Quick fix for one of Spider roof's many vices
Having read about the Spider's roof tendency to tear the silver backing off the roll hoops I was getting a bit worried each time I heard the snagging sound when the roof was operated. I had a good look at the roof and realised that the problem occurred when a bracing strut or wire in the roof caught in the deep groove between the black front and the silver back of the hoop. This gives the roof plenty of purchase to rip the silver bit off.
Rather than having an otherwise healthy roof interfered with I tackled the problem differently by eliminating the groove. This was easily done by glueing a piece of black electrical wire (I used an old phone charger cable) carefully into the groove. There is even a hole at the inner end of the groove to secure the end in. The cosmetic result is better than the original and the deep groove is converted into a subtle bump over which the hood slides smoothly.