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Old 04-29-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Soft Top and Wheel Suggestions!

Hey everyone, I’m about to restore a lot of things on my jeep and need a few suggestions!

First, I want to restore my soft top so it has the new black shine look. I found a product called “Forever Black BLACK-TOP”. Has anyone heard of this or used this, or have any other suggestions?

Also, I want to restore my Mickey Thompson Classic wheels to look like new. It has about 2 years worth of crud, dirt, grim, and break dust…stuff that really hard to get off by hand. What’s the best/safe way to get them back to their original shine? Anyone have products/steps they would recommend?

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No clue on the top, I'd clean it with some Bestop cleaner and put some of their protectant on it. How old is it? It may just be time to replace it. I think the average life span is about 5-8 years.
As far as the wheels go, Mothers Mag polish and then Mothers Billet polish will shine them up. It'll take time and elbow grease, but it works wonders...

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^ X2 on the Mothers brand. If you got an electric drill buy the Power Ball attachment.
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^ X2 on the Mothers brand. If you got an electric drill buy the Power Ball attachment.
Yep, powerball will help too. If you have a Dremel you can use it as well, with a polishing cone. Don't try the cylinder polishing pad, as the screw thingy pokes out the end with use and will muck things up.....
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Thanks for the reply eyeryone, and I got a new Soft top a couple years ago and it's great, just faded..
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and as far as the wheels go, do i have to prep the wheels in any way? (besides washing of course)
and do i just apply the Mothers Mag polish and use the powerball to clean and wipe away? and then use the Mothers Billet polish and do the same thing?

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Use Mequiars Hot rims to clean the wheels. Wet the wheels spray the hot rims all over them and let it soak for 20 seconds or so and spray them down. Then you should be able to wipe the remaining crud off with a soft wet rag. Stuff works great! Make sure to get the one that says "all wheel cleaner"
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Use Mequiars Hot rims to clean the wheels. Wet the wheels spray the hot rims all over them and let it soak for 20 seconds or so and spray them down. Then you should be able to wipe the remaining crud off with a soft wet rag. Stuff works great! Make sure to get the one that says "all wheel cleaner"
That stuff is ok, but it's much more expensive than soap and water, and works just the same.

OP, just wash 'em well and go at it with the Mag polish, when the crud is off and you are ready to put the final shine on them hit them with the Billet polish... Wax 'em when you're done to keep the crud from sticking, hit 'em every so often with the Billet polish when they start looking dull, and re wax 'em. They'll thank you for the attention (like most things ) Post up some before and after pics.... We love pics!

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