Trouble removing moss from cabriolet

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Kems
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Trouble removing moss from cabriolet

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Hi - newbie here after some advice.

My wife's A4 Cabriolet has got a few area of a green moss on the roof. I use Autoglym cabriolet roof cleaner but it doesn't shift the moss. I've tried leaving it to soak rub edit endlessly with the sponge and I can't shift it.

Any ideas or advice/products to try?

Thanks

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Re: Trouble removing moss from cabriolet

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i'd suggest giving 303aerospaces convertable cleaner as i've read alot of good reveiws on it.

also dont be afraid to use a soft bristle brush to scrub it out and then use a wet vac to extract as much as possible before cleaning the rest of the roof.
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Re: Trouble removing moss from cabriolet

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yup that some good stuff luke, also iv found that the megs stuff is pretty good stuff, the AG roof stuff is mince, i took it back it was that bad just never touched my S2000, defo use brushes on the roof you will harm it actually good for it gets right into the fibers
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Re: Trouble removing moss from cabriolet

Post by willington »

Hi and welcome along to the Forum.

Having a cabriolet myself, and have cleaned and reproofed a few of them...there are a few ways in which to kill off the Moss permanently.

A Cheap method is to shampoo it, rinse, then apply a solution of Milton sterilizing solution. leave to dwell for 15 minutes and aggitate during this time with a soft nail brush. Rinse off and leave to dry. Inspect the roof for any residiual contamination, repeat if necessary.

The other way is more effective...use Renovo fabric roof cleaner. Vacuum the fabric, shampoo, rinse then leave until almost dry. Apply the cleaner using warm water, aggitate with a soft nail brush and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse off with an open ended hose and leave to dry.

Your roof fabric will be perfectly clean and be ready for re-dying (if necessary) and then re-proof.

As to which Proofer to use...some people advocate using Fabsil, other prefer using Renovo re-proofer....both are long lasting...and you will need to apply 2 coats for a quality finish.
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Re: Trouble removing moss from cabriolet

Post by Kems »

Thanks all for the advice - I'll have a look for the products recommended and go from there. It will good to finally get rid of the moss.
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Re: Trouble removing moss from cabriolet

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I use Dettol and a toothbrush carefully in the very specific areas where moss and green collects.
Follow that with a good convertible roof cleaner.
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Re: Trouble removing moss from cabriolet

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Good call guys - I used to have a soft top and was plagued. Supposed experts would recommend all manner of APCs and they would almost always clear it up, for a while. I then got a biocidal cleaner from one of my friends and it appeared to do the same thing... only it didn't end up green again 2 months later. This was actually what got me into detailing properly and it opened my eyes about advice on detailing forums - you have to remember that they are faceless and I think a lot of people tend to just recommend the 'buzz' products without perhaps having either tested or even thought about it properly. So then I started testing!

Anyway, mould and moss etc. are dead easy to remove and kill with methods like recommended as well as any number or foaming biocidal cleaners - it just happens that detailers in general have never heard of this sort of product.
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Re: Trouble removing moss from cabriolet

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Slightly :offtopic: but what's best to use when a soft top has been bird bombed :?:
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Re: Trouble removing moss from cabriolet

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Your hand ... place it on your forehead and say, "Doh!"

Then, grab a light dilution of a citrus cleaner and microfibre towel. Stow in boot thereafter. Good luck.
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Re: Trouble removing moss from cabriolet

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Fizzy/soda water is great to use on bird-droppings. Leave it to soak in for a few minutes, dab it off, then thoroughly rinse away any residue.
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