BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-16-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
sonicbimmer19
Lieutenant
12
Rep
481
Posts

 
Drives: E88 and F32
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (1)

Soft top question

Hey all,

I have a 128i convertible and I always thought the soft top was fabric so I've been treating it with fabric cleaners and fabric repellents but when I was going through accessories on BMW website, I found out that BMW Soft-Top Care Products package includes "Vinyl Care"
Is that just for interior vinyls but just included in soft top package or is that for the soft top?
More straight question would be, is BMW soft top fabric or vinyl?

"BMW Soft-Top Care Products
Original BMW Care Products offer you the right products to care for and protect your soft-top. Cleanses soil resulting from usage and environmental conditions, such as tree sap. It is recommended that you treat your soft-top with the appropriate agent after each cleansing so it can continue to bear up to the elemets.
Soft-Top Care Kit contains: Vinyl Care, Soft-Top Cleanser, Car Wash Shampoo, Repellent, and Treesap Remover."
Appreciate 0
      09-21-2011, 01:13 PM   #2
AlpineVert
New Member
AlpineVert's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
25
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 135i vert
Join Date: May 2011
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

I've had my 135 vert for almost 3 months and water was still beading from the factory seal. But I did just do two coats of RaggTop sealer after washing last weekend.

That's probably the stuff you want to get.
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2011, 11:05 AM   #3
Greg@DetailedImage
Colonel
United_States
29
Rep
2,411
Posts

 
Drives: clean and protected
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NY

iTrader: (0)

Many fabric and vinyl surfaces are best cleaned by the same exact products. For example the 303 Cleaner & Spot Remover for fabrics and vinyl is the same exact product as the 303 Convertible Top Cleaner, just labeled differently and the Raggtopp Convertible Top Cleaner - Fabric and Vinyl Tops is labeled accordingly. So in short you have a fabric top still and the cleaners can care for both. If you have any other questions please let me know.

Greg @ DI
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2011, 04:00 PM   #4
sonicbimmer19
Lieutenant
12
Rep
481
Posts

 
Drives: E88 and F32
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (1)

thanks guys!
Appreciate 0
      06-28-2013, 03:40 PM   #5
pj.rodriguez
Major
pj.rodriguez's Avatar
Canada
15
Rep
1,373
Posts

 
Drives: Alpine White 128i Cabrio
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
Okay so I understand that the RaggTopp cleaner is good on both fabric and vinyl, but what about a protectant? With RaggTopp, there is a vinyl protectant and a fabric protectant. Which will work for our tops?
Appreciate 0
      06-29-2013, 06:29 AM   #6
TOGWT
Captain
TOGWT's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
767
Posts

 
Drives: 630i
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL / London, UK

iTrader: (0)

These are not vinyl or canvas, but a laminate consisting of several components, a top layer of a solution-dyed acrylic textile, a middle layer of butyl rubber or urethane, and the poly-cotton headliner.

The Haartz Corp (acquired Rode & Schwalenbert that was established for 105 years) the world leading manufacturer of automobile convertible tops exclusively recommends Wolfsteins Pro-Series Developed specifically for cleaning, re-proofing and preserving convertible tops, these cleaning kits consist of two products RaggTopp ™ Cleaner and RaggTopp ™ Protectant




TOGWT® Autopia Detailing Wiki Article - “Convertible (Roadster) Top Detailing” - http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia...detailing.html


TOGWT® Autopia Detailing Wiki Articles, these informational resources contain everything you’ll ever want to know about automotive detailing and are an invaluable addition to your detailing knowledge base -. http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia...yperlinks.html
Appreciate 0
      07-04-2013, 08:17 AM   #7
pj.rodriguez
Major
pj.rodriguez's Avatar
Canada
15
Rep
1,373
Posts

 
Drives: Alpine White 128i Cabrio
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
So, which RaggTopp protectant do we use for our tops, since there are two different kinds?
Appreciate 0
      07-05-2013, 04:26 AM   #8
TOGWT
Captain
TOGWT's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
767
Posts

 
Drives: 630i
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL / London, UK

iTrader: (0)

Series RaggTopp ™ Fabric Cleaner and RaggTopp ™ Fabric Protectant - were developed specifically for cleaning, re-proofing and preserving convertible tops, fabric tops should be cleaned and retreated every three to six months, these cleaning kits consist of two products:

Although the fabric does not promote mildew growth by itself, mildew may develop with the combination of moisture and dirt and/ or other foreign substances that are not removed. This is especially true in warm, humid, dark environments. A program of keeping the fabric clean through regular washings, before it gets dirty, will enhance the life and beauty of the acrylic and make successive cleaning easier.
Appreciate 0
      07-05-2013, 04:29 AM   #9
litebulb
Lieutenant
litebulb's Avatar
Canada
4
Rep
414
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E88 135i M-Sport/6MT/SGM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
I use 303 products; Fabric convertible top cleaner and fabric guard. I'm very happy with the results.
__________________
| Dinan S2 | Dinan CF CAI | BMWPE | BMWP 313 | OC | FMIC | UUC Evo3 SSK | EBC GD Sports Rotors | EBC Redstuff | Whiteline KDT918 | H&R Front Sway | Kerscher CF front lip | Scopione CF rear diffuser | P3 v2.1 Gauge | Interior LED Retrofit |
Appreciate 0
      07-08-2013, 09:20 AM   #10
jester17
Private First Class
jester17's Avatar
2
Rep
194
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 135i Conv. M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Elizabethtown, PA

iTrader: (0)

I know we have a NeverWet thread here, but I didn't see there any references to people using NeverWet on their vert. tops... anyone here had experience with that? Seems like a perfect solution...
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2013, 05:23 PM   #11
jester17
Private First Class
jester17's Avatar
2
Rep
194
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 135i Conv. M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Elizabethtown, PA

iTrader: (0)

BUMP! Anyone used Neverwet on their vert. top?
Appreciate 0
      12-02-2013, 02:08 PM   #12
Jmoney
Private First Class
Jmoney's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
134
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Mineral Grey/Coral
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Miami

iTrader: (0)

I have always used Swissvax Lotus on my aunt's 330ci and it still beads PERFECTLY!

http://www.swissvax.us/merchant.mvc?...NVERTIBLE-CARE is the link and you can also buy this from scheerdetailing.com
__________________
2012 LeMans Blue Metallic 135i Coupé - SOLD
2013 Mineral Grey Metallic 335i Sedan
Still keeping it classy with a Clutch.. Mods coming soon.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST