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I have a 07 Spyder with low miles, I’m quite OCD so as the rest of the car is near perfect the soft top had some markings on it which could be the result of retracting and leaving the soft top inside hot engine bay.

I tried using soft top cleaning and soft brush hoping it would clear but it didn’t.
Until I got a recommendation to use a “suede brush” and it did a great job to sorting it out. So I’m sharing for others in case you need it too
Here are before and after photos
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Oh looks nice! Mine is at the shop where I bought her, for a MOT. While the car was already detailed and done with a ceramic coating, the roof had linings as well. So I asked the shop to take care of the roof to get rid of those linings. I hope they do the job with same results. Tomorrow I take a look while passing by.
 

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Good timing... was wondering the same thing. I was 'testing' a spot and most brushes are too coarse, you don't want the fabric to get that Fuzzy look. So a Suede brush must be a very soft bristle ?? Oh, and at the same time I was trying to get some wax off down at the bottom edges of the 'wings', any advice there?
 

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You got wax marks on your canvas? Could ask tomorrow at the shop.
 

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Nice tip. Thanks for posting. I may have to try this as well, as my top has the same types of markings. What specific cleaner and brush did you use? Awesome results!
 

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Good timing... was wondering the same thing. I was 'testing' a spot and most brushes are too coarse, you don't want the fabric to get that Fuzzy look. So a Suede brush must be a very soft bristle ?? Oh, and at the same time I was trying to get some wax off down at the bottom edges of the 'wings', any advice there?
Actually the suede brush has two sides . One is a rubber side which is soft and helps to get any dirt out , the other side is nylon and brass brush is it coarse , that’s the side which helped to get rid of the markings.
The key is to brush gently but for 5-10 mins in a straight motion . You get best result when the canvas is dry . Then use a damp cloth to clean any debris and a good quality soft top protector after.
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Your top looks fantastic, but I would be afraid to use those brass bristles on mine. I suppose you just need to be careful not to brush too hard.
 

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Your top looks fantastic, but I would be afraid to use those brass bristles on mine. I suppose you just need to be careful not to brush too hard.
I used very gentle pressure and strokes to gradually clear the shiny layer off the canvas
 

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My understanding is you’re not supposed to use soap on the canvas nor put it away (top down) wet for extended periods of time. That said, reconditioning it like you have really brings it back nicely. Did you use anything other than the brush, a cleaner or spray product?
 

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My understanding is you’re not supposed to use soap on the canvas nor put it away (top down) wet for extended periods of time. That said, reconditioning it like you have really brings it back nicely. Did you use anything other than the brush, a cleaner or spray product?
the first thing it to ensure the top is fully clean and dry. So a day before I washed it fully using soft top cleaner and a soft brush it came with. Rinsed and let it dry for 24 hours.
Then I used the brass brush on the dry surface gently to lift the shiny residue, using a damp cloth I wiped over the brushed surface to take off any debris , and continued until the result of achieved.

I cleaned the entire canvas with a damp cloth followed by soft top protector spray
 

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I need this in my life, my top looks terrible but didn't know what to use on it. I was just gonna get it detailed I hopes they'd be able to clean it.
 

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You got wax marks on your canvas? Could ask tomorrow at the shop.
Yeah, It must have been the Dealer's Recon Dept. slop job... common sense is to put the top down before you wax back there. It's all along the bottom edge, the 'piping' on the wings. Got most of it off, but still see some staining in the weave.
 

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I’ll ask my specialist when I get my LP back. Keep u informed. 😉
 

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I love how a "suede brush" turned out to be rubber on one side and brass on the other - and it's the brass side that did the job... 😆

It seems though that this is like a cut and polish in a sense but for the top fabric? I would be a bit worried about using this too often if that's the case... might just thin out the top fabric permanently each time you use it....

I suppose it's called "suede" brush not because of the material it's made out of, but rather what it's used to clean?
 

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“suppose it's called "suede" brush not because of the material it's made out of, but rather what it's used to clean?”
Just like tooth brushes! 😁
 

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This method is really a one off thing. Protection and prevention should be the main practice . But since I didn’t own the car from new, I wanted it to be at my standard which now is :)
 

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I have a 07 Spyder with low miles, I’m quite OCD so as the rest of the car is near perfect the soft top had some markings on it which could be the result of retracting and leaving the soft top inside hot engine bay.

I tried using soft top cleaning and soft brush hoping it would clear but it didn’t.
Until I got a recommendation to use a “suede brush” and it did a great job to sorting it out. So I’m sharing for others in case you need it too
Here are before and after photos
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Glad you tried my suggestion Sir👍👍. About 40 years ago I used to own a detail shop. Been using the method probably that long😂😂 I’m a rag top kinda guy😊
 

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Glad you tried my suggestion Sir👍👍. About 40 years ago I used to own a detail shop. Been using the method probably that long😂😂 I’m a rag top kinda guy😊
was an excellent suggestion! I shared it here for everyone to try and see the result. Thank you 😊
 
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