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Old 04-08-2019, 08:46 AM   #1
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Convertible top dye experience? Renovo? Fabricoat?

My top is faded blue and I am looking restoring it and changing it to black. Thee appear to be two options that I have come across but not a lot of reviews or experince with them.

The first is the Renovo product:

It seems they sell a cleaner and water proofer to make a complete top restoration kit. There are a few reviews on this and the consensus is that you might see some brush strokes or have lines with uneven dry times.

The second comes from a place in the UK called the furniture clinic and comes with s youtube video

https://www.furnitureclinic.com/Convertible_Roof_Restoration_Kit?utm_source=youtub e&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Restore%2520convertible%2520roof

There are really no reviews on this at all that I can find. Just wanted to put this out there to see if anyone has any experience with this at all.

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Old 04-08-2019, 09:08 AM   #2
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I don't recall which articles, posts, and threads I read... many, but I do know I decided that I was staying away from any product designed to change the color of my top... or even render it the same color. Maybe taking it to a professional... but certainly not squeezing, painting, brushing, or rolling it on myself. The results I reviewed heavilly favored a run, don't walk scenario.
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:24 AM   #3
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I've used the dyes on a prior car. I would never use it again though in all fairness I tried to darken a light colored top. It was streaky and uneven and would wear off and you could scratch it off. I eventually got over my fear of new fabric and have replaced tops several times since then.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:30 PM   #4
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Do you remember what product you used?
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:41 AM   #5
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I have only used the Renovo product.

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