Care & Cleaning
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Care Of Glass Windows:

Glass Windows Should Be Cleaned With Water Based Glass Cleaners Only.  Please Be Extremely Careful When Cleaning Heater / Defroster Glass Windows Not To Scratch The Defroster Lines Or To Break The Power Source Connector Wire.  Cleaner Should Never Be Allowed To Drip Into Seams Of Heat Seals.

 

Care Of Plastic Windows:

Plastic Windows In Convertible Tops Should Be Cleaned FREQUENTLY.  Be Sure To Hose Or Blow Off Loose Dirt Particles From The Surface First, And Then Use Either Plain Water Or Mild Soap And Water Solution.  Apply With A Soft Cloth Or Tissue To Gently Clean Window.  Always Clean In A Side To Side Or A Top To Bottom Motion.  NEVER In A Circular Motion.  (Cleaning In A Circular Motion Can Damage Plastic Windows).  There Are Also Several Good Plastic Cleaners Available.  NEVER Use Harsh Brushes Or Abrasives When Cleaning Plastic Windows.

 

Use Of Vinyl Preservatives

Please Note We Do Not Recommend Use Of Penetrating Vinyl Preservatives, Conditioners Or Dressings On Tops, Tonneau Covers, Etc..

 

Cleaning Tops, Tonneau Covers And Other Products Made In Cloth Or Vinyl Toppings:

We Strongly Recommend Hand Washing Convertible Tops And Other Products Made In Cloth Sport Toppings.  Tops And Other Products Made In Vinyl Toppings Can Be Cleaned Using Vinyl Cleaners Which Are Widely Available.  While Car Washes Generally Will Not Harm Convertible Tops And Glass Or Plastic Windows Made In Cloth Or Vinyl Toppings, NEVER ALLOW A CAR WASH TO APPLY SPRAY WAX TO YOUR CONVERTIBLE TOP.

To Hand Wash Our Products, Use Ivory Or Other Mild Soap Flakes In A Bucket Of Lukewarm Water.  In Hard Water Areas Add Calgon (Not To Be Confused With Dishwasher Detergent) Or Other Water Softener Until The Water Feels Slippery.

 

ALWAYS

Always Leave A New Top And Glass Or Plastic Window In The Up Position For A Minimum Of 24 Hours After Our Products Were Installed.  As Convertible Top Frames Age, Links And Joints Wear And Top Frames Do Not Have The Same Alignment As When Convertibles Were New.  Leaving Convertible Tops And Windows In The Up Position After Installation Allows Them Time To Become Seasoned To The Top Frame.

Always Try To Leave Your Top In The Up Position Overnight, Or Whenever Else You Will Not Be Driving.  This Will Help Retain The Original Shape Of Your Top, Resist Shrinkage, And Avoid Crease Marks Where The Top Folds When In The Down Position.  This Will Help As Well To Prolong The Service Life Of Plastic Windows.

Always Follow The Instructions In Your Owner's Manual For Lowering And Raising Your Top Except When Specified Otherwise.  Always Keep The Top Well Area Free Of Objects, Especially If A Glass Window Is Installed With Your Top.  Even Harmless Looking Objects Such As Beach Towels Can Cause Glass Windows To Break.  Objects In Your Top Well Can Further Cause Unnecessary Wear And Stress On Top Frames, Plus Cause Damage To Your Top And Plastic Windows As Well.

Always Unlatch Top At Front Before Unzipping, Or Zipping Window Closed Before Latching For Any Convertible Top, Glass Or Plastic Window, Unless Different Instructions Appear In Your Owners Manual Or Product Brochure.

Always Try To Keep Your Top, Tonneau Cover, Glass Or Plastic Window, Etc., Clean.

Always Wash Tops, Tonneau Covers, Etc. In The Shade, Never In Direct Sun.

Always Wash Entire Top, Tonneau Cover, Etc. Never Spot Clean To Avoid Rings Or Bright Spots.

Always Wet Entire Car Before Sudsing Top.  Use Sponge Or Soft Bristle Brush To Apply Suds.  Do Not Use A Chamois Or Cloth Since These Will Leave Lint On Cloth Tops.

Always Rinse Well With Hose Making Sure To Remove All Traces Of Soap.  Wipe Off Excess Water With Sponge.  Please Be Careful To Hose Down Entire Car To Prevent Soap From Streaking Paint.

Always Install Tonneau Covers And Top Boots After Cleaning While Still Damp To Preserve Fit And Shape.

Always Try To Move Tops Into Direct Sun After Cleaning And Thorough Rinsing To Dry.  Chamois All Excess Water Off Body Of Car.

 

DO NOT

Do Not Raise Or Lower Convertible Tops, Glass Or Plastic Window Assemblies When The Temperature Is Below 40*F (5*C) Since This Can Cause Damage To The Topping Or Inside Backing.

Do Not Store Away Wet Top Boots Or Tonneau Covers, To Avoid Discoloration And Shrinking That Can Cause These Products To No Longer Fit.

Do Not Use Detergents, Bleaches, Harsh Cleaners, Commercial Cleaners Or Abrasives.

Do Not Use Dry-Cleaning Solvents, Etc.

Do Not Use Hot Water.

Do Not Cover Convertible Tops When Wet Or Damp.  This Can Lead To Mildew Growth And In Extreme Cases Can Cause Discoloration Or Rotting Of Toppings To Occur.

 

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