Caring for your Hard Top Protection.

Setting up and caring for your Universal Hard Top Stand.

Universal Hard Top Stand components:

  • The 2 large metal parts comprising the stand itself
  • 2 steel retainers
  • 2 8mm x 40mm bolts with washers and nuts
  • 2 8mm x 75mm bolts with washers and nuts
  • 2 tube end caps
  • Plus either 4 further tube end caps, or a set of 4 wheels (depending on your order).

Setting Up

  • Lay the base (the part with the 4 “feet”) on the floor. Use the 75mm bolts to bolt the upright to the base using the lower holes in the hinge tubes on the base.
  • Use the 40mm bolts to bolt the retaining straps (notches down) to the upper holes of the hinge tubes.
  • Position the retaining straps to connect the base and the upright. These are hinged so they can be folded away when not in use.
  • Fit the wheels and/or end caps. The wheels in particular should be a tight fit.

If you want to secure the stand to a wall, use the pre drilled holes in the upright piece.

If you have also purchased a padded bag, this open with the zip which allows you to lie your hard top on it and then do the zip up to contain it. Sit the bag containing the hard top on your stand. Do not attempt to attach the bag to a wall to hold your hard top – it is not designed for this purpose. If your bag gets dusty, it can safely be sponged off with warm soapy water.

Fitting and looking after your CoversShop Hard Top Bag.

When delivered the zip around the bag will be closed. Lay the bag on a clean flat surface and unzip it all the way. You will then be able to open the bag 'clam-shell' style.

Lay your hard top on the bag with the windscreen end to the front of the bag. Do up the zip and place into storage.

Do not try and hang the bag. It will not withstand this.

To clean your bag:

  • Use warm (not hot) soapy water (washing up liquid is fine), and sponge the bag down.
  • Don't put it in a washing machine! The various proofing treatments will not withstand this, even if it will fit.
  • If any oil or grease gets on the bag, a degreaser such as Gunk can be used.

Warnings:

  • Do not cover a dirty hard top.
  • Do not cover a hard top that has been recently resprayed and the paint has not been oven baked. Leave for 3 months to allow the curing process and make sure the bag doesn't interfere with this. Likely affects are marbling or blooming of the paintwork if this is not followed. This is not caused by the bag but is caused by interference with the curing process.
  • Beware of any sharp points. Unless covered with an old glove or something similar, they are likely to damage the bag.