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    Anyone have a recommendation for something to bring out the shine in the vinyl tops?

    I tried armor all once but it was sh*t and I've got some Trim Shine from Stoner but it doesn't last more than an hour or two.
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    Shine the Soft Top

    Auto parts stores have a convertible top cleaner, that might do it.
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      Yeah, I've tried a few of the cleaners, which work, but no shine :(

      I need like bling bling ghetto shine that some guys get.
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      • #4
        IIRC, Mike recommends Turtle Wax ICE for the top. I haven't had a chance to try it yet so I cannot comment.

        Originally posted by miata5620
        Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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          What was that 404 Aerospace something or other that was all the rage a few years back... lasted forever...
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          • #6
            303 Aerospace Protectant? I haven't seen the stuff in a long time, but you can order it online still: https://303products.com/shop303/index.cfm

            *edit*

            Hmmm...


            Originally posted by miata5620
            Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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            • #7
              Sweet, two new options to try. The vinyl is a ***** to apply to as nothing wants to spread properly. But I'll check into to both of those.
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              • #8
                404, 303... whatever... :lol:
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                • #9
                  I used a gel tire shine that worked well except when it would get wet you would get run off. I replaced the top with one of those Ebay tops and it was reeel shiny on its own. This was all on my na.
                  2013 Whitout FR-S
                  1988 LS1 rx7 convertible
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                  • #10
                    finally glad someone posted something about this, I didn't want to get blasted for having a bling bling top! ......ha ha I havent tried anything yet but I'm pretty sure you'll need something thicker to penetrate the vinyl for a base shine thin a wipe of something thin to shine it up. Let us know what you try!
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                    • #11
                      In googleing Black Vinyl Top Wax (from my youth detailing Porshe 914 roofs, trim and bumpers) I found this:

                      [ame="http://www.waxforum.com/showthread.php?t=246"]Black Vinyl Top Wax? - Wax Forum[/ame]
                      David Luney - Suwanee GA
                      [email protected]
                      04 RX-8, 10 Black MS3, 08 Red MS3, 06 550i, 05 325i 92 Spec Miata and a parts car or two.

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                      • #12
                        303 works great can be found at most boat dealers and it works on the interior as well .
                        Last edited by damham; 05-26-2010, 10:46 AM. Reason: misspeelled

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                        • #13
                          You guys saw me use my "special sauce" at Eric's on Sat and how nice it came out....and it's still looking just like that even after washing the car again :)

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                            Yeah, I meant to ask, what's the recipe for the "swamp water"
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                            • #15
                              I use Meguires Natural Shine Protectant. I spray a good bit on a clean rag, and go to town on the top. It made mine look like new when I did it. Had at least 5 people ask me if I bought a new top.
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