Cloth hoods.

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Cloth hoods.

Postby grouse » Sat Jul 31, 2004 12:31 pm

Anyone have any experience of cleaning cloth hoods?

Or any recommendations for cleaning/maintenance products?

Thanks
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Postby JoJo » Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:24 pm

I use Autoglym Bumper Care on my hood - it's a bit like frog spawn :shock: when it comes out of the bottle but seems to do the job fine. It needs done about once a month to keep the "black" look. I think it's designed for car parts which are made of black plastic or rubber and go grey with time.

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Postby Richardn » Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:41 am

Not on a cloth hood :shock:

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Available even at Halfrauds about ?18 from SFT.

Also, Try running over it with the brush attatchment on the Vac
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Postby Gavin » Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:23 pm

I've just done mine yesterday using the same stuff that Richard is recommending. The last time I used it was 2 years ago. It's good stuff.

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Postby grouse » Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:09 pm

Thanks Richard, Gavin,

That's the only only product I saw, trawling round the "boys' toy shops".

I just wondered if you had some "secret tips"...?
I'll just keep the hood down and out of sight....!! :)

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Postby DouglasH » Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:29 pm

Gordon..lots of confusion here, :!: :!: is your hood cloth as in mohair or vinyl like Gavin's :?: looks vinyl in the pictures I have taken at Kyle of Localsh.
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Postby grouse » Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:54 am

Hi Doug!

Well spotted! :lol: :lol:
Yes, my Phoenix has a vinyl roof, and it's maintained with Armourall!
Pauline's car has a cloth hood, but it's not an MX5.... couldn't stand the competition! :)
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Postby BillB » Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:56 pm

Gordon, watch the bit at the bottom rear of the centre panel in any cloth hood, the driver's side of it seems to get discoloured. I have noticed it on SAABs, Audis and BM's, our grey cloth roof is the same. I used the stuff Richard recommends and it is very good
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