It sounds like the 303 High Tech Fabric Guard is a stainguard. They say it's ok to use for in the sun, but just like waxing your car you're not supposed to apply it in the sun or hot area since it can cause discoloration. But after it's cured it should be fine.solsticeman said:I've heard that the newer teflon sprays might be a good thing to use on cloth to prevent staining and improve rain shedding - though CAUTION: this is just what I've heard, I don't know if they recommend using stainguard on exterior sun-exposed surfaces.
If anyone knows if this is right or wrong, just thought I'd throw this in.
I'd think you would be fine going through the car wash in it. I don't know yet whether the Sol will leak any in the car wash, but most modern verts generally don't leak in car washes anymore. Top sealing has gotten very good.Luc said:Are convertibles generally ok in car washes or should I stay away from them?
I found similar situation with my Ram 2500. The aircraft style doors don't incorporate any gutters when you open the doors and not only rain but snow falls on the seat.AztekzRpurty said:One thing I learned the hard way with my Sebring, there are no rain channels on a convertible top.
The first time you drive through a Burger King in a rain and lower the window, you're in for a shock... :lol:
Also, avoid the 'super high pressure' brushless car washes, the problem is the seal between the window and the top. When that firehose hits it, it nails you right in the face!
Most regular car washes are o.k. though.
This will probably be stated in the Manual. As pointed out it depends on the car wash, I would never take my car to a brush wash as it can scratch but the brushless are high pressure and it says right in the S2000 manual this is a NO NO, the seals are designed to keep rain out no 200psi of water pressure. Even spraying your hose directly on the seal can result in a small dribble in the car.Fformula88 said:I'd think you would be fine going through the car wash in it. I don't know yet whether the Sol will leak any in the car wash, but most modern verts generally don't leak in car washes anymore. Top sealing has gotten very good.