Canvas Top - Convertible Top - Which products to use?
Here's Meguiar's products for cleaning and protecting canvas convertible tops... While these two products are currently only available in our Marine line, you can still use them on automotive convertible fabric tops. Meguiar's actually worked with the Haartz company to develop these formulas.
What are you working on? As in what kind of car? How new?
A lot of older cars had a vinyl material for their top, most newer cars have a acrylic fiber material we generically refer to as canvas.
Meguiar's offers a cleaner and a protectant for convertible tops and actually worked with the Haartz company to develop these formulas. Because this is a cloth type material, you always have to be very careful whenever you're working on the top so that you don't agitate and thus fray the fibers. Soft brushes used gently will work fine, just don't get to aggressive and scrub real hard while cleaning.
After cleaning and the top is completely dry, or if you're top doesn't need to be cleaned, you can apply a protectant to help preserve the top material.
While these two products are currently only available in our Marine line, you can still use them on automotive convertible fabric tops.
Here's a thread that talks about convertible tops and our cleaner and protectant.
Haartz - Convertible Tops? How to clean and protect?
Detailing a PT Cruiser Convertible Top
Here's a link to the a boatload of information on convertible top materials...
A Restorer’s Guide
For Identification, Research and Replication of Automobile Top Materials
While the title is about restoration of tops, the page has links to just about everything you ever wanted to know about convertible tops both vintage and modern.
Cool picture after using our protectant from this thread...
Here's a picture of what M72 does for canvas tops.
And here's some good advice...
Originally Posted by Mike Phillips
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M71 Canvas Cleaner
Hope this helps...