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Care of Convertible Top

pauljaypauljay Member Posts: 19
edited June 2016 in Mazda
I am a recent owner of a 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. I am wondering if the convertible top needs any special care, other than simply washing it when I wash the rest of the car, to prevent sun damage, fading and dry-rot as it ages.


  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Do you keep it garaged?

    Congrats on the new car!
  • pauljaypauljay Member Posts: 19
    Yes, but over the years, the sun will tend to deteriorate the convertible's cloth top.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Only takes about two here and you see a lot of trashed Miata tops around. :)

    Dunno, it's been decades since I've had a soft top (that one, on a Jeep, barely lasted three).

    I'll send some people this way - stand by.
  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 17,077
    Raggtopp Fabric Cleaner and Fabric Protectant are good products; I use them on my Wrangler's top.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2020 C43; 2021 Sahara 4xe 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i; 2018 330i xDrive

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