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    Hi Folks - just picked up the new wheels last weekend - the Dstyle Pls Cabrio - Ruby Red with the black roof. Lovely! What do you guys recommend using for cleaning the roof? Also what waterproofing stuff is best? Thanks! :eek:

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    For the protection, I have used on the past to good effect Gtechniq I1 smart fabric. Its highly oil and water repellent and makes ordinary fabrics waterproof and easy to clean. Can be used from sails, tents and awnings to your cars fabric soft top and interior.

    You need to clean the fabric top first using an all purpose cleaner (APC), thoroughly rinse then allow to dry. Once dry, soak the fabric with the I1 and allow to dry. Job done. A 500ml bottle will do 5 square metres.
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/interi...prod_1094.html

    http://youtu.be/oCtKm8oSnwU

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    Take a pride in your ride
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    • #3
      Just spoke to a guy to ask how he cleans his Audi TT cab roof.
      APC in warm water, spray a light coat of APC mix over the roof and then with a sponge and suede brush gently agitate it. Then rinse with an open ended hose. Allow to dry and then protect it with I1.

      Hope this helps?

      Andy

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      Take a pride in your ride
      @cleanyourride_uk

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      • #4
        Also NEVER fold the roof back when the fabric is wet.

        Top tip from a Cabriolet owner.
        ...I should never have doubted the Lord of Bacon!!
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        • #5
          why, what happens?
          sorry for asking a possibly stupid question!

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          • #6
            On the DS3 the roof gets 'squeezed' thus putting water into your car, plus it can cause the materiel to stretch.
            ...I should never have doubted the Lord of Bacon!!
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            • #7
              thanks mr big feet,
              i will heel, oops heed your advice.
              thanks
              Last edited by pablo; 17-10-2014, 10:47. Reason: sh#t spelling!!

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              • #8
                Hey guys, as an avid detailer I am very interested to read the above. I have a new Cabrio on order and have only had hard top CC's before and did not really think about how to clean and waterproof the soft top. Where is the best place to walk in and buy the best products? What do Halfords do? What specifically am I looking for?
                Thanks

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                • #9
                  Hi all, calling all DS3 Cabrio owners.

                  I know this hang had any replies for a few years but I was wondering if anyone has used the following -
                  Turtle Wax Soft Top Cleaner &Cabrio System 2 X 500ML - T6648

                  http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBa...37859000&ver=0

                  or

                  Autoglym

                  https://www.autoglym.com/convertible...t-complete-kit

                  Just looking for the best roof cleaner & protector for Cabrios that people may have used, alternatives accepted?


                  cheers


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