“How do I REMOVE proofer before applying Soft Top Reviver?”

Hello Lucy,

I am happy to hear that you have read the instructions on the Soft Top Reviver bottle PRIOR to applying it! It is important to thoroughly clean your soft top before applying the Reviver, this is because all of our products are water based in order to be entirely kind to your soft top, windows and paintwork. This means that any proofing agent that is still present on the top will repel the Reviver, stopping it from absorbing into the fabric, and thus creating a patchy, uneven appearance.

If you wish to remove Renovo Ultra Proofer from your soft top, then use Renovo’s Fabric Soft Top Cleaner according to the “severely soiled” instructions as follows –  Mist spray the top and then paint on Fabric Soft Top Cleaner, leave the solution to process for approximately one hour; 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 remove other proprietary branded water proofers it is best to contact the manufacturer’s customer service team to ascertain their best advice, although the Renovo Fabric Soft Top Cleaner will remove most known brands of proofer!

Don’t forget that you can check to see that you have removed the proofer by carrying out this very simple test… After you have cleaned the top and allowed it to completely dry, sprinkle little droplets of water over your soft top, and see if they are able to absorb into the fibres. If they do not and begin to bead on the top, then you will need to repeat the cleaning process until the water is able to absorb!

I hope you found this helpful, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions, or take a look through our “archive” page for all previously asked questions.

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