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Old 01-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #9
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My Ride: 1987 325ic, 2003 M3
dirt will stick to the top if you just rinse water over it. I use a good quality soft shoe brush (for polishing shoes) and gently use it occasionally to whisk debris that sometimes gets on the top (spider webs, small crap from trees, etc.). I only use this brush for the to and keep it clean. I also use this brush to gently scrub the top (as the bristles get soft when wet) with a canvas top cleaner from 303 Aerospace Protectant. Eventually you'll have to reapply the protectant again anyway. I do it yearly with the 303. After about 14 years from living in New Orleans and then Chicago winters (parked during winter with a cover), the top is near the end of its life, but still useable on my e30 vert. To get good coverage vs. the spray bottle, I used a good quality brush (throw away after) - no streaks and it still beads a year later.
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