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    Question Washing the Cabrio

    Can I drive my 500C through a gas station type auto car wash or will that destroy the cloth top? I'd love to clean the car on a regular basis but don't always feel like going to a DIY facility. I realize for regular maintenance I should use a product like303 Aerospace Protectant. But what about casual cleaning?

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    Look for a hand car wash facility. That will be a much gentler solution than a machine car wash.
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    the manual says not to, FWIW.

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    I would NOT run it through a car wash at ALL.
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    well then ...just go through with the top down ..problem solved....lol

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    Thanks one and all for comments. The consensus is clear - do the work! Hand clean! OK, I can do it. Although I suspect the car won't be quite as clean as my previous, less beautiful, vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guslits View Post
    Thanks one and all for comments. The consensus is clear - do the work! Hand clean! OK, I can do it. Although I suspect the car won't be quite as clean as my previous, less beautiful, vehicles.
    It's such a small car, you'll be done in no time
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    how do you clean the soft top? what solution? i have bird poop on mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guslits View Post
    Thanks one and all for comments. The consensus is clear - do the work! Hand clean! OK, I can do it. Although I suspect the car won't be quite as clean as my previous, less beautiful, vehicles.
    Read my post #2. you do not have to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by argento View Post
    how do you clean the soft top? what solution? i have bird poop on mine!
    http://www.autopia-carcare.com/inf-cabrio.html

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