My hood of the Techno XT is faded a lot. New baby on the way. How can I renovate the hood back to full colour? I live in Pretoria, South Africa. I can not afford a new hood.
Hello, there, Liz!
I must say there's no easy & ideally free solution to this.
One thing could be just live with it and own that you have a pushchair that survived one child, a lot of sun, and still works fine even if faded.
Another could be to embellish your hood with a decorative element(s) - like a bow.
Some mums, skilled in tailoring, put the original hood down and we a new one from a different fabric, replicating the original one. Or they ask a tailor to make that for them, but that costs money. Try and ask around to see how much.
Lastly, you can try and get a car upholstery spray and spray the faded textiles (after covering everything that shouldn't be sprayed on, like the peek-a-boo window. Google 'upholstery spray paint' or 'fabric spray paint' to see what's available in your country.
Try and read our stroller cleaning and maintenance guide here, I talk a bit about fabric cleaning and fading (and what to do and not).