How often should I re-waterproof my hood?
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.
New Again are convertible roof specialists with over 17 years experience in caring for our customers soft-tops. Without protection and regular cleaning, a cabriolet roof will fade, rot, stain and become worn which could lead to costly replacement.
Protect Your Soft Top with the Very Best Weather Resistant Coatings
Although your hood came from the showroom with a weather-proof coating, it generally only lasts 6-9 months before it wears off and needs to be re-applied. A fabric hood protector has UV protection to prevent your hood from fading, and may have anti-fungal properties to slow the growth of unsightly moss, algae and lichen.
It will also have hydrophobic properties which make water bead up and roll off. And while it is impossible to prevent dirt and grit settling on your roof, clogging it over time, a water repellant coating will help prevent it getting settled into a soggy bed of dirt. It also means your roof will dry quickly and so is less inviting for things to grow.
It will also form a protective barrier against road traffic film, tree sap, oils and bird droppings.
Specialist Cabriolet Roof Cleaning and Restoration
Before a protective coating can be applied, it's essential that the hood is properly cleaned. We have a variety of electric brushes, air tools, and we even have a set-up for drying your hood, all done in a controlled environment. If you have ever tried to clean a hood yourself, you'll know it's hard, time-consuming work. This equipment allows us to clean your hood quickly, efficiently and most of all, safely.
Renovo Ultra Proofer
Ultra Proofer re-establishes the convertible tops original 'as new' waterproof weather barrier. The recently improved formulation now has the added benefits of UV factor protection and a mould/mildew growth inhibitor to ensure soft tops look like new for longer.
Ultra Proofer will help to prevent the harmful penetration of everyday dirt into the fibres of new and old convertible top material and help to keep it looking fresher for even longer.
It is advised that Renovo Ultra Proofer be re-applied every six months.
Two Year Nano Coating
We can also provide Vädervakt two stage protective and hydrophobic coating which contains antimicrobial agents, the nano particles coat the fibres of your fabric hood providing extended durability to up to two years.
This coating goes on thick and contains silicones which make it waxy with an attractive sheen, much like a wax jacket, and has the added benefit of darkening your roof.
Convertible Hood Price Menu
We will help you to choose when you are here.
|2 Seater Convertible Hood Protection||Renovo® Prices||Vädervakt Prices|
|Machine Clean/Weather Protection||£165.00||£265.00|
|Machine Clean/Recolour/Weather Protection||£255.00||£355.00|
|2 Plus 2 Convertible Hood Protection||Renovo® Prices||Vädervakt Prices|
|Machine Clean/Weather Protection||£209.00||£309.00|
|Machine Clean/Recolour/Weather Protection||£297.00||£397.00|
|4 Seater Convertible Hood Protection||Renovo® Prices||Vädervakt 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
January 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 a 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 January or within one week of having your car's roof cleaned and reproofed during January).
Use Code: JanHoodOfferBook by 5pm on 31/01/2022
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What Our Customers Say
Below are a selection of comments from some of our satisfied customers.
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.
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.