“I intend to use Renovo fabric soft top cleaner on my convertible, as recommended by HONEST JOHN! Do I need to proof the soft top afterwards?”
Thank you for the enquiry!
Ah, good old Honest John! He is always very positive about Renovo!
Anyway, to answer your question – YES!
It is very important to use the Ultra Proofer on your soft top after giving it a good clean! It is important to remember that when you are cleaning your soft top with the Fabric Soft Top Cleaner, you are also removing any previously applied proofer that may have been added, so you will need to put on another coat or two of the Ultra Proofer to protect your soft top from mould and mildew. Ultra Proofer also restores the water proof barrier and contains a UV inhibitor to prevent the colour from fading in the sun.
Basically, there is no point cleaning it if you aren’t going to protect your results afterwards!
Another point to remember is that once you have cleaned your soft top, and you are satisfied, but would like to add some Reviver before adding the Ultra Proofer, – if there is any proofing agent still present on your soft top, then the Reviver will not be able to absorb into the fibres, as it is a water based product, and thus will be repelled. This means you need to test that all of the proofing agent has been removed, which can be done by following this simple test:
“Sprinkle little drops of water onto your soft top from a watering can with a rose attachment. As the droplets land on your soft top, pay attention to your top and see if the water begins to bead, or absorbs into the fabric. If it beads, you need to clean the top again, as the proofing agent is still present. If not, you are ready to continue!”
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!
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