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    My vinyl top officially took the dive this summer. The few weeks of 100 degree weather and all the rain really set in on it. Mold was growing pretty good around the seems and in the middle in a big spot. I used a nylon brush and a bucket of Simple Green and hot water, that was the only thing that would clean it off. Unfortunately, it only cleaned about a 1/5th of it off, now no matter what I try on it, the mold and discoloration is there to stay. I've tried a stronger Simple Green solution, I've tried some color-safe bleach, I even tried some POR-15 Marine Clean, and even that couldn't do it. So what do I do now? I could look for some black dye for it, any recommendations? I could continue to try and clean it off, but small cracks are appearing in it, what do I do now? I can't afford to have it redone, that's out of the question at this point.

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    Re: Vinyl Top Options

    Save up and have it done in the Spring, the winter is just going to take another harsh toll on it. By then you should have enough for a nice factory style padded roof
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    Hmmm, guess I forgot about the winter-time. I just hope I have enough cash-ola in the spring!

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    Re: Vinyl Top Options

    Part of the problem is you don't condition the vlnyl by using a water based dressing, that will help repel dirt and keep it looking bright. I sell both the dressing and a cleaner that should work on the top, pm me for details. gary

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    Let me take some pics of it for you to see, it's pretty bad. Is there anything I can do about the tiny cracks?

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    I don'rt see the pics?

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    Haven't posted 'em yet, lol.

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    Re: Vinyl Top Options

    Did you try "bleche-wite" or whatever odd spelling they have of it?

    I did that on the white top of a guys '91 Brougham he wanted me to clean up, it was moldy and that stuff cleaned a lot of it off. Also, Mr. Clean magic eraser worked great on my '83's white top getting off the small amount of mold that was on the edge, just make sure you soak the top in conditioner after you use it, as it will very slightly dry the vinyl, after you condition it your good to go.

    What have you got to lose?

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