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    Posted: 25 Sep. 2022 at 5:37pm
Hey gang,
The summer top on my 47cj2a is about 20 years old now.  Beachwood slate gray.  I just washed a lot of trail dirt off it and would like to treat the canvas.  Is Canvack still the best?  Or may the new hydrophobic treatments like rustoilum sells?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldpappy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep. 2022 at 10:26pm
I would stick with Canvack if that is what was originally used on your top which has held up for 20 years.
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I am with Oldpappy on this.

The "old"  Canvack worked well for at least 20 years. Why change that? Besides, hopefully the formula has not changes enough in that time to have the "new" Canvack react badly with the "old" Canvack. You could call Canvack and ask about compatibility with the old formula. I would bet it would be fine.

With the new hydrophobic treatment you got to wonder, how much work is it to assure that the new hydrophobic treatments does not react badly with the 20 year old Canvack treatment? I would stay with what I know works.
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I've used Canvak on various automotive canvas tops for over 20 years and it has done an excellent job of keeping the tops from leaking as well as preserving the fabric.  I retreat mine every year and would not change.  Plus it desirable old car smell. 
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I wash all of my canvas "on jeep" once a year, then use a garden type sprayer and apply Canvak... I am sold on the stuff for canvas...
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Does the canvas overspray mess up the vinyl windows or mess with the Jeeps paint ?



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lew Ladwig Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep. 2022 at 11:46am
Thanks for your wisdom guys!  
Canvack it is.
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I get Canvak by the gallon and brush it on.  I take the top sections off first and drape them over the clothes line. 
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Cool, I think that is how ill do it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dasvis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep. 2022 at 1:43pm
Great info
 Never knew this stuff existed. 
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I think it is basically a mineral wax dissolved in a mineral spirits.
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