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Mossy green crap on my convertible top

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:51 pm    Post subject: Mossy green crap on my convertible top Reply with quote

since I lost my indoor parking space, this green mildewy stuff has been getting on my convertible top just below the rear window. I've tried everything to get it off..... but I don't want to try something that will wreck the fabric.

Not the best picture (sorry, my car's dirty, it's cold right now) but you get the idea.

Edit: img tag no worky worky.
http://i.imgur.com/NVSd38C.jpg?1
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some kinda tree pollen?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

QuicksilverDon wrote:
Some kinda tree pollen?


No Don, think bathroom mold.. It grows on anything up here. It ends up growing on all the rubber moldings until I wash it off.. With a little scrubbing.. We just get so much rain, nothing ever dries out so mold..

I have had luck with a vinegar mix spray on let it soak a little bit and a bit of gentle scrubbing and it usually comes off.. I would be very gentle maybe just a terry towel as a scrub. Fold it up so you have an edge to work back and forth but without forcing in in the groove..


But first does anyone know if vinegar is good or bad for a convertible top?

Or when in doubt convertible top cleaner and a little gentle scrubbing..

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like good old moss. The easiest and safest way to eliminate it is to drop a chunk of zinc and distilled water in a spray bottle and let it soak overnight. Just spray it and let a little sunlight hit it. The zinc solution will kill the moss and any other lichens. Galvanized steel is zinc dipped, so you can cut a small piece and drop it in the water.

I use this on the awnings on my home, and concrete walkways.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT Bruiser wrote:
That looks like good old moss. The easiest and safest way to eliminate it is to drop a chunk of zinc and distilled water in a spray bottle and let it soak overnight. Just spray it and let a little sunlight hit it. The zinc solution will kill the moss and any other lichens. Galvanized steel is zinc dipped, so you can cut a small piece and drop it in the water.

I use this on the awnings on my home, and concrete walkways.


good idea! I know we have distilled water at work Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: I got it off with elbow grease and Ecolab Orange Clean.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HEY!
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