Cabriolet Hood Restoration
Cabriolet/Convertible hoods are tough to keep clean and prone to fading . Fabric hoods usually attract mould and moss while the plastic rear windows often fitted on cabriolet vehicles can become cloudy and scratch easily. Without protection you can expect an unmaintained convertible hood on a cabriolet to last on average around 6-8 years before it will need replacing.
Convertible Hood Cleaning & Restoration
The majority of people usually come to us because their convertible hoods have been neglected, not maintained or cleaned for a considerable period of time. This neglect generally leads to the hood becoming coverered in green algae, moss, mould or lichen and when left untreated to the elements the fabric can deterioate rapidly. Unfortunatley IF left unmaintained the rotting process begins and when reaching a point of no return it will create further problems such as water leaks and functional issues. Therefore, recovery and restoration of the existing hood will no longer be possible and will inevitably lead to an expesive convertible hood replacement costing anything between £500 - £3000. in order to avoid costly hood replacements, regular cleaning, protection and maintainance is advised.
Weather Protection & Fabric Hood Proofing
Weather protection with **Renovo Ultra Proofer** & **Max Protect UFC Proofer**
All brand new fabric soft tops come with an invisible 'weather proofer' already applied and over time this special coating deteriorates and needs replacing leaving your soft top roof unprotected from the elements becoming weak and more prone to damage.
We offer a varied range of convertible hood protection products including Renovo® Ultra Proofer & Max Protect UFC Proofer. These decicated convertible hood products protect your convertible/cabriolet hood by creating an invisible chemical and waterproof barriers. These barriers prevent discolouration from ingrained dirt, tree sap, bird droppings, road salts and much more from penetrating into the fibres and doing damage to the convertible hood material.
These hood protection products have a specially developed formula which contains Ultra Violet (UV) inhibitors and agents to prevent mould and mildew and prolongs the life of your soft top whilst maintaining the value of your car.
Our Cleaning Process.
Before Ultra Proofer is applied, your convertible hood is washed and brushed using a variety of specialist tools and hood cleaning products and then the convertible hood is then dried. Your car will also be given a quick wash so that you won't be collecting a dirty car with a clean roof. This level of service is ideal for most cars that are no more than a few years old where the hood is reasonably free from mould, moss and lichen and for the older, dirtier hoods you may also require a Hood Machine Clean.
Your hood is cleaned, dried, re-proofed and then dried again and so in normal circumstances you will be required to leave your car with us for a minimum 4 hours. Please be mindful to allow extra time if the weather is unfavourable and experiencing rain as it is vitaly important that the hood is properly dried before returning the car to you.
Convertible Hood Price Menu
We will help you to choose when you are here.
|2 Seater Convertible Hood Service||Prices|
|Machine Clean/Weather Protection||£150.00|
|Machine Clean/Recolour/Weather Protection||£230.00|
|2 Plus 2 Convertible Hood Service||Prices|
|Machine Clean/Weather Protection||£190.00|
|Machine Clean/Recolour/Weather Protection||£270.00|
|4 Seater Convertible Hood Service||Prices|
|Machine Clean/Weather Protection||£210.00|
|Machine Clean/Recolour/Weather Protection||£290.00|
|Plastic Window Refurbishing Service||Prices|
|Only available with the services above. No VAT to be added to our prices.|
VIDEO: Why You Need To Restore And Protect Your Cabriolet Hood.
Hood Proofing products will only weather proof the fabric of your convertible hood. They will not stop leaks or fix damage, rips and tears to the hood membrane.
For more information about Water Leaks visit our Water Leak Detection Page.
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Can We Help You?
"We can offer specialist advice on the best Cabriolet Hood Restoration service to suit your requirements"
When bringing your car to New Again, we often ask you to explain exactly the reason for having your car Protected, Valeted or Repaired. Once we understand exactly what it is you are trying to achieve, we will appraise your vehicle using our detailed appraisal check-sheet allowing us to identify areas of concern and tailor specific services that match your requirements and budget.
If you are not sure what service you need and would like to speak to one of our technicians, simply call us on the number below, or request a callback by filling in the form on our contact page.
Phone lines open from 9am to 6pm.
Fair Pricing Policy
We have successfully built our business on an uncompromised level of service that our customers expect, refusing to take shortcuts in order compete on price. We expect you to drive away confident that we have executed our work to the highest standards and knowing that you can trust us to deliver consistent results every time demonstrating good value for money.