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Reviving a soft top

Katuse-impregneerimineRefreshing and reviving of the convertible top fabric is an ideal solution to enhance the appearance of faded convertible soft tops.

In case the fabric of your convertible top is sun-faded, this aesthetically not nice picture can easily be improved by reviving of the fabric. Water-based black, dark blue and brown paints restore your convertible top’s original appearance.

Before refreshing the top fabric of your cabriolet it has to be thoroughly cleaned from any contamination. Otherwise the result will be spotted. In case the top has been recently treated with an impregnation agent, you should not reviving the top because in this case the painted surface will not be even.

The paint of the convertible top can be refreshed any time but it should be considered that cleaning, washing and painting of the top can take many days and impregnation may be started only after the fabric is completely dry.

Good to know: besides faded top fabrics also fabrics spotted with bird droppings or chemical agents may be re-painted.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What kind of washing agent should I use to wash tarpaulin of the convertible top?
If you wash it regularly, then use ordinary shampoo and a soft brush. But when the top is very contaminated, it is best to use special agents.

How long do water-repellent properties last after treatment?
It depends a lot on the agent used for treating the top, on conditions and also how many times the top has been washed. In case the car is used in normal conditions, the water-repellent properties last for 6-12 months.

When is the best time for treating a convertible soft top?
There is no major difference. It is the best to pay attention to the condition of the top all the time and to start treating it when water-repellent properties start diminishing. Yet it is important that you will not leave the top folded down for a long period. Otherwise mould may start growing.

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