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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 3:53 pm 
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I thought i might need more than 1 litre but the Fabsil Gold is only available to trade or direct from Graingers in 5 litre containers.

Anyway i'll have it by the weekend and will post the results.


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 3:58 pm 
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Car Model: MY 07 9-3 SC Vector
Here's one I prepared yesterday :)

Used AG shampoo as I've loads left before being converted to Fabsil
Used Miltons to get rid of some minor green patches
One coat of Fabsil


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These seem a bit big... sorry

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 4:23 pm 
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Location: Hipperholme...it's in the Doomsday Book, but more importantly its in YORKSHIRE!!!
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Pictures are just fine Al...never complain about size ;)
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 4:43 pm 
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Cheers Kent :)

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 10:16 pm 
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I collected all the kit required
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Is this block of foam packing really the famed AG applicator?
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The car is parked near Silver Birch trees most of the year and this is the result.
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First a wash with Baby Shampoo
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Next some Milton Sterilising fluid

The roof is much more blue than green but i still cannot get rid of the green mould spots on top.

If i run my thumbnail across the wet roof i can see the green algae coming up.

How do i properly remove it all, just more diluted Milton washes or apply neat the whole roof ?


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 6:31 am 
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Your 'kit' looks good 8)
You don't need the AutoGlym bit of it though as you already have its function covered by the Johnsons Baby Bath ( Blue ) and the Fabsil.
With reference to the algae...you are going to have to hit the roof again with Johnsons but, use a bristle brush to scrub the hood. I've used nail brushes in the past but found if I stole one of Debi's body scrubbing brushes they work brilliantly...they're a little stiffer than a nail brush but not as stiff as my blue Vikan one pictured earlier in here (I think). I'll get pictures of one of them as I know The Law and it's easier to look at one than me describing it as a scrubber ladies use in the shower to 'descale' themselves lol.
Picture to follow once the school run is done :)
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 11:48 am 
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OK, here's some pictures of the brush I promised...
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Another angle showing the length of bristle...
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And yet another showing the back of the brush...
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And 'in hand' to give an idea of size...
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From the underside...
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This one is in a bit of a state as its been used to clean my golf clubs grips ;)
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 12:32 pm 
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Thanks Kent, Can you ask Debi where she got those ?

I did consider a bath brush i don't think it will be stiff enough, handy for gettting to the centre of the roof.


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 12:35 pm 
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Sure, I'll ask her when I get home tonight :)
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 10:15 pm 
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OK! Debi seems to think it was either Wilkos or Asda...
However, I don't appear to be able to find any on either of their websites. It came as part of a three brush deal. This particular set was...the brush pictured, a round one and a long handled back brush :)
Im sure you'll find some other ones from Tesco, Sainsbury or Morrisons that will work easily enough.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:38 pm 
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Did the hood at the weekend, photos as required by "the rules" :-)

1. Shampooed with Johnsons (Blue) Baby Bath

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2. Rinsed off

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3. 1 coat of Fabsil

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4. Proof of the pudding!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:07 pm 
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Top man, looks great...now buy some #425 so you can wipe the 'run off' away and keep the rest of the car looking as good as the hood :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:36 pm 
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Kent61 wrote:
Top man, looks great...now buy some #425 so you can wipe the 'run off' away and keep the rest of the car looking as good as the hood :)
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Already done!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:20 pm 
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Hi All

I just got my first Saab home today (2006 tid 9-3 convertible)
It's also my first convertible!
I've taken on board all the advice about cleaning and protecting my roof.
My dilemma is I live in the highlands and don't have a garage I can park the car in .
Should I wait til spring to start the cleaning and protecting process to allow the roof to be able to get bone dry or is it not that important being 100 % dry before protecting ?

All the advice here is brilliant and the posts are great and very helpful

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:47 pm 
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Wait til the fine weather Vin.
It really needs to be dry before you apply the Fabsil
Good luck with it and remember, pictures are required...It's The Law :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:20 am 
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Kent61 wrote:
Wait til the fine weather Vin.
It really needs to be dry before you apply the Fabsil
Good luck with it and remember, pictures are required...It's The Law :)
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Cheers Kent

Will do. Need to look into how to post up pics :geek:

Vin

Forgot to ask , is there any harm in giving it a good clean even if I can't get the fabsil on just now or should I leave it all til spring :?:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:02 am 
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Location: Hipperholme...it's in the Doomsday Book, but more importantly its in YORKSHIRE!!!
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For posting pics check out THIS THREAD, there's loads of info in there :)
I use and find PhotoBucket the easiest image host to navigate. I'm rubbish with technology so if I can do it everyone has a chance :)
Cleaning for now? Yes, there's processes you can do without having to get it wet.
A brush, small Vikan or the like, then just give the hood a brush over will remove most loose bits.
Vacuum with one of the attachments not the upright ;)
Lint free roller, the type for getting bits off clothes... roller your hood to pick small bits off as like a daily freshen up :)
Hoods aren't as difficult to maintain as it at first appears. You'll do just fine :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:05 pm 
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This is the state of my hood just now

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:04 pm 
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OK that's pictures sorted, now have at it Vince... ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:24 pm 
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Kent61 wrote:
OK that's pictures sorted, now have at it Vince... ;)
Kent


How does it look Kent ? What about the hairy stuff on the back part?

Do you think it will come up ok from the pics ?

I need this snow to go and a few warmer days so I can set about it :D

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