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Old 09-30-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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Drop Top Protection ??

Hi All,

Been a long time but im back as an E46 nut, yes I went a long time without as I sold my previous 330CD Sport but I just picked up my nice new 320CD Sport Cabrio M-Tech last friday.

My question is as this is my first ever drop top naturally I want to be able to keep it in tip top condition. Now seeing as I live in the UK where its notoriously bad for wet/damp conditions I want to protect the roof as best as I can.

I have bought a top half cover to use when the bad weather arrives but want to get some recomendations for sealant/protection to keep the roof immaculate anyway. I have come accross turtle wax, autoglym, and 303 which appears to be used for marine/boat canvas roofs but so far looks great for water not prenetrating it, which in your opinion is the best/easiest to apply and provides the best water resistance/sealing?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, apologies if this has been asked before as I did do a search in the forum but could not find a thread similar in question.

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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Ragg Topp or 303.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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+1 on both, heard nothing but good things about them. I used 303 and liked it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:19 PM   #4
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I use 303 on mine as well and it has done a good job, I would recommend it. If you do get 303, buy the cleaner as well from 303 to prep the ragtop before you seal it with the repellant.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:57 PM   #5
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here's the stuff I use...RENOVO
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #6
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Cheers for the reply guys, much appreciated, I bought a cover at least for now and am hoping to get a hard top with winter coming. I think so far I like the 303 seen Renovo on youtube looks ok too.
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