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    Renovo Cabrio Roof Treatment

    Hi, Thought I would post how I got on with Reviving my S4 Cabrio hood with Renovo products, heres what I bought -

    Renovo Soft Top Canvas Cleaner 500ml - 12.95
    Renovo Fabric Hood Reviver (Black) 1Ltr - 32.50
    Renovo Fabric Hood Ultraproofer 1Ltr - 21.50

    Total cost - 66.95

    I used Autoglym proofer last winter but it hadnt lasted more than a couple of weeks and in a particular wet spell mildew got a hold in the roof, tried a few different cleaners but realised I needed something more drastic

    Started by wetting the roof lightly then applying the cleaner which is a thick paste, used about 2/3rd of the 500ml bottle -

    After allowing the cleaner to penetrate for 20 minutes I worked it in with a soft bristle brush, you can just see the green staining as the mildew was coming off -

    After a thorough rinse you can see that no proofing is left as the canvas is soaked with water -

    Probably the best cleaner I have used and the hood was much better but some stubborn mildew remained -

    On to masking, rear window -

    And across the front rail, didnt bother with side windows just lowered them a little -

    Sun had come out so in to the garage for 2 coats of the reviver leaving 4 hours between the coats. The reviver is effectively a black dye with the consistencey of water, it needs to be applied quickly working from the centre to stop streaking -

    The car was left overnight in the garage to dry, next day the results looked great -

    The roof was a good shade of black and the texture had changed slightly, the cloth being raised a little -

    Then after 24hrs 2 coats of the proofer -

    There is now absolutely no sign of any mildew -

    And the rain now pools on the roof unlike when I used the Autoglym proofer -

    I am very pleased with the results, everyone who has seen the hood has commented that it looks like new

    I used about half of the reviver so could probably have used the 500ml kit on an A4 cabrio but it is better to have too much in this instance, I have also got enough proofer to last the winter.

    I would recommend using the system, for the cost it gives very good results

    Just wait to see how long it lasts now!

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    thats brilliant

    been working on a b7 cabriolet today and the roof was a bit blotchy in places.

    defo looks to be a worthwhile product

    thanks for sharing
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    Nice results and write up, well done that man, and nice one for sharing!



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