Seeds in Roof

  1. My model of MX-5 is: ND
  2. I’m based near: Midlands
  3. I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: Cleaning

I seem to have a load of ingrained dandelion seeds in my roof and wondered the best method of getting them out. Stiff brush?

If you have a vacuum cleaner with soft-brush attachment I’d use that…


A microfibre cloth wiped over it after washing the car and wetting the hood brings off most muck and bits I’ve found.

Vacuum cleaner can be very effective.

Just go with the pattern of the fabric and don’t rub too hard.

No pressure washers on the roof either, marks the fabric and degrades it.

A lint roller or lint brush might get them out, failing then brush and lint roller again?

Sounds like I shall be getting the Dyson on it at the weekend.

You could always let them sprout and then let the rabbits loose! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Dandelion flowers are very important for bees :honeybee:

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That’s very true! I carefully avoid cutting them down when mowing the grass! :face_with_monocle: :+1:

True, but as the hood should always be down (unless you are watering the seeds in the rain) and also the bees should not be able to fly that fast, they will not be able to really get near the dandelions, so may as well remove them.

Start off with as gentle a solution as possible (ie a soft wet cloth) and if that does not work, you will need to gradually work up to something more persuasive…

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