I’ve waited patiently all week long for this weekend to come; for a free moment to put the last coat of Renovo Ultra Proofer on the 900’s Mohair hood, and when Saturday arrived, it rains, for the first time this week, typical.
I’d already managed to reseal the rear window, and as far as I can tell, almost eliminate the main source of the recent leaks, I’d also given it a thorough clean, and recolour, but had to wait until today to finally put on the finishing coat, but I’ve done it.
I stood back and watched, amazed as the water I tentatively poured on the hood, formed into small beads and sat on the newly waterproofed surface like it would on a brand new hood, happiness.
Whilst the leather interior has been removed, I’ve begun to give it some tlc, it’s getting the full Gliptone Leather Treatment; clean, condition and light recolour where needed. I started on the rear seat on Saturday, and it’s looking good, the shine has lessened, and the hard surface has now become more supple again, I’m truly looking forward to tackling the front seats next.
All of this time spent closely working on the various Saab surfaces made me realise just how exceptional the quality of original materials must have been. The leather interior for instance, 20 years old, and with a bit of tlc, has begun to look like new again, that really impressed me, It made me proud to own a Saab.