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I have a 2007 M6 Convertible. Has anyone had success removing the convertible top marks and restore the black color on the Tonneau cover?
 

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Faded fabric - caused by ultra violet radiation (UVR) photo degradation or acidic attack; use Renovo Soft Top Reviver (Convertible top care by Renovo International) a paint-on product that restores faded colour
 

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Thanks for the reply. Are you recommending this product for the vinyl in my picture or for the cloth soft top?
 

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Not sure if I need more coffee or my eyes tested ;0

Vinyl Renovation
Faded vinyl has to be the most difficult to restore; they resist most restoration attempts as most products either wash away or fade. Vinyl on modern cars and SUVs that present the ultimate challenge, re-dying can be both time consuming and expensive.

To renovate and to accomplish long lasting renovation repairs on ultra violet (UV) faded, scuffed, or scratched black exterior trim, moulding, mirror covers, door handles, etc. without replacement or repainting This system is long lasting and can be applied without the use of specialized tools, these products are not dressings that will wash off after a short period but rather is an actual dye that can last from 6 - 12 months.

Vinyl is only semi- porous, since it cannot readily absorb a dressing or protection; the products remain vulnerable to the elements. Water- based polymer products however, form a molecular bond and provide a longer lasting matte finish, similar to the OEM. Solvent-based dressings have more shine; they will permeate the surface due to its solvent content, but can be removed with detergents and pressure washers. Vinyl and rubber restoration products contain dyes that can stain the paint surface, so they should be removed before they are allowed to dry.

Trim-A-Shield - a water-based acrylic polymer formula that forms a molecular bond to vinyl and textured plastic, when dry, it forms a tough, resilient coating that remains flexible. When it cross-links (polymerizes) it forms a very dense, smooth surface that is air tight and water proof. It also resists common environmental hazards such as UV damage, dirt, grease and oil, the space between the surface and the coating is eliminated. Trim-A-Shield kit; contains GR-40 Trim Cleaner and Trim Dye (black or clear) – TOTL

Application
All surfaces should be clean, dry and free of wax or silicone.
· Apply with a clean disposable foam applicator, or small sponge (always wear cloves)
· Apply to trim and allow to dry 10-15 minutes
· Just wipe on and dry, no buffing is required.
· If any streaking occurs, it means that there is probably wax or silicone residue on the surface( re-clean with GR-40)
· Do not apply when air temperatures are below 45 degrees F or in rainy weather. It will not form a proper film and will dry with a white haze.
· Always test a small portion of product for each application in an inconspicuous area for colour fastness before attempting to use on all of exterior trim of vehicle.
 

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Beomaster,
From what I can tell the picture is of the plastic top (I can't tell from the pic) Try a product called "Black Wow" I just picked it up from my local detailer store and it worked MAGIC on the black plastic side trim of my M5. It is pretty expensive ($30) for a small bottle but a little bit goes a long way. Do Not use this product if that picture is of any type of leather or vinyl material. For that I would recommend 303 Aerospace Protectant. RaggTopp also makes a nice product for convertible top care. Autogeek.net is a great source. I hopes this helps what you are referring to.
 
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