[7/25/2002] Reviewed by: Bob Bergan - bbergan102@aol.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

convertible top cleaner and protectant

It's summer monsoon season in Minneapolis again, and tonight's hot, steamy downpour reminded me to write this review of Wolfstein Raggtopp Cleaner and Protectant. I have a 99 red Miata with a black convertible top. I tried so many products to keep the top looking nice and black that I got sick of trying and would have settled for a blond top. Zaino, Meguiar's, Turtle, others. Anything that even seemed like it might work. Zip. Every one smeared all over the paint and windows at the mere hint of rain - then I got to these products. One application of both Raggtopps two months ago has left the top very black with never a hint of smear through some torrential rains.

Now that I think of how well it resists rain, I should try it for tire black (previous best was Zaino's tire product - not greasy like Meguiar's and longer lasting than anything else). By the way, Zaino's Z5 is the best swirl remover I have ever used, and the Z2/Z5 products are the easiest to remove waxes - meaning less scratches from rubbing - that I have used. I tried all the products from Meguiar's, Griot, and Turtle for wax and swirl removal. Getting back to the black top, just follow Raggtopp's directions. I got mine through Auto Fanatics. They were very good to deal with. I don't work for them, but that's not a bad idea either. I am amazed with these two products. They actually do exactly as advertised at a reasonable price.

Not an installed item

Wolfsteins Pro-Series RaggTopp Cleaner (19 oz ) and RaggTop Protectant (14 oz)

[6/6/2000] Reviewed by Bob Hotaling - bhotaling@aol.com

Applicable to '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

The product was 100% guaranteed and is available from:

Auto Fanatics
9 Dune Lane
Gloucester, MA 01930

WARNING product is NOT intended for vinyl or leather surfaces and although it cleaned my vinyl top very well, it was very harsh and I do NOT recommend it for that purpose. It did an exceptional job on two cloth tops and cloth seats.

Both products, contain no silicone, freon, or CFCs. Cleaner is sprayed on, allowed to sit 5-15 seconds, brushed lightly and wiped away with a cotton rag. One top was quite dirty and was thoroughly clean after two applications. The other was clean in one application. It was amazing to see how much grease and dirt was removed.

The Protectant is sprayed on and allowed to dry in the sun between coats (two coats are recommended for first time and as required thereafter). The product works as advertised and after a week of sitting outside, both car tops rinsed clean with a hose. The product is advertised to provide UV protection.

Although not advertised as a seat cleaner/protector, I tried it and was very happy with the results. If you choose to use the product on seats, be absolutely sure the Protectant is 100% dry before using the seat. The product contains paraffinic and nahpthenic solvent and will come off on clothes as an oily stain if not fully dry. In hindsight, I would use the Cleaner but not the Protectant on seats.

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