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Old Jan 2nd, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Convertible roof maintenance

I just own a Mini Cooper Convertible 2004. It was shipped to me from USA to sunny Aruba. When it arrived i noticed that the convertible roof has mildew dots on it. Original black roof has thousands of white stips on it. How can i take these off?
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Just another pic to show how bad it is. Pleade any advice what to do? Regular washing or brushing will not take it off.
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It looks like it has been closed when it was wet or damp and left closed for a long period of time.

I use Autoglym cleaner and proofed on mine, not sure if it will deal with mould though. Google convertible roof cleaner/restorer and see what you can find. Don't use any household cleaners on it though as that may damage it permanently. You could also perhaps contact a local valet company and see if they have any suggestions.

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Just found these on the Autoglym site.

"Fabric Hood Cleaner is suitable for use on canvas. The product has a biological element that will continue to work for up to 24 hours. If mould or algae are particularly bad, apply the product then cover to keep it damp for an extended period to allow the product to penetrate the growth."

"A. The Fabric Hood Cleaner in the kit will get in at the mould and break it down. For stubborn mould, apply the product to a damp roof and then cover over with cling film and leave it over night to continue working. The bio active element of the product will continue working over night seeking out the mould. If the hood has been allowed to get quite bad then repeat applications may be needed"
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Thank you. Will try this product!
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