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#81 of 92 2010 GT black Cloth Top
Jan 10, 2012 (3:39 pm)
Does anyone have a favorite brand of cleaner and protectant for convertible tops.?.
Namely those products which are specifically designed for cloth tops care.
There's one from Google search which seems to favor a product called - RaggTopp.
Are there any others you guys give merit to consideration?
#83 of 92 Re: 2010 GT black Cloth Top [wilcox]
Feb 24, 2012 (3:01 pm)
When preparing my cloth top for protectant application I did these things.
1 Lightly vacuumed using a fine horse hair attachment. No plastic or harsh bristles necessary, Can use a horse hair shoe buffing brush which is acceptable...
2. Rolled top with a sticky lint roller to remove misc, including hair.
3. Used a little water (the universal solvent) to clean spots with a horse hair brush allowed it to dry.
4. Masked all windows and covered painted surfaces to keep spray blow-by off.
5. Mildly sprayed 1 coat of RaggTopp and let dry for at least recommended time.
6. Sprayed a moderate amount for 2nd coat of RaggTopp protectant an let it dry fully.
7. Tested areas to see how water beads.
8. Avoided linty rags or towels for drying. Could use blower easily while outside.
9. Remove and save masking materials for next time.
An ounce of prevention is usually worth a pound of cure.
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Mar 14, 2012 (7:29 pm)
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#85 of 92 Re: 2010 Convertible Top [delraygirl]
Oct 20, 2012 (4:38 am)
We purchased our 2010 Mustang convertible in April of 2010. About 6 weeks ago I noticed the cracking along the piping also. I would say it was very bad. Cracking and also flaking away, along about 60% of piping both sides of the car. We took it to the Ford dealership where we purchased it, they took pictures, many pictures and emailed the pictures to Ford. Ford ordered a new roof. We are just waiting for it to arrive and be installed.
Our mustang is a third car, and garage kept. It is rarely out in the weather. We live in the northeast and the car isn't driven from December - March. So this issue doesn't seem to be weather or maintenance related. That's probably why the roofs are replaced without an argument.
Delarygirl, how is the new roof? No cracking on this one?
#86 of 92 Re: 2010 Convertible Top [lindys]
Oct 21, 2012 (8:11 am)
So far it is OK; however, due to not owning a second car, I do drive it throughout the winter so, time will tell. I was not happy with the installation and because I had purchased the car used and not from the dealer, they did little after contracting it out. I personally had to take the car to the installers and then return it when I noticed buckling and sloppy workmanship. It does not fit as taut as the factory installation. I did send in a complaint to Ford.
#87 of 92 Re: 2010 Convertible Top [lindys]
Oct 21, 2012 (10:54 am)
My top looks beautiful and has no cracks in this new roof. Maroone Ford in Delray jobbed out the replacement and the install is perfect, just like original. I drive top down here in Florida from mid October until mid April and the top is up and down several times a day. Car is garaged when not in use.
#88 of 92 Re: Ford Mustang Convertible top [08tang]
Nov 27, 2012 (8:50 pm)
The top material is vinyl and stretchable...when warm!
The CLOSED top needs to sit under the hot sun which will allow it to stretch into correct fit. After one summer, the top will fit like a glove.
If the installer fitted it loose when new, in a year, it would fit like a blanket on a pig.
Convert tops should NEVER be raised or lowered in temperatures lower than 70 F. which allows the fabric enough elasticity to bend and fold without stress.
This is what caused the piping to crack, Next would be the fabric behind the back window where the most severe fold happens.
#89 of 92 Re: Ford Mustang Convertible top [saturn_vue]
Nov 28, 2012 (8:51 am)
Thanks for the info re: temp about raising and lowering the roof. The original roof fit perfectly. It was the replacement, which was loose and hasn't really tightened up, as per the original fit.
#90 of 92 Fading black convertable top
Apr 30, 2013 (8:00 am)
I had just bought a 2012 Mustang convertable last August. The top has faded and has water spots all over it which I can't get them out regardless of what I use. I called the dealership several times and they have not gotten back to me. Any idea what I should use to get these waterspots off my top?