Soft-top protection products ‘are highly recommended’

After cleaning a soft-top roof, drivers would be well advised to apply a water repellent or protective product to help the hood keep its lustre.

Tudor Raiciu, from autoevolution, said that there are numerous steps to follow when cleaning a fabric top but that it is not an especially complicated process.

Among the tips he offered are using a sprayer on a low level so as not to damage the material, while those cleaning it by hand should use a soft-scrub car cleaning brush and gently wash the roof.

After this, drivers can begin the real washing process and apply soft-top cleaners to get rid of any deep-sitting dirt.

Finally, motorists should use a protective product, which not only stops water damage but also works against other elements.

"[It] is also effective against UV rays, smog, tree sap, bird droppings and dirt," Mr Raiciu said.

Driver should under no circumstances think that household cleaning agents will offer the same protection as dedicated car cleaning products, as they are likely to do more harm than good, Deutshce Press-Agentur recently claimed.

Posted by Matt Casson

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