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Soft top cleaning and care

Old 05-22-2019, 03:14 PM
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Soft top cleaning and care

I bought my 2006 CLK350 last December and only recently cleaned the soft top. Before I cleaned the top I consulted my owners manual and it recommends only using MB Shampoo to clean all exterior finishes and to use a mild soap (the MB shampoo) to clean the soft top and to never use oil based cleaners since they can harm the fabric. I got a well known cleaning kit but changed my mind and am using the MB Shampoo only with a soft brush. I will follow the owners manual recommendation and also not apply waterproofing spray. Any comments?
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The Haartz fabric they use is very durable. I used a fabric cleaner (Griot's interior cleaner) and a soft bristle brush. I ended up using Rustoleum NeverWet for outdoor canvas and that did a great job of beading water and keep other contaminates from adhering to the fabric.
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+1 for the Rustoleum NeverWet. Be careful to get the right one for exterior fabric.
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