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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2000, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Soft top repair

I bought a used black Bestop supertop and it has a couple of small holes that need to be repaired. Bestop's site talks about a product called "Bondex". Anyone know where I can get this or know of something better? Thanks.



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I always used a product called "Shoegoo" on my boots in the military. It kept my soles intact in some of the worst cesspools of the world and in combat. I loved the stuff!!! Well, I had a couple of tears in my soft top so I ran down to the local Lowes to pick some up. Low and behold there is something better for this purpose. Its called "MarineGoo". Its made by the same company and is a waterproof adhesive/sealent. Works great on softtops. Chad

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Good old UPS delieved my new soft top with a hole in the top. I used iron on patches from a cloth store. The ones that good old mom put on the knees of you jeans. They come in black and worked VERY well. Iron them on the inside of the top. Don't get the iron too hot. Just make sure your wife or girl friend goes with you, just not the manliest store to shop at.

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I ALSO USE SHOEGOO[MARINE GOO]FOR EVERTHING. I DID A 3"BODY LIFT,WHICH DID NOT SUPPORT ALL THE AREAS IT SHOULD HAVE. I HAD AN OLD 3" KIT,SO I MARINE GOO 6 SPACERS IN PLACE AND THEY ARE ARE STILL THERE.WHEN I BUILT MY FRONT BUMPER I MARINE GOO THE LIGHTS IN PLACE.GOOD STUFF.RANGER RICK

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SSSHHHHH, dont tell everyone. I try and keep it a secret.All kidding aside, it has to be one of the greatest and underated inventions on the market. I happen to know it will keep an M-4 forestock together in rough conditions. Your use sounds even tougher. I believe its the super glue for men! Chad

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Re: Soft top repair

I'll second the vote for the iron on patches. They are available at any sewing supply store in a variety of sizes and colors. The most common brand is 'bondex.' Mine have held up well. You apply the patch to the inside of the top. I used the patch to hold the torn pieces back into approximate position, and hit with an iron.

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I use Dental floss to stitch the area before the patch. it will reduce the stress on the area.

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Re: Soft top repair

The stitching is a good idea if the holes are in stress points. I kept a slashed up factory top together for years in college with polypropylene thread, shoegoo, and bondex iron on pathces. I went to college in Atlanta and everyday something new was cut on my top. The real pisser was when the little tabs that hold the inner door skins were cut and they almost fell off when I opened the door. Talk about being mad....



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