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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Softop Repair

OK I did the search thing and cannot find the thread that was post sometime back on softop repairs. My dumb dog got up along side the NEW sami top and decided to take a taste [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Left a hole in the RR corner about 6x6"... Really ticks me off!!! But from looking at it I'm confident that I can remove it and sew up a patch to repair it. What I need from you all is Ideas that have proven successful from your past experiences.... OR should I just have a top shop do the fix??

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Re: Softop Repair

I had my Kayline top rip just above stretch bar in the rear. I was pissed and it was raining. I used ordinary thread, and a nylon glue that was for repairing tents.
I stitched the rip which was abou 6" long( making sure to keep tension on the thread constant) and then used a tent repair glue to fix it. It has also worked for one of my snaps on my cheap top.
Let me know if you have any questions.

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Re: Softop Repair

You can stitch it if you want, but I would also patch it inside with a scrap of naugahyde from most any
fabric store, using an apropriately sized patch, and contact cement.

Cut the patch with rounded corners, to relive stess, and coat the "plastic" side and the area to be
patched with cement. let it dry for I belive 20 min. and place the patch. If you can grt everthin
positioned flat and align the edges well, it should be as good as new as far as srength.

I have 2 patched corners where the strecher puts all the pressure, and there holding fine.
They dont even leak.
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