Convertible soft tops will require special attention to maintain the original looks and waterproofing. Although the cost to replace the soft top can cost several hundreds of pounds, regular care and maintenance is all that is required to maintain that new look.
You can see when it's time to re-waterproof the fabric top. Simply pour some water onto the fabric roof. If it beads and runs away, it's OK. If however, the water soaks in and disappears, it's time to re-clean and re-waterproof. You should never use a cleaner or reviver without re-waterproofing.
The Soft Top Cabriolet Roof Detail will clean and protect the cabriolet hood of your vehicle and is recommended for hoods that have become ingrained with dirt. The detailed treatment leaves an additional coating that creates an extra water proof barrier, it also protects the hood from fading from the sun with Ultra Violet inhibitors and inhibits the growth of mould & mildew.
If the fabric soft top looks tired and faded to the outside elements, the use of the reviver will add back colour. Ultimate Detail can carry a range of cleaners, conditioners and water-proofers for both fabric and vinyl soft tops. Available in a range of colours to suit your original hood, Ultimate Detail can make a tired soft top look new again and at a fraction of the cost of a new hood.
Thanks Stuart, you've saved me some money. I did'nt think you'd be able to revive the old roof like you have managed to do.