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Old 09-02-2014, 10:04 AM
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I'm looking for Advice on care for a 2005 A4 convertible fabric and mechanism.

Wash with soap and water?
Special soap and water?
Other?
Fabric treatment and conditioner?
Should I worry about lubrication of mechanism?
 
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:49 PM
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I would recommend checking out our sister site Autogeek.net and looking at this:

RaggTopp Fabric Convertible Top Cleaner & Protectant Kit

 
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by WolfgangCarCare View Post
I would recommend checking out our sister site Autogeek.net and looking at this:
RaggTopp Fabric Convertible Top Cleaner & Protectant Kit
THANKS! I'll check it out
 
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Forget about the fabric. What you really want to maintain is the rubber seals. If they become brittle you are in for a world of hurt, or leakage. Here's the thing you need:

Amazon.com: einszett 914806 'Gummi Pflege Stift' Rubber Care Stick - 3.4 fl. oz: Automotive Amazon.com: einszett 914806 'Gummi Pflege Stift' Rubber Care Stick - 3.4 fl. oz: Automotive

You should apply it at least twice a year. You need it both against the temperature changes and against the sun (UV) exposure.
 
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Squiddie View Post
Forget about the fabric. What you really want to maintain is the rubber seals. If they become brittle you are in for a world of hurt, or leakage. Here's the thing you need:

Amazon.com: einszett 914806 'Gummi Pflege Stift' Rubber Care Stick - 3.4 fl. oz: Automotive

You should apply it at least twice a year. You need it both against the temperature changes and against the sun (UV) exposure.
Thanks Squiddie,
I've done the best first step as I have just moved into a house with a closed garage...
I will be able to keep the Audi inside for the icy winter, and I'll drive my other cars through the nasty stuff.
 
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