Author Topic: Restoring convertible top  (Read 733 times)

Offline BKnapp

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Restoring convertible top
« on: May 21, 2016, 05:34:14 PM »
I have a black convertible top that is just starting to discolor a little bit. Has anyone found a product to darken or preserve the coloring?

Thanks,
Bill

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Offline NEFaurora

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Re: Restoring convertible top
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 03:37:18 PM »

Don't call me crazy... But its rumored that KIWI solid (not liquid) Black Shoe Polish in the circular tin works extremely well.  Don't shoot the messenger.

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Offline jwc66k

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Re: Restoring convertible top
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 04:06:55 PM »
Not crazy, just using your smarts. Swabbies and Jarheads know all about Kiwi in the can. It's wax based (good for shoes too).
Jim
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Re: Restoring convertible top
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 04:25:13 PM »
Don't call me crazy... But its rumored that KIWI solid (not liquid) Black Shoe Polish in the circular tin works extremely well.  Don't shoot the messenger.

:0)

Tony K.



I'm guessing this is NOT a good choice for my Parchment/Camel-colored convertible roof! I too have been noticing a bit of darkening in some areas, mostly where the top folds. Maybe another KIWI product color could work here too ?
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Re: Restoring convertible top
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 04:42:44 PM »
I'm guessing this is NOT a good choice for my Parchment/Camel-colored convertible roof! I too have been noticing a bit of darkening in some areas, mostly where the top folds. Maybe another KIWI product color could work here too ?
There are other shades, "Neutral" for one. Kiwi is probably the only one universally used by US Military personnel. Do not try the old light a match trick on the can near your car. That's a hint.
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