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My blue soft top is starting to fade a bit and I'd heard good things about Renovo, anyone else used it and are there any alternatives that are better?
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I used some hood treatment from Sonax. Came with some brushes and sponges etc. After 2 years the water is still beading off
 

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Saw a bloke applying it at a show, to be honest it did not look too good but it might have improved once dry. Might be worth checking if it will bring the colour back or just add a waterproofing coating. Might be worth checking what the pros use on high end stuff.
 

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I used Renovo colour restorer (black) and it gave good results on two old tops. I eventually got new tops but the Renovo gave the old ones a new lease of life for a while.
The Renovo polish for the plastic rear screen is excellent, it really does work well.
 

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I used Renovo colour restorer (black) and it gave good results on two old tops. I eventually got new tops but the Renovo gave the old ones a new lease of life for a while.
The Renovo polish for the plastic rear screen is excellent, it really does work well.
+1 on this ,have used the renovo on a late 90's boxster and a BMW Z3 my wife had for a spell and it really does take years off the top, they also do a fabric hood protector, so it's worth buying the kit with the shampoo,restorer,and hood protector and doing the lot, the rear window cream takes a lot of time and patience as its only very mildly abrasive but if you are prepared to invest a good few hours then you should get a fantastic result.:thumbup:


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I have been using Renovo for 10 years, on wifes Saab, then her 939 Spider, I've used it on the S2 and we used it on the boat spray hood. No complaints. Is there something better? I'd be interested to hear.
 

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Ive not used this product before but have heard good reviews.. What I used is the autoglym hood cleaner which is excellent. It removes so much dirt and leaves the hood looking much nicer (brings the colour back out) then you use the conditioner which water proofs the hood. works really well.

I thought Renovo was more like a re dye for badly faded hoods?
 

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Ive not used this product before but have heard good reviews.. What I used is the autoglym hood cleaner which is excellent. It removes so much dirt and leaves the hood looking much nicer (brings the colour back out) then you use the conditioner which water proofs the hood. works really well.

I thought Renovo was more like a re dye for badly faded hoods?
It is fading but from what your saying it might be enough just to clean it?
 

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Ive not used this product before but have heard good reviews.. What I used is the autoglym hood cleaner which is excellent. It removes so much dirt and leaves the hood looking much nicer (brings the colour back out) then you use the conditioner which water proofs the hood. works really well.

I thought Renovo was more like a re dye for badly faded hoods?
Renovo has three restoration products. A cleaner, a coloured dye (black or blue) and a sealer/UV protector/waterproofer. Check Amazon for the best prices.
 

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I've used it many times Martin on both spiders and is great as a colour restorer. The hood on the S4 was grey and is now jet black and looks new. The waterproofer is very good too! :thumbup:

By the way, if your rear window is badly clouded then try metal polish such as autosol, it works a treat!
 

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Yep my hood was fading slightly, but I decided to clean it first and I was surprised how it turned out... It looked good so I did not go down the renovo route..

I would say clean it first with either auto gym or renovo cleaner and then decide from there.? post some before and after pics...


It is fading but from what your saying it might be enough just to clean it?
 

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OK thanks y'all - think I'll go down the Renovo cleaner route to start with and see what it looks like then try the colour reviver if it needs it
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