Mothers, Raggtopp, and Mequiars all make a good top dressing. Keep it clean and
don't clean the seams with a brush regardless of what some might say. A brush
abrades the top of the stitches and will weaken the seam.
I was looking at a C4 with a newer looking black top yesterday. On the
bottom of the top (where it latches to the lid) the binding wasn't
laying flat. The salesman said that the top was probably in the down
position for a long time and would need to sit in the sun for a day and
it would lay properly again. Was this guy blowing smoke up my kiester
or does that sound right?
Here's a picture of the car with the top up. Note where the convertible
meets the cover lid.
thanks in advance.
One thing I wouldn't do is stay out in the sun long enough to see that top seat
properly. Just won't happen, top has shrunk or was not installed properly or
both have caused the problem. The lower frame has a pinch groove that has a
retaining strip pressed into it with a retaining tab the length of the top to
secure the material without using fasteners. If that retaining tab and the strip
are installed long it will stay that way. The cure is a properly installed new
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He was blowing smoke, big time..... That is the first place the top fails.
I've been down that road on my C4.... That top will never seal along the
bottom rear again.
It will have to be replaced. And it looks like a plastic rear window.
Which is good because
once the rear lower area fails, the glass is the next thing to fall out.
LOL Been there too.
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