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Old 22-02-2019, 08:04 PM   #1
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Wondering what is best for cleaning and proofing convertible roof, got a few small green marks on blue fabric...
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For cleaning, Id go with G101 diluted at 10:1. Spray on then agitate with a soft brush or upholstery sponge...But be gentle. Then just a rinse off with a hose. Do NOT power wash it as this may damage the fabric.

For protecting it, AS Upholstery protecter from the Silver Seal range. Just follow the directions on the can.

Hope this helps.

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Wondering what is best for cleaning and proofing convertible roof, got a few small green marks on blue fabric...
My process when I had a convertible:

Cleaning:
Vacuum with soft brush and hose to remove any loose debris. Section the roof into 1/4s and spray APC in straight lines and brush in trying to keep to the grain of the fabric. (I use ether Surfex at 15:1 or Megs APC 10:1). Hose off and Wet Vac to remove excess water - allow to dry thoroughly

Protect:
Split Roof into 1/4s again and spray on chosen protection. Overlap sections to ensure coverage and remove overspray on paint ASAP. I use Aerospace 303 Fabric Guard but have also used FabSil which is cheaper and a good product. Allow to dry and apply a second coat to ensure protection.

Oh, and as MKV said - be gentle!!
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The problem with green algae is that you need to kill it off. Cleaners referenced above wont do so.

So. I'd also go with brushing (use the brush on your vac) but Renovo Fabric Hood Cleaner as it contains a fungicide and bactericide, so will stop regrowth.
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Thanks Mark - useful information re. Renovo

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