Mini Cabriolet | Hood Clean + Reproof

Mini Cabriolet | Hood Clean + Reproof
Nov
17
2021

We did a repair on this convertible roof a couple of weeks ago. We managed to patch a hole on one side, and you may have seen us do similar patches on other minis in previous videos.

It's not an invisible repair by any means, it is what it is. How good it looks, depends on the lighting and the angle you see it from. We patch it from behind, and then fill in the front with colour-matched fibres. We can't match the  texture of fabric, but these holes tend to appear in areas of wear where abrasion has roughed up the surface making it fluffy. 

This is another thing we can't really do anything about, unfortunately. These worn, fluffy areas absorb more light and appear darker. They often appear very dark on camera. The waterproof coating will darken up the whole hood, especially the 2-year coating.

It is very important to keep a protective coating on your hood and have it properly and thoroughly cleaned at least once a year to get out all the grit which will cause these wear marks.  It also helps to keep your cabriolet garaged, or at least avoid parking under trees.

No matter how dirty your roof gets, we can clean it, but wear is best avoided because it causes permanent marks.

We detailed the outside of this car, putting a nice coat of wax on the paintwork.  We also cleaned out and flushed through all the drainage for the hood and treated the rubbers so that they all form a good seal so that there's less chance of leaks. 

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