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    Posted: 17 Feb 2021 at 3:56pm
Hi all. I'm thinking of buying a 2018 218 convertible. I was just wondering how reliable the roof mechanism is and what I need to do to keep it in top shape. Any advice would be really appreciated! Are there any known issues with the roof or rest of the car?

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Any thoughts from anyone who has a convertible? 
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I have a 2016 Z4 with the metal folding roof and have had no issues. The 2 series has the 'material' roof which has a much simpler folding mechanism and should therefore be at least as reliable or even more so.
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Thanks Paul. Appreciated! 👍
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Hi Dave
With regards to caring for the roof. If you garage the car,don’t leave the roof down if it is wet as this will cause it to go green & mouldy & also if you get a cleaner & waterproofer,this will help to care for the roof to keep it in good condition.

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Hi Rich. All noted. Thanks very much. Getting excited now... collecting a week tomorrow!
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With regards to looking after your roof, I avoid parking under trees. Tree sap is a nightmare. Renovo produce good cleaning and protection products. If your roof looks good now, look after it. To do a proper strip, clean and protect is hard work. FYI, be careful using the waterproofing sprays, where a mask as it pretty nasty stuff. 
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