1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, Taking care of those fabric landau roofs in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Looking for a good process to clean and reinvigorate the black color. The roof among other things really make the ...
- 04-05-13 01:32 PM #1
Taking care of those fabric landau roofs
Looking for a good process to clean and reinvigorate the black color. The roof among other things really make the car sharp!! Thanks for reading!!!
- 04-05-13 01:47 PM #2Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
- Automobile(s): 1994 SLS x 2 ---- 1993 Eldorado Sport ----- 1994 Deville 4.9
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Re: Taking care of those fabric landau roofs
What a coincedence
I was thinking some about a vinyl landau roof this morning.
Cleaning a cloth landau roof requires some extra precautions over vinyl. Wash the top in the shade with car wash soap and water, or soap specifically designed for cloth roofs and tops. Apply the soap with a sponge, or a cleaning brush, with soft, nylon bristles. Never use a brush with stiff (especially metal) bristles as it may damage the roof. Also, steer clear of towels, a chamois or a cleaning cloth at this point, because it can leave lint or push dirt into the top. If you encounter tough stains in the cloth, use a dedicated cleaner specifically made for this purpose. After the top dries, apply a cloth roof/top protectant to guard against the sun's UV rays and to repel dirt.
Maybe someone will come along with better ideas?
- 04-05-13 01:51 PM #3
Just wash the top as you would the rest of the car. No special procedures or products necessary, and DO NOT "treat" a cloth roof. It is NOT a convertible top, it is not and should not be water proofed.
As far as fading is concerned, replacement is the only real option. Not cheap.
- 04-06-13 09:34 AM #4Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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Wow just posted a topic asking about this... my dad owns a nice carpet/furniture vac... think that would work?
- 04-06-13 09:40 AM #5
I posted in your thread on the subject.
If it has stiff or fast moving brushes, no. And definitely don't use any of the chemicals intended for carpets or stain removal.
I'd only recommend using it if it's just an extraction type handheld machine, but that would probably be less effective than just washing it by hand.