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Convertible Hood Recolour & Protection

Postby Shine My Ride » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:36 pm

So looking more into convertible hood work, I notice people using various options for reviving and protecting hoods.

What is your preferred options, and why?
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Re: Convertible Hood Recolour & Protection

Postby G3valeting » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:40 am

In a word renovo , well known simple to use and lasts a while and with the proper after care will last . In saying that sealing wise a couple of coats of Gtechniq i1 or similar will protect it for up to 3 yrs .

I have heard some say it is no good for fabric roofs , rubbish ime had it on a lotus elise soft top out in all weathers inc that really wet summer of 2 yrs ago and up until he sold it last week still beading and rolling off like the day it was applied tbh so its nonsense. Although i have been sent a similar fabric guard to try and that is now sitting on a new 911 porsche and will monitor that .. Slightly cheaper than i1 as well . Also what i would say is and our resident chemist pip may be able to confirm this is that there are only a few 2-3 chemicals that either work on protecting fabrics atm so pretty much any company you buy the stuff from all use the same product... There said it .
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Re: Convertible Hood Recolour & Protection

Postby Shine My Ride » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:13 am

G3valeting wrote:In a word renovo , well known simple to use and lasts a while and with the proper after care will last . In saying that sealing wise a couple of coats of Gtechniq i1 or similar will protect it for up to 3 yrs .

I have heard some say it is no good for fabric roofs , rubbish ime had it on a lotus elise soft top out in all weathers inc that really wet summer of 2 yrs ago and up until he sold it last week still beading and rolling off like the day it was applied tbh so its nonsense. Although i have been sent a similar fabric guard to try and that is now sitting on a new 911 porsche and will monitor that .. Slightly cheaper than i1 as well . Also what i would say is and our resident chemist pip may be able to confirm this is that there are only a few 2-3 chemicals that either work on protecting fabrics atm so pretty much any company you buy the stuff from all use the same product... There said it .


Thanks Gary. I have read reports that Renovo's Ultra Proofer isn't all that, and I have noticed a number of people choosing i1 for hoods
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Re: Convertible Hood Recolour & Protection

Postby Car_clean » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:03 pm

I clean convertible hoods with a citrus cleaner and seal with Gtechniq I1. I honestly rarely do hood cleaning, maybe I over charge for it but I find they take a lot of effort and are rarely in good condition and the price of I1 isn't cheap, so taking these all into account i'm charging around £80 for a small roof. If I was to re-colour Renovo would definitely be the one I'd go for but obviously more $$$.
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Re: Convertible Hood Recolour & Protection

Postby Shine My Ride » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:58 pm

Car_clean wrote:I clean convertible hoods with a citrus cleaner and seal with Gtechniq I1. I honestly rarely do hood cleaning, maybe I over charge for it but I find they take a lot of effort and are rarely in good condition and the price of I1 isn't cheap, so taking these all into account i'm charging around £80 for a small roof. If I was to re-colour Renovo would definitely be the one I'd go for but obviously more $$$.


Interesting, never thought of using citrus for hood cleaning. I rarely get hood work, possibly as I don't advertise it lol.

I quoted £150 to clean, recolour and reproof the other day. I haven't heard back :shock:
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Re: Convertible Hood Recolour & Protection

Postby Car_clean » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:26 pm

Shine My Ride wrote:
Interesting, never thought of using citrus for hood cleaning. I rarely get hood work, possibly as I don't advertise it lol.

I quoted £150 to clean, recolour and reproof the other day. I haven't heard back :shock:


That sounds spot on to me Chris but as you know I bet someone will do it for £20 and ruin it!
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Re: Convertible Hood Recolour & Protection

Postby Shine My Ride » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:50 pm

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Shine My Ride wrote:
Interesting, never thought of using citrus for hood cleaning. I rarely get hood work, possibly as I don't advertise it lol.

I quoted £150 to clean, recolour and reproof the other day. I haven't heard back :shock:


That sounds spot on to me Chris but as you know I bet someone will do it for £20 and ruin it!


I thought it was a fair price for the time and work involved tbh. As you say though, there's always a cowboy waiting.
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