Materials

 

Overview

We manufacture all of our hoods, tonneaus and envelopes in high specification automotive grade materials which are used as standard throughout the industry.

There is a wide choice of five different grades of hood fabric. At least one of these will have been the original equipment for your car or an equivalent to it. Three of these grades are of vinyl origin (also known as PVC) and the other two are of canvas origin. Each material is different. Each has its own characteristics and behaviour. Please find an explanation of each opposite:

Heavy Duty Vinyl (HD)

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A hard wearing automotive grade hooding. A very popular choice for both trade and retail customers providing superb value for money. Available in black only with a grained exterior finish and a black canvas backing.

Superior Quality Vinyl (SQ)

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A superior quality hooding with an ICI factory grained exterior finish used as original equipment by British car manufacturers on many post 1960 models. This material replicates the original factory look and is extremely hard wearing. This is our most popular cloth and will last longer than the heavy duty material. Available in black only with a black canvas backing.

Premium Quality Vinyl (PQ)

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A premium quality hooding with an everflex factory grained exterior finish used as original equipment on many British sports cars circa 1950 onwards, in particular Rolls Royce and Austin Healey. A long lasting, hard wearing material available in a choice of colours; Black, Blue, White, Cream, Red, Maroon, Beige, Sand, Grey, Green and Brown.

Stayfast Mohair Canvas (SMC)

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It is lighter weight than deluxe mohair. It contains colour fasting agents which slows, if not stops facing. It is available in Black with a plain drill backing.

Deluxe Mohair Canvas (DMC)

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Original equipment hooding on the majority of post 1980 convertibles and cabriolets such as Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi etc. Simply the finest quality canvas hooding on the market which maintains its quality appearance for years. Available as standard in Black. Colours such as Blue, Brown, Beige, Burgundy and Racing Green are available at a 10% surcharge. All colours have an exclusive herringbone effect on the inside of the fabric. Superb long term reliability for keeping colour and looks.

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