“I have applied your Ultra Proofer, but it is not beading when wet! WHY?”

Hi Al,

Good question! There could be a couple of reasons for this to issue to occur, and hopefully, I will be able to put your mind at ease!

Our Ultra Proofer is a water based weather proofing product, the water propels the proofing agents into the fabric of the soft top, once the water has evaporated and the top is dried then the soft top is weather proofed.

On most fabric soft tops that have been treated with Ultra Proofer, when it rains, or the top is wetted during car washing , the water will initially bead but after sustained rainfall or soaking with a hose pipe the top it will look wet and the beading will not be apparent any longer. This is normal, the  top layer may appear wet, but the water won’t be able to pass through the soft top in comparison to an untreated one. Hence, the fabric is able to dry out more quickly to help reduce the damp growing conditions that are required to encourage the growth of mould and mildew.

It is very important to remember that you MUST clean your soft top thoroughly with the Fabric Soft Top Cleaner before applying the Ultra Proofer, this is because the Ultra Proofer is water-based, thus if there is already an unknown proofing product on the top, it will stop the Ultra Proofer from absorbing.

One, sometimes two coats of Ultra Proofer are usually all that is required to weather proof a soft top initially. Subsequently it is advisable to re-proof the soft top approximately every six months although this will vary according to storage/use/washing of each individual vehicle. If further applications of Ultra Proofer are applied before needed they will merely not be able to penetrate the fabric efficiently and the Ultra Proofer will be repelled, thus more of it will run off and end up on the floor than actually soaks into the soft top.

I hope you have found this helpful, any future questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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