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Convertible Top Care Products

The Haartz Corporation recommends using RaggTopp™ Cleaner and RaggTopp™ Protectant and RaggTopp™ Vinyl Protectant for your Convertible Top care needs. These products are thoroughly tested and endorsed by the Haartz Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of convertible topping fabric since 1920s. Haartz is the designated supplier of convertible topping fabric for virtually every U.S. automaker and most European manufacturers, and is the world’s only manufacturer of both PVC and cloth combined automobile and sport utility topping.

Call (805) 921-0100 or (800) 222-9577 to order or ask for more information

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RaggTopp Spray Cleaner

  • Safely Removes Roof Soils & Stains
  • Will Not Harm Paint or Glass Surfaces
  • Environmentally Friendly and Safe to Use
  • Will Not Harm Fabric or Vinyl
  • Easy to Rinse Off
  • Anti-Oxidant Formula
  • Will Not Decay Rubber, Vinyl, Plastics or Nylon
  • 16 oz. Spray Bottle

Price: $14.25 per bottle

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RaggTopp Canvas Protectant

RaggTopp Protectant was specially developed to protect and maintain fabric convertible tops from harmful elements. The number one factor in deteriorating these treasured, and expensive tops, is acid rain. When you add the damage caused by U.V. rays, smog, tree sap, bird droppings, tar dirt, grease and grit you are fighting a difficult battle against the elements that contribute to the weakening and failure of convertible tops.

This is really easy to use and produces great results. It is best applied in 2-3 light coats with drying time in between. What's great is that you are encouraged to apply it in sunshine so it will help the drying cycle.

  • Fluorocarbon Re-Water Repelling System
  • Will Not Harm Paint or Glass Surfaces
  • Helps New Tops Maintain Their Appearance
  • Renews and Extends the Life of Older Tops
  • UV Protection with UV Stabilizers
  • 14 oz. Ozone Friendly Aerosol Can
  • No Silicone, Freon or CFC's

Price: $26.50 per can

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RaggTopp Vinyl Protectant

RaggTopp Vinyl Protectant is a breakthrough in exterior vinyl protection. It uses a patented micro-bonding formula containing Ciba Tinuvin, the latest in UV blocking technology. What’s the big deal? Simple, RaggTopp Vinyl Protectant has 10 times more solids content than the leading competitor, which means it blocks UV radiation that much better.

Used monthly, RaggTopp Vinyl Protectant will shield your vinyl convertible top, car bra and exterior vinyl trim from the sun and other harmful elements while enhancing their natural beauty. RaggTopp Vinyl Protectant is not greasy or oily, and leaves a natural-looking, lasting sheen. Not for use on leather, imitation leather, suede or fabric.

  • Will Not Harm Paint or Glass Surfaces
  • Helps Vinyl Tops Maintain Their Appearance
  • Renews and Extends the Life of Older Vinyl Tops
  • UV Protection with UV Stabilizers
  • 16 oz. Spray Bottle

Price: $24.25 per bottle

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Call (805) 921-0100 or (800) 222-9577 to order or ask for more information
8 am to 5 pm PST, Monday to Friday

Why clean your Convertible Top?

Although convertible top fabric does not promote mildew growth by itself, mildew may develop on dirt and 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.

How do you clean your Convertible Top?

Hand washing in the shade or partial shade and not in direct sunlight is the best way. Do not use detergent! Bird and tree droppings, as well as other loose particle soils, should be removed immediately. Vacuum with a brush attachment and rinse thoroughly with water to remove loose particle soils. This will also prevent the soils from being re-deposited during the cleaning process.

Once the fabric has been rinsed thoroughly, spray RaggTopp™ Cleaner evenly over the entire surface while still wet. Allow the cleaner to soak for 10 to 20 minutes and then scrub lightly with a soft nylon brush or terry cloth rag. Rinse thoroughly, preferably until no remaining soap foam is observed. Additional cleanings may be required. It is best to determine the need for additional cleanings after the fabric has dried completely.

Once dry, cleaning must be followed by re-water repelling with RaggTopp™ Protectant. (This product does not contain CFC's and therefore, is not harmful to the environment.) Failure to apply will result in rapid re-soiling of the unprotected fabric.

Washing with soap (ie. Ivory or Lux) and warm water is a safe alternative to RaggTopp™ Cleaner, but not as effective.

What if your Convertible Top is very dirty?

For more stubborn cases, mix a solution of no more than 1/2 cup (4 oz.) bleach and 1/4 cup (2 oz.) RaggTopp™ Cleaner per gallon of water, soak for approximately 20 minutes and scrub lightly as indicated above. Excessive soaking with the bleach solution can deteriorate seam threads. Rinse thoroughly to prevent streaking on painted and chrome surfaces. Several cleanings may be necessary. Once again, RaggTopp™ Protectant water repellent must be applied to the fully dried fabric.



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Terminologies:

Over the years, different terminologies have been used for the same parts. To minimize confusion we've collected many of the diffeent names to give customers some reference to the different Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Fiat and Jaguar trim parts that vary in terminology around the world.

Convertible top = soft top, rag top, head, hood, hooding, soft window Targa top, retractable top, vinyl top, top boot, convertibles arriba, converteerbare boven
Carpet = rug, rugs, carpet kit, carpet set, molded carpet, cut and bound carpet.
Seating = seat kit, upholstery kit, leather upholstery, sport seat, recaro seat, vinyl seat, cloth seat, sitzkissen, perforated, perforiert, embossed, sitzpolsterung, imbottitura sedile, asiento tapizado
Sealing = rubber seals, weatherstrips, weatherseals, door seals, window seals, gaskets, dichtungsrahmen
Panels = door panels, linings, trimmings, coverings, sun visor, sunvisor, sonnenblenden, headliner, himmel bespannung, encabezando
Trunk = boot

Materials:

Leather = hide, side, skin, cowhide, leder, cuero, Connolly, Roser, Bridge of Weir, cuoio, split
Carpet = Abetone, Dorsett, FTV, feintuft, loop, cut pile, Wilton, perlon, tufted, automatico de alfombras, teppich, tapijt, tapis
Vinyl = Spradling, China General, Freudenberg, MB Tex, ambla, leathercloth, rexine, hardura, ICI, vinyle, naugahyde
Topping = Happich, Stafast, STF, Aresma, Sonnendeck, Sunfast, dobby, lienzo, leinwand
Seat Pad =  rubber fiber pad, foam pad, gummihaarauflage, almohadilla
Sunvisor = sonnenblend, pare soleil, domenica visiera, zonneklep