Advice Needed & Carvana Saga Update
So first an update:
As you may have read in my fun “take a guess” thread, my MX5 was expected today. Alas, it will arrive tomorrow early. A miscommunication on their part forced a delay, but they worked to make it right. So no harm no foul from me.
That brings me to where I need help from the Oppo fam:
The NC uses a vinyl top. I live in Ohio where snow never seems to stop, and the car will be stored outside (away from the road and salt) but I worry about keeping up with the top.
I ordered the RaggTop care kit that includes a specific cleaner and protectant. I figure using a boar hair brush to clean it and apply the protectant will go a long way.
Is there anything else I need to do or steps you would take to preserve the top to avoid costly repairs?
AestheticsInMotion last edited by
Spend a few nights sleeping in the driver's seat to ensure the top is water tight.
MM54 last edited by
Don't put the top down when it's cold (close to or below freezing) because vinyl in cold cracks. Otherwise I think the protectant will do a lot to help keep it in good shape.
Longtime Lurker last edited by
Clean the snow off, don't let it go through a freeze/thaw cycle with snow on it.
CivicWagonEngineer last edited by
Agree with @MM54 don't operate the top under 40°F. Also you can get a top only cover that would protect the top from direct snow/ice, might be worth looking into for your situation
What LL said. And keep it covered so you at least do not get the wet - frozen - wet -refrozen cycle.
Thank you all for the advice this makes perfect sense!
ST80MND last edited by
@powershiftmatt Solution: Hardtop. You said it yourself, never stops snowing. Do you want a street toy or a snowmobile?
DealkillerPoweredByFocus last edited by
Where are you in Ohio that it "never stops snowing"? I've had maybe a couple of inches of snow around Christmas in NW Ohio, but that's about it. It's been several years since I've had significant snow fall around here.
Milky last edited by
@powershiftmatt Tops are replaceable, but some snows on it and have a blast.
To answer questions:
This car will not be snow driven. It’s a three season car for me. The Lancer and Mirage both are on snow tires and do that deed for me. The MX5 and RX7 will never see road salt.
I reside in two regions to answer other questions. I live in the Dayton area and the lake region near Sandusky
I just acquired this. I am very OCD about caring for nice cars.