The appearance and enjoyment of owning a sporty cabriolet can be spoilt by allowing the hood to become grimy and water absorbent.
The fabric of your cabriolet roof is exposed to the environment just like your vehicle's paint and needs to be protected with products that are designed to repel water and fight off harsh conditions like frost or bird lime.
The soft top roof of a convertible is typically made of fabric or vinyl that needs regular maintenance for maximum peace of mind.
Merely washing the roof is not enough to prevent it from becoming covered with dirt, moss, and other debris.
Over time and with exposure of the roof to the elements, causes the protective layer to gradually wear off, thus leaving it vulnerable to pre-mature fading and staining.
Most new soft-tops (fabric or vinyl) are usually chemically treated at the time of manufacturing to repel water and contamination such as bird droppings and tree sap.
If your car is more than 6 months old (about 10 for cars with low usage), a fabric protector can help in restoring this protective layer using similar products and techniques that are used at the time of their production.
Not only can this help in making sure that the roof on your vehicle looks great for longer but it can also help in maximizing its re-sale value, saving you money and giving you peace of mind.
If the soft-top is not beading water as it previously did, it is a sign that the protection has worn off.
Cleaning the fabric with a suitable Automotive All Purpose Cleaner (APC) helps to freshen and revive appearance by removing soiling, stains and atmospheric contamination from natural and synthetic fabrics.
A Fabric Hood Protector reproofs, protects and preserves the surface from the effects of water absorption and surface soiling.
If the top is properly protected and conditioned, the water will bead.
Available treatments: Fabric or Vinyl
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