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PKing1977
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:47 am    Post subject: soft top repair. Reply with quote

I have a couple of really small holes in my soft top. Does anyone know of any good patch kit products that work well with soft tops?

Thanks
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YellowX
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Location: Weare, NH

PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stopped by Autozone and picked up some black silicone. Swirled it around on/in the hole. Barely notice it, unless you're looking for it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there is a major fabric store in town, check with them about fixing heavy duty material. A lot of those patch kits out there are for things like jeans or some type of clothing. I have seen everything from iron on patches to fix leaky soft tops that weren't worth fixing.....to nice sewing that looked like stiches like that cross stich look XXXXXXXX then the back was covered in one of those iron on patches.
Here in Louisville we have a fabric store called Baer that I have been getting things from for years and years. If you can't find anything let me know and I will check with them.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran around two walmarts (because they have everything) looking for a patch kit. I assumed they would have something that would work. I did not find any kit, but I found superglue for fabrics (something called new glue). I got that and a tire patch kit. The rubber is durable and elastic so it works out well. The black blends in nicely to the color of my top on the outside, but it is really noticable inside (it does not look bad though). The holes were really small to start with, but that is a nice way to patch up a soft top.
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nikon
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YellowX wrote:
I stopped by Autozone and picked up some black silicone. Swirled it around on/in the hole. Barely notice it, unless you're looking for it.


i like this idea better than a patch....
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