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How to Remove Mildew From a Convertible Top

Updated February 21, 2017

Mold is a fungus that thrives in warm damp places. Areas that have high humidity often have mould and mildew to contend with. Mold and mildew can thrive on just about any surface that boasts the right climate for it; unfortunately, it's usually in some place we really don't want it! If your convertible top has become the latest victim of mould and mildew, there's no need to worry. There are several easy methods for removing it.

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  1. Mix bleach and water in equal parts and pour it on the mildewed area. Allow it to sit for 30 seconds before rinsing it off with clear water. Dry the area with a soft, clean, dry towel.

  2. Dampen a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and use it to wipe away any mould or mildew.

  3. Mix two parts water to one part ammonia and pour it onto the mildewed area. Allow it to soak for 30 seconds and scrub the area with a soft clean cloth. Rinse the area with clear water and dry with a soft, clean, dry towel.

  4. Sprinkle baking soda all over the mildew and pour vinegar over it liberally. Allow this to soak for 4 hours. Scrub the area with a soft, clean, damp cloth and rinse well. Dry the area with a soft, clean, dry towel.

  5. Use Simple Green to saturate the area and allow it to soak for 10 minutes. Wipe the area with a soft, clean cloth.

  6. Warning

    Do not mix bleach and ammonia.

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Things You'll Need

  • Bleach
  • Soft clean cloth
  • Mr.Clean Magic Eraser
  • Ammonia
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Simple Green

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