R129 roft top reproofing

tim1961

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After 19 years the old sl soft top is starting to let in a little water, especially around the back window. I know a good clean of the fabric and windows will be required beforehand . Has anyone done this before and knows the best products to use. As I have found in the past you can not cut corners with these cars as you just have to go back and do it properly the next time.
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Autoglym do a 2 bottle cleaning and reproofing kit for soft tops. I have used this and can recommend.

Phil
 

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I agree with Phil. Try the Autoglym products I think you will be well satisfied click HERE

Sorry Tim the Hyperlink has decided not to work, so you will have to Google Autoglym
 
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I have used the MB version with cleaner an re proofing,, enough for two goes at £25
 

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I've just done mine with Renovo, cleaner, colour restorer then the re proffer. Simple enough to use, just follow the instructions really.

I've used Renovo for some years on MX5's vinyl roofs so hope all will be ok with the canvas of the SL.

www.renovointernational.com/shop/index.php
 

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I've just done mine with Renovo, cleaner, colour restorer then the re proffer. Simple enough to use, just follow the instructions really.

I've used Renovo for some years on MX5's vinyl roofs so hope all will be ok with the canvas of the SL.

www.renovointernational.com/shop/index.php

I used the Renovo cleaner and colour restorer too and can't recommend it too highly.
 

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Does anyone breed Mohair's over here :confused:

You've lost me there Malcolm, are you referring to goats? My ref was to the hood, I seem to recall reading somewhere that the SL hoods are made with mohair. Could well be wrong, but it sure isn't canvas.
 

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You've lost me there Malcolm, are you referring to goats? My ref was to the hood, I seem to recall reading somewhere that the SL hoods are made with mohair. Could well be wrong, but it sure isn't canvas.

No,, you are correct and they are Mohair,,I just wondered where the mohair came from.

Yes just looked it up and you are right again, an Angora goat

I have learnt something new than you ;):D
 
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thanks for the reponses. I will check out what you've recomended.
 


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