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Hood Machine Clean & Reproofing

Bringing a very dirty fabric hood back to life on a BMW 6 series.

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KieranKieran Bass ~ 22/05/10

Machine Cleaning

A hood that has not been reproofed for a while can soak up a lot of dirt, it can also begin to become a garden for moss and lichen -- it can be quite hard work to remove this and get the car completely clean ready for reproofing. As you can see from this video, Kieran cleans the hood with a rotary brush then flushes out the soap and dirt until the suds are bright white.

Making waterproof with a reproofer

Although it's not show in this video, once the hood is dried under our ceiling fans, the fabric is treated with reproofer, a hydrophobic coating which repels water and also inhibits mould, mildew, moss and lichen. This will often darken a hood sufficiently so that even quite old hoods are restored to their original colour and so don't require recolouring.

If you have any questions not answered by our website, it's always worth uploading a photo of your hood and asking us what our options are through Ask the Experts.
Send us a photo and we will tell you the best way to fix it.

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