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marianne
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi, I'm pretty new on here, and only got my Audi Cabriolet about 5wks ago, never had a cabriolet before and absolutely love it, its my dream car! However, the roof needs a good clean, looks like noones done it in years, and I dont know what to use, is there anything you can recommend? I was in Halfords for ages the other day but couldnt find anything that actually said suitable for mohair roofs, I could only find vinyl roof cleaners, I'd be grateful for any advice as I dont wanna ruin it! Thanks!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

my hood was minging and i posted the same question as you the general opinion was 'autoglym'hood cleaner about 20 from anywhere inc halfords.its a two part pack the cleaner and a reproofer,i'd highly recommend it. Very Happy
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thought my hood looked ok but cleaned it anyhow with Renovo http://www.vertar.com/renovo/ the amount of dirt that came out was amazing - then used their blue hood reviver and ultaraproofer - looks like a new hood (shame I still can't see through the plastic window!)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

4ringsa4 wrote:
my hood was minging and i posted the same question as you the general opinion was 'autoglym'hood cleaner about 20 from anywhere inc halfords.its a two part pack the cleaner and a reproofer,i'd highly recommend it. Very Happy


It is very good but make sure you take the time to mask off the plastic window and try not to get the proofing spray on the windows or paintwork as it is sod to get off.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I would recommend Renovo as well, results are really good and finish lasts for ages.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi guys, thanks so much for all your replies, I'm def gonna get some of that. Overall the roof is pretty good (better than the Saab convertible I saw earlier which actually had green moss on its hood!!!) but its got little spots of white which when you scratch, they go powdery, I'm not sure what that is. As for the rear window, thats yet anothe rproblem, I cant see that well out of it at all, is there anything I can do about this or is the only way a new one? Thanks again!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The rear window is a common problem. You can get a new fitted for around 250

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Have used the Autoglym on two cabs...seems good.

I also used a tooth brush around the stitching, lots of warm water and clean rags and a newspaper!!! (hang the paper over the windows before raising to mask the windows from the proofing spray)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi there

to clean the rear window i have a tube of "special stuff" for plastic windows that i got from (whispers) BMW and it is pretty good stuff. i know other people on here have mentioned it as well

to avoid fraternising with the enemy - i have also seen great results from cleaning the plastic window with car polish. i had a bottle of Autoglym super resin polish and used it on my milky window when i got the cab and hey presto i could see through it!!!

remember to polish outside AND inside

hope that helps

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marianne
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:48 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi, ahh thanks so much for that, I will try it, thats really helpful. I was worried it could fail its next MOT in Feb cos you can barely see through it, you see enough but not enough if you know what I mean! So thank you- I will try everything you have all mentioned!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

I used the autglym kit and it was pretty good, the autoglym rep gave me a sample of non cut polish too for the window as even super resin can scratch it slightly.

Last time I was in the Audi Dealers I noticed they had a hood cleaner and conditioner which was similar money to autoglym's. I may try it next.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

And for a perfect finish after all that cleaning use some duct tape (about 12") at a time and dab the whole hood..............This gets rid of any unwanted bits left over...............you'll be supprised how much extra crap it picks up!!!!!

similar to gettin fluff off you black trousers lol!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I seem to have ( what looks to be ) mould on my roof . Two weeks ago I tried the AutoGlym kit but the abrasive sponge with it has'nt made any difference , this weekend I tried a toothbrush to try & manipulate the fabric more but not much change to be honest , any ideas/thoughts appreciated .

I did mention it to someone who mentioned trying the Milton stuff used for sterilising baby bottles ( diluted ) because it kills bacteria , otherwise mould just keeps festering in fabric . Not sure about this though Confused
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

These guys did my car, costs more than doing it yourself but they did a brilliant job!

http://www.clean-image.co.uk/articles/audi-hood-reproof-vid.htm
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

Have also used the (sssshhhh) BMW plastic screen cleaner on my cab, mind you dont get it on the fabric though around the edge of the screen - bugger to get the white off a black hood!

A large real of sellotape works well Cot51e and its cheaper than duct tape!!

I also vacum my roof.....!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

my rear screen was really bad when i got it,diidnt make any difference,to the mot ,think about it,you cant see out the back of a van if it has a bulkhead fitted,polished mine up with cutting compound and t cut,and some stuff i got iff ebay,as i say mine was really bad and brittle,can see out of it but not great,if yours s as bad as mine was,you will need a new screen to make t crystal
 
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