Convertible top care
MarkinAtlanta Member Posts: 194
edited April 2014 in Mazda
I've got the sweetest new (used) Miata. Just love showing it off. But I don't know the slightest thing about top and window care for UV protection. I've heard Zymol, McGuiars (sp) and Lexol make good products. Ideally, I would like to get an all inclusive kit and carry it in the boot, or maybe just plain old Armour All. I want to avoid anything that does more harm than good. The top is in great shape for a 9 years old, and I want to keep it that way. From your experience, what is the best. Thank you! Mark
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But there are bad habits:
Stowing a top wet
Stowing a top dirty or gritty (dirt abrades the top as it moves and folds)
Not noticing abrasion from misaligned bolts or linkages (not correcting a potential abrasion)
Cats (their claws can ruin a top)
Chemical stains (from overhead garage door motors!)
Sun damage from not using the top boot when top is down (burns the less durable underlining)
Cats CAN read, don't let them play dumb on you.
It appears that you have a first generation Miata with the plastic window. Scratches on those are always a problem. Just make sure to:
a) always unzip the window before putting the top down.
b) You might also consider buying an inexpensive sleeve for the window from an aftermarket retailer, as even the folder top laying on the window has the capability to scratch it.
Otherwise, those Miatas are terrific cars. I hope you're enjoying it.
Do yourself a fave: Buy your car care stuff from them. I've been detailing for 20 years and their advice and products are terrific. Enjoy!
Bret in Gwinnett