“How do I remove the proofer prior to applying Reviver? Also, I have a cloudy plastic window!”

Hi Geoff! Great you remembered it is important to remove the proofer first!

First of all, thank you for asking this question instead of just going ahead and applying the Reviver to your soft top, before you remove proofer that was applied previously! You would be amazed by how many people ask AFTER applying it!

If you are aware of the brand of proofer on the top, then you should ask their technical department for the best way to remove it, however, Renovo’s Fabric Soft Top Cleaner will remove most known brands of proofer, providing you follow these instructions:

Mist spray the top and then paint on the Fabric Soft Top Cleaner leave the solution to dry for approximately one hour, this is the optimum time for the active ingredients to work. Using hand hot water the surface should then be scrubbed with a bristle brush being careful around stitched areas and windows. It is essential to use hand hot water!  Finish by rinsing off with water. Repeat the whole process as necessary.

To make sure you have removed all the proofing agents, you can then simulate raindrops on the top by sprinkling water from the sprinkler attachment on a watering-can over the top of your soft top. If the water begins to bead, then you need to repeat the cleaning process, however, if the water is able to absorb into the material, then you can go head and apply the Soft Top Reviver.

Remember you will most probably need to apply 2 coats of Soft Top Reviver, then once dry, apply 2 coats of Ultra Proofer!

In regards to the plastic window, you should have a look at Renovo’s Plastic Window Polish! Very effective, providing the window’s opacity is not from crazing. To get the best results from Renovo Plastic Window Polish, shake the bottle well then pour it sparingly on to a clean lint free/microfibre cloth. Apply to small areas of the window at a time, working the polish onto the surface in a circular motion. As soon as the area treated dries to a haze, diligently buff-off the dried polish with a second clean soft cloth. This may take a bit of time, but the results will certainly be worth it!

 Best results from the Plastic Window Polish will be achieved by treating both the interior and exterior of the plastic screen. This process will ensure that the polish is not spread on too liberally, which may leave smearing marks on the window and would be more difficult to remove.

It is also important to remember that if the scratches are within the plastic, then the polish will not be able to improve them, as our product does not penetrate the plastic.

It may be worth you purchasing a “KIT A” or “KIT B” from the Renovo website! This will contain all the products that you need! Don’t forget that all of our products are available for purchase via our website:

Feel free to let me know if you require any further help, or take a look at our “archive” section for all previously asked questions!

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