“What quantity of each product will I need to restore my SAAB convertible?”

The required quantity to carry out a hood renovation is a very difficult aspect to advise a customer completely accurately! This is because there are many factors that manipulate the required amount of each product, such as how dirty the top is, or how faded the top is, etc.

However, as a general guide, I can tell you that our soft top products come in both 500ml and litre sizes. One litre will cover approximately 5 square meters, to give you a visual idea, this is the approximate size of the surface area of two double beds, 500ml will cover 2.5 square meters, so about the surface area of one double bed.When deciding on the quantity of each product, it is also very important to remember that for both the Soft Top Reviver and the Ultra Proofer, we recommend that the customer applies two coats to their convertible top for the optimum results, although the Ultra Proofer quite often only requires one coat to afford the required protection.The Fabric Soft Top Cleaner is only available in the 500ml size, however, you can always purchase one bottle, use it all up, and then decide whether your top requires anymore cleaning before you move on to the next two stages. For a soft top the size of yours you may use the entire bottle of Renovo Fabric Soft Top Cleaner to properly prepare the fabric for the Reviver, depending on how dirty it is and whether you need to remove any previously applied proofer.

To remove proofer use Renovo Fabric Soft Top Cleaner following these instructions:– 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.A litre of Reviver will be sufficient for one possibly two coats but you may need a further 500ml bottle to ensure good coverage and that you do not run out part way through your second coat. So, if you use more than half a litre for the first coat you will definitely need a further 500ml bottle to be able to successfully complete a second coat.It’s very important that you have sufficient Reviver to complete liberal full coats, as if you run out part way though you will get a join line when you try to finish the application. This is because the Reviver that you are applying will seep into the dried Reviver and cause a double dyed area to appear, once this has happened it is not easy to rectify and achieve an even overall finish. Lastly, to weather protect the renewed colour, apply Renovo Ultra Proofer, you will get the same kind of coverage as for the Reviver. Subsequent coats are recommended approximately every six months and these will use less Ultra Proofer as you will just be topping up the protection.

If we can be of any further help, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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