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    patching holes in cloth top

    is this possible?
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    #2
    Patch it like a canvas tent with some sealant. Keep in mind it's temporary and start saving toward a new top.
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      #3
      Duct tape comes in many colors.


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        #4
        Very temporary thou..
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          #5
          Originally posted by Jordan
          Duct tape comes in many colors.

          my thoughts exactly
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            #6
            Originally posted by bimmerphile
            Originally posted by Jordan
            Duct tape comes in many colors.

            my thoughts exactly
            No joke. I hope your top is black, no one would be able to tell. ;)
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              #7
              the hole is a little smaller than the smiley icons, but the fibers are coming apart. just wondering if they sell cloth patches to help stop this.
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                #8
                The proper patch job is done using a piece of top fabric and just cementing it to the underside of the top. Probably any convertible top shop will throw a patch on for ya for next to nothing......takes 2 min's.

                My old top lasted a couple of years using patches.........but I live in the tropics where we get rain at least once a day. I finally got a new top last Dec.

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                  #9
                  cool, the hole is in the area where you have to fold the small bar to the opposite side when your putting your top down. I noticed both areas are pretty messed up from the inside. anyone else have this problem, or am I just folding it wrong?
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                    #10
                    It's odd I don't remember having to fold the top there when we first got the car, but now I do guess I just don't remember. On the first top the car had there was a cut where a thief knifed the top to break in. We bought industrial thread & used a piece of canvas on the inside & had it sewn in. it held without leaking for 2 years until another thief broke in the rear window & we replaced the top.

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                      #11
                      I think he means one of the latches.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ///M42 sport
                        cool, the hole is in the area where you have to fold the small bar to the opposite side when your putting your top down. I noticed both areas are pretty messed up from the inside. anyone else have this problem, or am I just folding it wrong?
                        I'm confused....when putting the top down there are no bars that fold to the opposite side. The only thing you want to do is make sure the window & fabric folds nicely (or pleated) as you lower the top into the compartment. The window should be folded towards the front to prevent wrinkles in the plastic.....and the fabric near the front of the top, just make sure to press push the straps towards the rear to form a pleat, otherwise the straps will get in the way of your compartment lid when trying to close it.

                        Typically cloth tops form holes along the seams due to the stretching of the fabric over the frame. No matter where the holes are, the patches can be placed under them. In a place like the metroplex, this should last a very long time due to low rainfall.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by parkerbink
                          It's odd I don't remember having to fold the top there when we first got the car, but now I do guess I just don't remember. On the first top the car had there was a cut where a thief knifed the top to break in. We bought industrial thread & used a piece of canvas on the inside & had it sewn in. it held without leaking for 2 years until another thief broke in the rear window & we replaced the top.
                          Thats what I did as well. Then used the bmw "waterproofing" spray. Works fine.
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                            #14
                            There is a bar in front of the rear window that when the top is folded moves forward, I have to push it back (like the window goes forward) to properly fold the top. I don't remember having to do that for the first like 10 years we had the car) Maybe it happened after the top was replaced & I didn't noitice until now.

                            Dunno

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                              #15
                              anyone know where I can get patching cloth?
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