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I use an artificial sheep fur mit with Zymol car wash. After the is dry I remove any type of lint with a regular lint roller. About once a month, I spray with Ragg Top protectant. That process work well for 5 years on my 2012 Boxster.
 
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Altogether between my wife & I we have owned 4 soft tops (2 Boxster's, Audi TT, Audi A4 Cabriolet). They all remained immaculate throughout our ownership & I've never used a brush to clean the top of any of them (I do all of the cleaning etc). I mainly just wash the cars & dry off the top with a good quality synthetic chamois. If that's done regularly & the car is garaged then I haven't found the tops require a great deal of maintenance. Any marks usually come off pretty easily, but on the very rare occasions they do not, I use Autoglym convertible soft top cleaner. This is available in a clean & protect kit along with a protector/re-waterproofer & is supplied with a special applicator sponge (denser than a regular sponge). I don't use the re-waterproofer more than once a year & have never needed to. I personally don't think using a brush on your soft top is a good idea. You might get away with it, but it may scuff up the material & mark it & I'd advise you to be extremely wary of that approach (it's likely to alter the texture of the material over time even if it didn't appear to damage it on first use). Autoglym & the makers of the product I used prior to that (sorry the name escapes me) both recommended a sponge & also provided one with their products, that was good enough for me & I've stuck with it.
 

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I did come across this advice elsewhere (see attached screen shot) which whilst it's somewhat contradictory to the advice provided by the makers of the cleaners I've used, does make some sense if you really want to use a brush. But being as we've normally had at least one soft top in the family for over a decade & I've always managed extremely successfully without one then I'm still sticking to using the sponges provided for the purpose. The second shot shows the Autoglym products inclusive of the sponge. Porsche also have their own cleaning product in the Tequipment range but I've never actually used that so can't comment on its effectiveness (You might want to check a bottle when you're at your local Porsche dealer & see whether they recommend use with a brush or not though).
 

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I've always used a very soft brush for cleaning soft tops. Hard to explain but they're kind of like those brushes that you use to clean under your nails but they're soft and not brittle at all.
 

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Yeah that typically works too. Horse hair/hog hair brush even

Just something that isn't going to "shed" on your soft top as well as something that isn't going to damage, bruise, or distort anything.
 

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Boxster owners: what sort of brush do you use/recommend to clean the soft top?
I would not use a brush to scrub it. I have used a vacuum cleaner brush attachment to vacuum the tops. Annually I use something like 303 fabric guard to keep it water repellent. If the top gets wet while rinsing the car I lightly blot the water off with a towel. The last thing you want to do to the top is abrade the fabric threads.
 
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