Convertible tops for the most part are made out of vinyl or vinyl-like material, usually with some sort of texture. Treat it as you would any vinyl surface.
Tools & Chemicals:
Mild Detergent, Water, Cleaning Cloth, Soft-Bristle Brush, Ammonia, Vinyl Cleaner.
- For regular cleaning use mild detergent, water and a soft cloth or sponge. Vinyl is quite tough and can take a lot of cleanings which will keep the top looking good.
- If dirt and grime is heavier use a soft-bristle brush to loosen from deeper in the textured surface.
- You can also use a solution of ammonia and water applied with a sponge. Keep the solution mild and rinse off with clean water. Only do this once or twice a year.
- Of course, there are many commercial products that will clean and condition vinyl tops such as “Armor All”
Vinyl has plasticizers which keep it supple. Excess oils, harsh detergents and solvents will harden and crack vinyl surfaces