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Join Date: Jun 2009
spider hood miracle cure for moss & mildew
Fellow Spider owners, im sure you have all researched how to care for your mohair hoods and like myself bought the Autoglym and Renovo products and fabsil waterproofer.
I have been very slack for the last 12 months with my daily driver and my hood was covered in moss and mildew. Tried the powerhose and the hood did come up a treat but, a few days later the moss and mildew started to reappear. Did some more research and discovered that i needed to kill the moss and there are all kind of magic potion mixes recommended with ammonia, apc & water.
Was in supermarket Saturday past and remembered the ammonia /vinegar and bought a bottle of white wine vinegar, got home and got back on internet and became convinced that i bought wrong vinegar as i paid £1.50and i should have bought the cheap white vinegar!
Thought sod it, and went out with the bottle of white wine vinegar and poured it neat all over moss and mildew and went back into house. Two days later, my car smelt less like a chip shop and all the fungus /moss and mildew was just a dead grey deposit, shampooed hood and sprayed a tin of fabsil and my hood is like brandnew ! 4 days later and no new growth of moss and mildew.
So, moss and mildew ? Kill it with neat white (Wine)vinegar.
Last edited by EauRouge; 24-04-14 at 08:12.