BMW 325 CI | Ceramic Coating & Convertible Roof Cleaning

Apr
20
2021

Although this car came to us mainly for the cabriolet hood to be cleaned and reproofed, the car needed a polish, so we set about it with our machine polishers and made it as shiny as we could.

Machine polishing
James polishing the car, giving it a final touch. He is using his random orbital polisher over a soft cloth.

The bonnet had been repainted at some point and was looking a little dull. It was wet sanded, a process where we flat down the paintwork with wet and dry sandpaper, then repolished. Once the hood was cleaned and re-coated and the car polished with our four stage polishing process, we treated the paintwork with Matrix Blue, a 3 year ceramic coating.

The hood was a little green with some moss growing in it, but not too bad. There wasn't a terrible amount of wear, so we were able to clean it up okay. After it had been treated with our hydrophobic nano-coating it looked and felt amazing. When a hood is freshly re-treated the water will bead up and roll of, but this only lasts a while because as the hood collects dust, that will break the surface tension of the water. However, the fibres of the fabric are still waterproof. The water will soak through and drop onto the rubber membrane underneath but leave the hood practically dry rather than sopping wet. This is how you end up with problems of the hood rotting. 

In addition to cleaning and reproofing the hood we also cleaned all the guttering and drainage where the water is supposed to run away. Most people don't realize that convertible cars come with a whole load of extra bits to make it all work and make sure the car doesn't fill with water. It all needs to be kept clean in order to avoid problems.  

New Again are Cabriolet Roof Cleaning Specialists, so if your convertible is looking a little tired, give us a call today and ask what we can do for you.

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