MAINTENANCE

Recommendations on how to maintain Lupo’s product. 
     Keeping your canopy in good condition will increase your enjoyment and helps to maintain the product’s value. The easiest way to achieve this is to clean at regular intervals. Unsightly marks caused by the buildup of traffic and general grime. Wash the surface first with a recognized detergent for use on fiberglass gelcoats. In case marks remain, use a leaner with chemical and abrasive formulated for usage on gelcoat.

DISCOLORATION
     Fading or discoloration of the gelcoat is a natural ageing process caused by ultraviolet light. To overcome this, use a mind abrasive, which removes a thin layer of the discolored surface. This will restore the canopy to its original color and surface luster. Since discoloration develops gradually it should not be necessary to carry out this procedure more than once every three years. Frequent use of abrasive material can reduce the thickness of the gelcoat to a potentially harmful extent, depending on the severity of the discoloration.

REMOVING SCRATCHES FROM GELCOAT AND PAINTED SURFACE
     Scratches can be removed from both gelcoat and painted areas. The method of removing scratches depends on the depth of the scratch, as care needs to be taken to avoid penetrating the paint or the gelcoat. Very fine hairline scratches can be removed by rubbing across the line of the scratch with rubbing compound. Slightly deeper scratches should be lightly wet sanded using very fine abrasive paper. Rubbing compound will then remove the flitting marks created by the abrasive paper. We recommend consulting a local body shop for deep gouge-type scratches where there is any kind of danger of paint or gelcoat having been penetrated.

PROTECTING THE CANOPY PRODUCT
Protecting gelcoat and painted surfaces against dirt, oil and extreme climatic conditions not only enhances the appearance of your canopy but also prolongs its life, as well as helping maintain its original condition. A non-polymer, non-silicone wax polish is suitable for gelcoat surfaces, whereas a silicone based polish is more suitable for painted surfaces. Both are easy to apply and causes no problem should any repairs be required.

LUBRICATE THE MOVING PARTS
All moving parts (excluding gas struts) should be lubricated with a multi-purpose oil every month. This will ensure the longevity of these parts and the continued enjoyment of your canopy. The following should be lubricated:Hinges–Use a penetrating oil on the pin such as 3-in-1.
Handle – Lubricate the lock and the mechanism. Rod Locks – Lubricate the center mechanism and apply grease on the ends.

CAUTIONS
DO NOT LUBRICATE THE GAS STRUTS. THEY ARE SELF LUBRICATING. SIMPLY REMOVE DIRT FROM THE SHAFT WITH SOFT CLOTH. THIS WILL PROTECT THE PISTON SEALS.

STORAGE OF YOUR LUPO CANOPY
When not in use, store your LUPO CANOPY on a flat, level surface. Do not store on its side, roof or end. This may cause warping and cracking of the GRP. Avoid storing items on the roof.

Warranty does not apply to the following categories
● Extreme or abnormal off-road usage.
● Abuse, misuse, negligence, accidental damage.
● Modification to the product or its components.
● Gelcoat cracking is a characteristic of fiberglass and does not constitute a structural defect.
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