop is a good cleaning with car wash or Mothers convertible top cleaner with a horse hair brush(from Griot's Garage), rinse, and, when dry, go over it with a tape-style fabric brush to remove any clinging dirt.Then after masking off windows and paint, apply Scotch guard fabric protector. I do this twice a year(spring and fall). My top is black, I have no discoloration or fading. I have seen a kit of cleaner and protectant offered in Precision Automotive Products catalog and same kit in Beverly Hills Motoring accessories catalog but I have not tried it. has a good how-to article that recommends Porsche products, which they sell. I haven't used it because the overspray can ruin any unmasked paint (scared me away). Good luck!
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