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Sat, Jun-05-2004, 05:26:46 PM
OEM black cloth top..

I'm finding what looks like worn or mashed spots just above the driver and passenger windows.

Is that:
1. Mechanical Problem?
2. Convertible Top Neglect?
3. Something I need to get used to?

Sun, Jun-06-2004, 02:00:35 PM
How old is the car? Pics? Is the material wearing through on both sides? Some wear will occur but if it's new, you shouldn't be seeing anything like what you described at this point. I have a coupe myself, but drop tops should function and look right for years with routine care and maintenance. Repeated use is what they're supposed to accomodate and you will see some minor impressions made over time. If it's new, it sounds like an adjustment issue and which may warrant either a new top or an acceptable repair to you.

Sun, Jun-06-2004, 03:34:13 PM
Try the BMW made stuff for cleaning/protecting your top. . .goto the dealer and ask them for it.


Sun, Jun-06-2004, 06:49:23 PM

Take a look at this thread created by 'Z rated.'


I posted a link to an excellent Convertible top cleaner/protector called 'Raggtop.'

Also, pics would be quite helpful if you are able to post them.

Mon, Jun-07-2004, 12:00:54 AM
Try this: http://www.properautocare.com/vinyl---convertible.html

Mon, Jun-07-2004, 04:31:52 PM
Excellent link Special K :thumbsup:


Mon, Jun-07-2004, 10:41:49 PM
Thanks. Schooled me on a couple issues. I noted you detail and I just picked up a PC 7424 to rid myself of the illusive "swirl monster." Never worked with one before and definately don't want burn through. I was thinking of just putting down some Klasse "one step" after I claybar. Ever worked with the stuff? Currently using Zaino and am pleased to this point, but just want to test the waters.