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Patching a vinyl convertible top.

Food?Food? Registered User regular
edited October 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
So I just got a '98 Volkswagen Cabrio, and it's wonderful - the only flaw being that the vinyl soft top is 10 years old and deteriorating. It already has a big rip in it that the previous owner patched (it looks like he coated some sort of plastic glue over the whole thing), and I apparently just made another rip tonight (maybe folding the top up and down in 45 degree weather did it, hell if I know). The patch job the other guy did is watertight, and I'm looking to do the same thing. It'll be a fix that needs to last until spring, when I'm getting a new top. What's an easy way to patch the rip?

It's only in the top vinyl layer, not the entire top.

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    wmelonwmelon Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Food? wrote: »
    So I just got a '98 Volkswagen Cabrio, and it's wonderful - the only flaw being that the vinyl soft top is 10 years old and deteriorating. It already has a big rip in it that the previous owner patched (it looks like he coated some sort of plastic glue over the whole thing), and I apparently just made another rip tonight (maybe folding the top up and down in 45 degree weather did it, hell if I know). The patch job the other guy did is watertight, and I'm looking to do the same thing. It'll be a fix that needs to last until spring, when I'm getting a new top. What's an easy way to patch the rip?

    It's only in the top vinyl layer, not the entire top.

    You should be able to find a vinyl top patch kit at any auto parts store. Just ask someone when you goto one and they can probably lead you right to them.

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