SHELBY GT 350 Member
Joined: Sep 2010
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I went through a short spell of using some vinyl protectant stuff on mine a few years ago, but it didn't last long. Forget what brand... I had a couple problems or issues that killed it for me. First, as I live in the desert which exposes my car to more dust than other places on average, the stuff seemed to attract the dust a little. Same reason why I gave up on tire detailers a few years ago. Second, when I put the top down it would leave a residue of sorts on the back glass; nothing crazy but little stuff like that after I've spent 4 or 5 hours detailing my car drives me nuckin' futz.
My car is garaged when obviously I'm not driving it, the top material is in excellent shape, and so I ultimately just deemed the use of such products unnecessary. On the plus side, when it was freshly applied to the top it did give it a nice appearance. I had a thought recently that I might try the stuff again and use it only in the cooler months when the top stays up all the time.
2001 GT Convertible
All the usual bolt-on's /200 I6, C4
And a few Explorers too... 2008 4.0 XLT 4x2, 1996 XLT 5.0 4x2, 2003 Sport Trac XLT 4.0 4x4