How to clean and re-proof your convertible hood

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    How to clean and re-proof your convertible hood

    So the roofs looking tied and it needs a good wash? Worse still you've got some leaking in the main cabin or maybe in the boot? then it's probably time to clean and re-proof the hood, but what's the best way of doing it? Surprisingly there wasn't much on YouTube or elsewhere until I found this little website that gives a complete newbie a step-by-step guide to do the job from scratch -http://www.carcleaningguru.com/convertible-top-cleaning-video-tutorial/ Once you've taken the plunge and fully cleaned the roof, the next step is to re-proof. You can use renovo but I used Fabsil with a UV protector. This product has a great reputation and you can pick it up from Amazon for £25 for 5L. Just brush it on evenly and allow to dry off, ideally when it's dry overnight and not forecast to rain. Do this once a year, the hood looks great for the summer and you avoid paying £1000 for a new one! Just one further tip - don't drip the fabsil onto the drive or grass, as it stains somewhat and kills grass - put some paper down or an old towel. Good luck!

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    Re: How to clean and re-proof your convertible hood

    lol, you posted this where the top thread in the section was what to use to clean and protect your roof giving the products to use.
    Stu

    Current - 2013 Mercedes E250 AMG Sport Convertible
    Previous -2008 9-3 TiD 150 Vector Sport Convertible

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    Re: How to clean and re-proof your convertible hood

    Check out Renovo products.

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    Re: How to clean and re-proof your convertible hood

    Make sure to use very little of the Fabsil -I was a bit over generous with it the first time I used it and it can soak through leaving white powdery (silicone) deposits on the head lining.
    Easily removed with a damp cloth later but extra hassle.
    Great product but you only need about 1L for each yearly application...........

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    Re: How to clean and re-proof your convertible hood

    That is why before apply a new product over all the surface, do make sure to do a test spot so that you can observe the effect and out come of the product.

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