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Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. How do I know whether my soft-top is fabric or vinyl?
  2. Are Renovo products safe to use on my soft-top and will they harm my paintwork?
  3. What should I use to clean my fabric soft-top?
  4. My fabric soft-top is all green and mouldy, what should I do?
  5. How many applications are there in a 500ml can of Renovo Soft Top Canvas Cleaner?
  6. What should I use to clean my vinyl soft-top?
  7. How many applications are there in 500mls of Renovo Vinyl Cleaner?
  8. How long should I leave Renovo Vinyl Cleaner on my soft-top?
  9. What should I use to protect my vinyl soft-top?
  10. How frequently should I use Renovo Vinyl Ultra Proofer?
  11. How many applications are there in 500mls of Renovo Vinyl Ultra Proofer?
  12. My fabric soft-top has faded, do you have a product that will re-colour it?
  13. In what colours is Renovo Soft-Top Reviver available?
  14. How do I apply Renovo Soft-Top Reviver?
  15. How long will the Reviver take to dry?
  16. How much Reviver will I need?
  17. What should I use to waterproof my fabric soft-top?
  18. How much Ultra Proofer will I need?
  19. How frequently should I use Ultra Proofer?
  20. My plastic rear screen is all cloudy, do you have a product to rectify this problem?
  21. How do I apply Plastic Window Polish?

Answers

  1. Double-duck, mohair or canvas fabric tops will look similar to tent material in appearance whereas vinyl tops will look like grained plastic.

  2. Renovo products are water based in order to be entirely kind to both your soft-top and your paintwork.

  3. Renovo Soft Top Canvas Cleaner.

  4. Use Renovo Soft Top Canvas Cleaner in conjunction with a soft scrubbing brush to remove the mould and then apply Renovo Ultra Proofer to help prevent the same problem from re-occurring.

  5. The number of applications will depend on how dirty the top is, how liberally the product is applied and how big an area is being cleaned. Therefore, one to a few applications can be used as an average guide.


  6. Renovo Vinyl Soft-Top Cleaner.

  7. This will depend on how dirty the top is, how liberally the product is applied and how big an area is being cleaned. Therefore, one to three applications can be used as an average guide.

  8. The product can be left on the top for one to several hours depending on how dirty it is, the longer the solution remains on the soft-top the longer the active ingredients will be working.

  9. Renovo Vinyl Ultra Proofer.

  10. Renovo recommends you apply Vinyl Ultra Proofer at three monthly intervals to maintain optimum protection.

  11. As an average guide there will be one to three coats, this will depend upon how large the soft-top is and how liberally the product is applied.

  12. Yes, Renovo manufacture Soft-Top Reviver which re-colours and re-conditions like new.

  13. Reviver is currently available in black, dark blue and brown.

  14. Simply paint onto the top using a new 50mm/2" paintbrush. It is important to apply each coat in one complete application to avoid the possibility of tidemarks forming.

  15. This will depend on several factors i.e. atmospheric conditions, how liberally the product is applied, how porous the fabric is. Therefore, as a general guide at least 2 hours but can be as long as 24 hours. It is important to let each coat dry completely as the product is water based and any moisture left in the fabric would dilute the next product application.


  16. As a general guide there is enough product in one litre to coat an average size soft-top twice and likewise one coat in 500mls.

  17. Renovo Ultra Proofer re-establishes the 'as new' waterproof weather barrier.

  18. As a general guide there is enough product in one litre to coat an average size soft-top twice and likewise one coat in 500mls.

  19. We recommend applying Ultra Proofer approximately every six months in order to maintain its optimum protection capabilities.

  20. Yes, Renovo Plastic Window Polish will remove the microscopic scratches that cause this milky appearance.

  21. Simply polish on and polish off with a soft cotton cloth, best results are achieved when the polish is added frequently to the cloth in small quantities.
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