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Most Frequently Asked Questions

My hood is about 6 years old and it has a couple of rips on the side can it be repaired. From our experience the useful life of most soft tops is about 6 to 10 years it is not usually cost effective to carry out repairs.
I have a Ford Escort convertible how can I tell if it's a Mark 3, 4 or 5. That's easy just look inside the vehicle if the interior light is between the sun visors at the front of the car it's a Mark 3 or 4 but if the interior light is set into the roll bar above the drivers head then it's a Mark 5.
Can I re use the glass, heated rear window. Yes most solid glass rear windows are just re installed into the existing frame after the new soft top has been fitted however it may be worth fitting a new rubber seal at the same time.
Are your hoods guaranteed. Yes all of our products are guaranteed for a full 12 Months against faulty workmanship and materials with the exception on Flexible PVC windows and zips.
Will a mohair or cloth hood last longer than a PVC hood. Generally a mohair or cloth hood will last slightly longer than a PVC hood as it is a woven three layer material that remains flexible for most of it's useful life however most people will chose a cloth hood for it's stunning appearance rather than it's durability
What if the hood leaks. It is unusual for water to pass through most modern top quality hooding materials unless the hood is actually damaged or worn out it is generally recognised that most water leaks are caused through faulty hood frames, seals, windows and doors.
What can I use to clean my flexible PVC rear window. Soften the dirt with cold or luke warm water before removing with a soft cloth. When the PVC is dry it can be cleaned and polished with a specific PVC window cleaner. A specific product is available from us -
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How can I clean and look after my PVC hood. Clean on a regular basis avoiding mechanical car washes and strong cleaning agents. PVC hoods can be cleaned with a mild solution of top quality car shampoo flushed off with cold water afterwards. A specific PVC cleaning and dressing product is available from us -
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How can I clean and look after my Mohair Cloth hood. Clean on a regular basis avoiding mechanical car washes and strong cleaning agents. Use a fine cold water spray over the cloth then brush off with a good quality cloths or shoe brush. If a mild solution of car shampoo is used do not spot clean but clean the whole soft top making sure the shampoo is flushed off with cold water afterwards.
Will a new soft top add to the value of my convertible Most certainly yes. Try to sell your convertible with an old worn out hood and see how much people will try to knock down your asking price. With a new soft-top your convertible will look well cared for to any prospective buyer.

 

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