View Full Version : How to wash a soft top

04-28-04, 09:28 PM
My deville has a soft, cabriolet top; when Im washing the car, do I just pretend its not there and wash/dry it like it was a regular top, or should I just leave it alone? I cant really picture how I would wash it or dry it with a towel

04-28-04, 09:57 PM
Wash it like the rest of the car..... Normally they dont need much drying in my experience, as most of the water runs off...

04-29-04, 07:18 AM
Is it vinyl or cloth??? If its vinyl buy protectant and cleaner for vinyl tops.

If cloth, what I do is before contaminating the bucket of soapy water, I take a good scrub brush and scrub the top really hard, this loosens all that nasty moldy stuff. You'll be surprised how much dirt sheets off onto the cars.

04-29-04, 10:30 AM
ok, that sounds good but also makes me nervous. What kind of scrub brush should I use? I'm afraid it a brush will wear out of tear into the soft top!!

04-29-04, 06:27 PM
If your top is like this you should be A.O.K...just any brush should work, I actually used a floor scrubbing brush that was pretty stiff, just dont scrub like your actually tryin to remove stuff......just gentely brush back and forth.......I guess somethin like combing a horse..??...and make sure it stays really wet and soapy...do it about 2 times.

05-01-04, 01:10 PM
would a brush made for carpet scrubbing be ok, or is that too harsh? The top just seems so soft and fragile to me

05-01-04, 03:05 PM
Well that is what I used, a harsh carpet brush......all you have to do is move it along the surface, dont scrub at all. Pretend your combing it.