Cleaning a Swansea mohair hood

Started by Craigjm, November 14, 2022, 16:48

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Craigjm

My car has a recent Swansea mohair hood on it. When washing the car is there any special product you are supposed to use or just wash it like a metal roof car? Never had a convertible before so im clueless.

Topdownman

I wash mine with a baby shampoo (no additives) and then treat it with fabsil waterproofer applied with a paint brush every so often. This is not for waterproofing but to stop dirt being absorbed into the fabric and it does make water bead and looks slightly darker on the red roof.

I then use normal car shampoo when washing it. Lots of specialist systems available at great cost but I am too tight to try them! I imagine some do work well but there are lots out there and someone will always be singing their praises on the internet so costly to see if they are worth it and which one you like!

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Gaz mr-s

If it's Mohair, it's mohair, but Raymond is known for a fabric that is in-between vinyl & mohair.  xxxx-fast I think it's called.

paulj

My Raymond roof gets normal car shampoo with every wash.  Once a year it gets an auto glym treat with a full clean.  Of interest the first step of the annual clean is to vacuum the debris and dust out of the material
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Topdownman

Quote from: Gaz mr-s on November 14, 2022, 19:21If it's Mohair, it's mohair, but Raymond is known for a fabric that is in-between vinyl & mohair.  xxxx-fast I think it's called.

I think you are thinking of twilfast but I believe that that is better than the fabric ones from Swansea?
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Gaz mr-s

Quote from: Topdownman on November 14, 2022, 20:51I think you are thinking of twilfast but I believe that that is better than the fabric ones from Swansea?

I may be wrong then, but he does more than one material.

Craigjm

I dont know what it is then I just assumed it was mohair after reading on here  ;D

tricky1138

Its a product call Stayfast for most people, unless you specify the more expensive Twillfast, but for the purpose of cleaning then anything designed for fabric/Mohair hoods will be good enough.

Think I've got some Autogym stuff sitting in the garage for when I need to clean mine next year.
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