Cleaning roadster interior after 23 years?

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Jon Schmid
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Re: Cleaning roadster interior after 23 years?

#16 Post by Jon Schmid » Tue May 10, 2022 5:00 pm

Bill Oldham wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 11:11 pm
Eric, Peter Silton (frequent poster) used to sell copies of the special manual for roadster top. One of the bows requires you to hand move it, especially in folding the top. You really do not need the manual once you have seen it folded up correctly. But you are doing the right thing, slowly re-training the top to be flexible. Sunlight (for warmth) and water are of course useful. Good luck.
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Peter got his copies from my dad's original bought 1960 Roadster's manual. Since my dad (thank God!) didn't keep the pamphlets in the car, they were basically brand new 60 years later. Peter did a fantastic job recreating the manuals--you cannot really tell them apart. Get yourself one if they are still available--you will not regret it. 8)

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Re: Cleaning roadster interior after 23 years?

#17 Post by Vincent Chiaro » Fri May 13, 2022 8:18 pm

Found one of the original top operation manuals with the stack of paperwork with my roadster. Also the owners manual, which is really well written and useful!
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Re: Cleaning roadster interior after 23 years?

#18 Post by Eric Huffman » Fri May 13, 2022 9:21 pm

I'm still hoping more material comes along from the family that I purchased my 60 Roadster from. As they go through the lifetime collection of stuff that the late uncle collected, anything is possible right?

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Re: Cleaning roadster interior after 23 years?

#19 Post by Doug McDonnell » Sat May 14, 2022 10:55 am

Vincent Looking at your door cards reminded me of tool kit bags before cleaning. So here is a link on cleaning them which might be of help: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31275&hilit=tool+bag+cleaning
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