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Do you guys put anything on your rag top to make it shine? Anyone use RagTop Sprays or Protectants for shine or protection?

#1 User is offline   Paperboy7777 

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:49 AM

Does anyone use any type of spray or protectants for the rag top in order to keep it looking fresh, new, glossy???

I'm very concerned with the fading of my ragtop, I want to prevent it, is there any product that would revitalize it or make it look awesome...plain and simple. :)

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 11:31 AM

I'm partial to 303 Aerospace Protectant. You can usually find it at marine (boat) stores.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:59 PM

I use Raggtopp and have enjoyed the way it looks. Use with a nice horse-hair brush. Available almost anywhere.
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:49 PM

303 is cheaper than raggtopp and found more easily locally

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 12:54 AM

+1 for 303.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 07:58 AM

:thumbup: +2 for 303. I buy it by the gallon directly from 303Products
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 01:25 PM

+1 for 303 too.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 03:06 PM

+INFINITY for 303.

303 also makes a convertible top cleaner. I get the best results by first using the 303 top cleaner, then applying the 303 protectant when the top has dried.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 02:42 PM

303 and Raggtopp are both good products. I've used both and neither "clearly blow the other out of the water" IMO. Both have protectants and cleaners. Use what you prefer.

View PostPaperboy7777, on 17 April 2011 - 10:49 AM, said:

Do you guys put anything on your rag top to make it shine?

I'm not really aiming for a shine for my top.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:21 PM

I've never used ragtop, so I cant comment of their products. 303 is what I have been using, very happy with this product, leaves a nice clean ''semi gloss '' look. Very good stuff.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:47 PM

ok sweet, i think the majority has spoken, let's give the 303 a shot. Thanks. :)

P.s. how do i become a member? I want to share sweet pics of my s2k and write in the Classifieds?
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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:38 PM

View PostPaperboy7777, on 19 April 2011 - 09:47 PM, said:


P.s. how do i become a member? I want to share sweet pics of my s2k and write in the Classifieds?
Is there a fee?


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:59 PM

I've used RaggTop and it looks good. I just replace my old top with a new one top, do I have to protect it with RaggTop or is it fine? The old top I just used the power pressure washer and hit it good and than just rubbed raggtop on it.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:25 PM

If you want to keep that new top looking new, you'll need to use something to protect it on a regular basis.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:29 PM

I prefer RaggTopp over 303 for the top. It makes water bead on the vinyl just like it's been freshly waxed when it gets wet. I use 303 for the interior.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:37 PM

Note that I've used 303 and am a happy customer. I've never used Raggtop but have no reason to believe that that product isn't equally satisfactory.

Sunlight contains UV rays; UV rays are very destructive over time. If you replaced your top its likely because the UV from the sun degraded the vinyl. Put a protectant (Raggtop, 303, etc.) on the new top regularly to slow the rate of this degradation. Nothing lasts forever in the sunlight, but a good protectant can definitely extend the life of your new top.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:33 AM

Raggtopp is much better for you top than 303 IMHO.

303 looks nice but it runs when you next wash the car, Raggtopp does not. I have buffed it let it dry in the sun, the garage, hot or cool,it does not matter. I have a black car with tinted windows and can tell you that it runs, not an opinion but a demonstrable fact. I can see it on my glass and paint.

Raggtopp has never run on me. So I use 303 on vinyl that does not get wet, Raggtopp on things that do.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:14 PM

View PostAmazingGinsu, on 29 April 2011 - 10:33 AM, said:

Raggtopp is much better for you top than 303 IMHO.

303 looks nice but it runs when you next wash the car, Raggtopp does not. I have buffed it let it dry in the sun, the garage, hot or cool,it does not matter. I have a black car with tinted windows and can tell you that it runs, not an opinion but a demonstrable fact. I can see it on my glass and paint.

Raggtopp has never run on me. So I use 303 on vinyl that does not get wet, Raggtopp on things that do.


This is my experience as well. :thumbup:

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:50 PM

View PostDcon67, on 28 April 2011 - 06:29 PM, said:

I prefer RaggTopp over 303 for the top. It makes water bead on the vinyl just like it's been freshly waxed when it gets wet.

That's the main reason I use Raggtopp. Still use 303 as well -- just not on the top.

View PostAmazingGinsu, on 29 April 2011 - 10:33 AM, said:

Raggtopp is much better for you top than 303 IMHO.

303 looks nice but it runs when you next wash the car, Raggtopp does not. I have buffed it let it dry in the sun, the garage, hot or cool,it does not matter.

Have you let the 303 dry and then buffed it (per the instructions)? I've never noticed 303 running when I've applied it properly.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:01 PM

303 here as well......many years. Rinse top and apply when still wet. Rub it in and then let it set. You won't be disappointed. I have found the key for even application is the wet step....

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:42 PM

I just picked up a bottle of 303 cleaner + protectant. Haven't used it yet though but am hoping for great results :)
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