Originally Posted by Granman
Its on and working great! My question is for the guys that have had it for a few months now. Should I treat it with anything? I ask because I live in New Mexico and cant park it in a garage and the sun beats on it for whole day. I just dont want it to fade on me, I love the black denim look.
Well, Bestop is always going to sell you their product.... I do not work for Bestop. Just answering your question with their product support page.
: The fabric should be washed often using soap, warm water and a soft bristle brush Rinse with clear water to remove all traces of soap. Bestop recommends using Bestop
Cleaner (part no. 11201-00)
and Bestop Protectant (part no. 11202-00)
Bestop Cleaner and Bestop protectant are specially formulated to provide a total cleaning and protection
system. Bestop Cleaner safely removes the toughest stains, will not harm vehicle fi nishes, is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Bestop Protectant protects against UVfading,
cracking and hardening, and repels dust, grease, dirt and mildew.
: Keep windows clean to avoid scratching. DO NOT use a brush on the windows! Wash with a water-soaked cloth or sponge and a mild
dishwashing detergent. Bestop recommends Bestop Vinyl Window Cleaner (part no. 11203-00)
, which safely cleans and
protects vinyl windows and helps prevent UV damage. NEVER WIPE THE WINDOWS WHEN THEY ARE DRY. Be careful
when cleaning snow or frost from the vinyl windows since they are easily scratched and may crack at low temperatures. DO
NOT roll the sides or rear window in cold weather. The windows become stiff and will crack. Cracks caused by misuse in cold
temperatures are not covered under warranty.
: Keeping zippers cleaned and lubricated with Bestop’s Zipper Cleaner (part no. 11206-00)
will help prevent damage and keep the
zippers in smooth working condition. If a zipper opens behind the slider, the slider may have been spread apart. This problem can usually
be repaired by using an ordinary pair of pliers to bring the sides back into parallel. Return slider to the end of the zipper in the normal Open
position. Squeeze lightly at first and test the zipper. If the zipper continues to remain open squeeze more firmly with the pliers and try the
zipper again. Repeat this procedure until the zipper operates correctly.
Water: Seeping through at the seams may be stopped by applying 3-M Scotchgard® on the inside of the seams. Rips in the fabric may be
repaired with Bondex® iron on patches. Iron the patches to the Inside of the top, carefully following the Bondex® instructions.
Snaps: Keep snaps cleaned and lubricated with silicone to help prevent snaps from sticking to the studs. If a snap does become stuck to a stud, use a screwdriver and GENTLY pry
apart to prevent permanent damage to the snap or the top fabric.