Cabriolet Hood Protection
We have a range of hydrophobic and nano-coatings which repel water and help to prevent lichen, moss and grime from adhering to your fabric hood.
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.
Specialist Cabriolet Roof Cleaning and Restoration
Hoods are usually brought to us for cleaning because the customer has noticed it is looking dirty and green, possibly with yellow or white spots of lichen. Dirt gets into your rood creating a perfect substrate for organic material to grow, but the dirt and grit is its self abrasive. As your hood is folded away it will rub against the fabric causing those unsightly stripes and will eventually wear holes. It is important to periodically clean your hood thoroughly and re-waterproof it with a new coating to help prevent wear and keep it looking new otherwise it will wear out far faster than the rest of the car. A replacement hood can cost anywhere from £500-£3000 depending on the model.
Weather Protection & Fabric Hood Proofing
Weather protection with **Renovo Ultra Proofer** & **Max Protect UFC Proofer**
The invisible 'weather proofer' that was applied to your convertible roof at the factory will eventually wear off and needs to replenished with a new waterproof coating. This hydrophobic coating repels water and prevents the fabric becoming wet, ensuring it dries quickly and so won't rot.
We offer a varied range of convertible hood protection products including Renovo® Ultra Proofer & Max Protect UFC Proofer. These dedicated 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.
Our 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 vitally important that the hood is properly dried before returning the car to you.
We can also provide a two stage protective and hydrophobic coating which contains antimicrobial agents. The nano particles coat the fibres of your fabric hood providing extended durability.
Convertible Hood Price Menu
We will help you to choose when you are here.
|2 Seater Convertible Hood Service||Renovo® Prices||Nano Prices|
|Machine Clean/Weather Protection||£165.00||£265.00|
|Machine Clean/Recolour/Weather Protection||£255.00||£355.00|
|2 Plus 2 Convertible Hood Service||Renovo® Prices||Nano Prices|
|Machine Clean/Weather Protection||£209.00||£309.00|
|Machine Clean/Recolour/Weather Protection||£297.00||£397.00|
|4 Seater Convertible Hood Service||Renovo® Prices||Nano Prices|
|Machine Clean/Weather Protection||£232.00||£332.00|
|Machine Clean/Recolour/Weather Protection||£319.00||£419.00|
|Plastic Window Refurbishing Service||Prices|
|Only available with the services above. No VAT to be added to our prices.|
|Kritox Rubber and Neoprene clean and conditioner||Prices|
|Whole Car + pipe-flush and drainage checkup.*||£120.00|
|Roof rubbers/seals + pipe-flush and drainage checkup.*||£80.00|
*Pipe flush and drainage checkup - If drainage pipes are found to be blocked, we will unblock them if we can. However on some models of cars they might also be missing, broken or damaged due to age, or need dismantling to diagnose the problem.
"Cannot express how impressed I am with the result of my cabriolet roof. From the first call, the knowledge and professionalism these guys gave me throughout the whole process means I cannot recommend them enough." ~ J Pratten
May Cabriolet Hood Offer
get autosmart's Aquaseal Pro Sealant
We promise you, when you get your car's convertible roof cleaned and reproofed, you'll be so pleased with your car, you'll wish the rest of it was looking so bright and new. We know this from experience. Many of our customers immediately rebook their car in to have an exterior detailed.
Aquaseal Pro is hydrophobic polymer sealant designed to repel water to help keep your car clean for longer. It provides a long-lasting gloss which is durable and weather resistant.
...or get £60 off any exterior coating. We have a full range of coatings from 3 months waxes to 8 year ceramic coatings.
(You don't have to decide right away, offer applies during May or within one week of having your car's roof cleaned and reproofed during May).
Use Code: MayHoodEx50Book by 5pm on 31/05/2021
VIDEO: Why You Need To Restore And Protect Your Cabriolet Roof.
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.
What Our Customers Say
Below are a selection of comments from some of our satisfied customers.
Cannot express how impressed I am with the result of my cabriolet roof. As their name says - it simply is like new. From the first call, the knowledge and professionalism these guys gave me throughout the whole process means I cannot recommend them enough.
Mr J Pratten
Excellent service; price but mostly the people. Went in to get a convertible roof done and it was in a right state. They gave it 2+ clean services to scrub up to something decent and did a deal on protective coat price just because they thought it would help roof appearance.
Genuinely felt they cared and wanted to do a good job rather than just give the clean or paid for and leave it. I’ll be back in a heartbeat for anything similar.
New Again, the name say's it all!! Highly recommended! Thanks to Gary and his team for the work carried out on my convertible today.
Can We Help You?
"We can offer specialist advice on the best Cabriolet Hood Protection 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, Detailed 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 request a callback by filling in the form on our contact page.