Working Great on Convertible Roof
March 1, 2016
2012 Audi A5 convertible (black fabric roof in good shape), 20K miles.
Vacuumed and cleaned top. Dried overnight.
Before beginning application, I used a natural bristle brush ro remove any lint or small debris. This also fluffed up and separated the fibers preparing it to receive the protection.
I applied the fabric protector in 2 thin coats, overlapping at the seams and edges.
Made sure I applied cquartz when the weather was above 60 degees and low humidity for a few days. I used a powerful hair dryer in between coats and at the end. I also started the car and blasted the heat with the A/C on for about 15 minutes. This helps remove moisture from the inside.
I let it sit in the garage overnight. The next day I put car in the sun and took it for a few short rides in the sunshine with the top up. I did this for 2 days. Each day it got less and less tacky. The weather was stable. After a few days the top was fine, looks great with slightly darkened, even color, protected roof. When I wash the car the roof beads up like crazy. To clean the roof I use water pressure and a mild soap if needed.
I think the weather and thin applications are critical issues to be considered for a successful application. I will purchase this product again and recommend it.
Pros:Very effective so far, its been a few months. Easy to apply.
Cons:A little bit fussy about how it dries. Can be tacky for a few days. Must be applied in warmer, dry weather. Usually easy to plan.