||10-15-2012 03:12 PM
Originally Posted by IBee
Yesterday I took my soft top off for the season. Took my hard top (standard flat black, non-body color) out of storage and and put it back on.
It was stored on a dolly. Because of some construction it was moved around several time over loose dirt. It slipped and slide around on the dolly which caused several long white scratches on the back of it around the rear window. Also there are several dirty spots (looks like grease, dirt and some mold) on the white inside of the top.
For the scratches I called and dealer and they are ordering me the flat black touchup paint.
For the stains on the inside I have tried cleaning them with window cleaner (Windex), multi-purpose cleaner (Fantastik) and even bathroom cleaner with bleach (Lysol). Most of the dirt spots and mold will not come off.
Can anybody offer any help or tips with touching up the paint or cleaning the inside?
With the touch-up paint you should be good on the exterior. Brush it on to fill gouges where it shows white, then blot it on for the final coat. Do it in stages, if necessary. Once it dries, you should be good to go.
For the interior stains, try WD40. Yeah, it sounds odd, but it's a great stain remover. Try it on a small part of the stain first to see if it'll do anything. Might have to let it soak in for a few minutes, but my guess is that it will – at the least – reduce the stain, if not remove it altogether.
If that doesn't work, could be worth trying something like Goo Gone...again, though, I'd say do a test spot before applying it to the top.