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    Hand Car Wash Hoover Slightly Marked My Roof.

    The stupid man in the hand car wash yesterday marked my black roof with the hoover. What's the best way to remove it? I'm never going to a hand car wash again!

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    You mean the paint work or inside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    You mean the paint work or inside?
    Sorry James i forgot to mention it's a convertible!

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    why was he hoovering your roof ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    why was he hoovering your roof ?
    The previous night i had parked under a tree all night so their were some "tree droppings" on the roof that didn't come off during the wash.

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    to be honest you should never hoover a cab roof
    and if they didnt come of in the wash a hoover wouldnt move it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    to be honest you should never hoover a cab roof
    and if they didnt come of in the wash a hoover wouldnt move it
    Your completely right bez and i will make sure it never happens again but do you have any tips to possibly get the light marks off?

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    the 1 in my sig had marks
    its dark blue
    i got a kit from audi 20 odd quid you got a brush some shampoo and a waterprofer
    it did the job
    Genuine BMW Convertible Hood / Roof Care Kit | eBay UK

    i know above is for the beemer but its along the same lines just cant find 1 on the bay to show you

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    the 1 in my sig had marks
    its dark blue
    i got a kit from audi 20 odd quid you got a brush some shampoo and a waterprofer
    it did the job
    Genuine BMW Convertible Hood / Roof Care Kit | eBay UK

    i know above is for the beemer but its along the same lines just cant find 1 on the bay to show you
    Thanks for the link bez. Do you have the name of it so i can google it?

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    auto glym do a good one i used it a few years back did ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon.m View Post
    auto glym do a good one i used it a few years back did ok
    Thanks as usual Simon (your always helping me) Lol.

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    I think ive found the perfect product on Youtube called Renovo. Watch the video and tell me what you think.


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    i dont think id like to try that
    call audi get a price on there kit or as above try autoglym

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    as above id not like to do that you stand chance of making it patchy if done wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    i dont think id like to try that
    call audi get a price on there kit or as above try autoglym
    Ok ill give Audi a call in the morning before i make up my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon.m View Post
    as above id not like to do that you stand chance of making it patchy if done wrong
    Yeah your most probably wright.

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    I'd put a thread into the Detailing Forum, there's lot of knowledgeable guys in there who can give you their experiences of what works and what doesn't.

    With some photos if you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Rhino View Post
    The stupid man in the hand car wash yesterday marked my black roof with the hoover. What's the best way to remove it? I'm never going to a hand car wash again!
    Why o Why take your car's to these two bob crap car wash places. I can't understand why people think that these places do a good job for £5. We ask car owners all the time why use so called hand car wash places, the replys we get are "I have not got the time to wash my car", some folk even say these places do a good job (carzy fools). Think about what these places are using to clean your car's, think about the crap roducts they are using on your car, these places are about doing as many cars as they can. Do people think for £5 they are getting the best shampoo, best alloy wheel cleaner, they use ACID on your wheels for christ sake that has to be watered down 100 to 1. The shampoo they use is like £20 for 50ltrs. I just can't get my head around why people take there £5k - £30k cars to these dumps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Rhino View Post
    I think ive found the perfect product on Youtube called Renovo. Watch the video and tell me what you think.

    NO NO NO NO NO NO..... Use 303 Fabric/Vinyl Convertable Cleaner We only use this on convertables as this is a grade 1 product (100% safe) . Please do not pressure wash your convertable roof..
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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    I'd put a thread into the Detailing Forum, there's lot of knowledgeable guys in there who can give you their experiences of what works and what doesn't.

    With some photos if you can.
    Sorry James im such a Noob i didn't even know the forum had a "Detailing" section otherwise i would of put this thread in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMD View Post
    Why o Why take your car's to these two bob crap car wash places. I can't understand why people think that these places do a good job for £5. We ask car owners all the time why use so called hand car wash places, the replys we get are "I have not got the time to wash my car", some folk even say these places do a good job (carzy fools). Think about what these places are using to clean your car's, think about the crap roducts they are using on your car, these places are about doing as many cars as they can. Do people think for £5 they are getting the best shampoo, best alloy wheel cleaner, they use ACID on your wheels for christ sake that has to be watered down 100 to 1. The shampoo they use is like £20 for 50ltrs. I just can't get my head around why people take there £5k - £30k cars to these dumps.
    I never usually use these armatures because i have a professional car valeter that comes to my house every Saturday but for the first time he let me down because he had a family emergency so off to the "Hand Car Wash" i went (never again).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMD View Post
    NO NO NO NO NO NO..... Use 303 Fabric/Vinyl Convertable Cleaner We only use this on convertables as this is a grade 1 product (100% safe).
    Ok ill give it a try. Have you got a link so i can buy it?
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    Please do not pressure wash your convertable roof..
    What's the best way to wash them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Rhino View Post
    What's the best way to wash them?
    Can I ask what the guy (professional car Valeter) uses to maintain your convertable roof ? Some members buy from this company Car Care Products | Detailing Products | Free UK Delivery this site will help you get started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMD View Post
    Can I ask what the guy (professional car Valeter) uses to maintain your convertable roof?
    I haven't got a clue mate.

    I took these pics this morning. If i buy "303 Fabric/Vinyl Convertable Cleaner" and spray it on the roof will the grazes come out automaticly?








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    maybe not worth a try

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    Those marks are scratches, also the roof looks very dull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMD View Post
    Those marks are scratches.
    What's the best way to get rid off them?

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    I would go legal if that's what happened at you local hand car wash.. We helped out a fellow member who had his car repaired at an AUDI and they made a mess of it, but with our help and alot of letters and phone call's he had the repairs corrected..Warning - Bad Repairs at Audi Sinclair Bridgend South Wales.. But back to the point if they done that to your car you should not have drove away. Ther is no need to hover or powerwash a convertable roof..
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    Must admit i have hoovered blossom off of mine gently 'with' the the brush attachment

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    What do you guys think of this company?

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    Using a soft nailbrush YES but no to the powerwash.. Try 303 first and see how you get on. The stuff he uses on the roof at the end is the same as 303.
    Last edited by CMD; 16th May 2011 at 20:43.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMD View Post
    Try 303 first and see how you get on.
    I've just ordered a bottle so ill give it a go.

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    I used the autoglym kit on mine recently, wasnt bad, 2 for 1 I think at the moment at Halfords too.... I did use a whole bottle of protector mind, also cover up EVERYTHING except the roof fabric beforfe you use the protectant its an ar$e to get off glass and paint !

    Noticed mine looks better, defo needs a couple of goes with the cleaner bit before you proof it though.
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    Thanks for the info mate. I might order a bottle of that to if halfords have still got a 2 for 1 deal available.

 

 

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