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Renovo Cabrio Roof Treatment

heli_madken Sep 6, 2009

  1. heli_madken

    heli_madken Member

    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!
  2. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

    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
  3. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    Very Nice :)
  4. WX51TXR

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

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

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