So, here's how to do it:
You will need:
-Rope of your choice (I used about 250 feet of 3/8" rope)
-Scissors or a sharp knife (scissors leave a cleaner cut
-Two sided tape (not necessary, but helps hold the rope in place
First, make sure you know exactly where you want to put the wrap. If you are worried about clearance for the door seals, etc., make sure you leave room to put them on with the wrap on the roll bar. I used a green sharpie to mark where I would start and stop the wrap.
1. Take off your old roll bar padding, and either leave the actual black padding on, or take it off if you don't worry about hitting your head.
2. If you leave your padding on, take the time to cut the sections off that you won't wrap, so it leaves a clean line when you are done. Also, take some tape and tape the padding onto the roll bar as best you can. If it's slipping and sliding, it will be hard to keep the tension on the rope.
3. With the places for your wrap marked, lay down one or two strips of double sided tape.
4. Start the wrap by putting about 2 inches of rope pointing in the direction you are going to wrap.
5. Wrap the rope three or four times around the bar, OVER the 2 inch strand. Try to keep everything as snug as possible, pushing the loops to the end you started on.
6. Begin wrapping underneath the 2 inch strand, as tight as possible, pushing the loops towards the beginning.
7. When you near the end of the wrap, leave the last three or four loops loose, and bring the end back underneath those loops. It should look the same as the end you started.
8. Very carefully, take turns pulling each loose strand as if you were going to wrap it again, as hard as possible. You are tightening the loops, but also making the pressure that will hold the wrap together.
9. Cut the ends of the loose strands with scissors.
10. Burn the ends with a lighter. I took a sharpie to the ends to blend it with the rest of the wrap.
That's it! For about $20 and a few hours, I have a unique wrap for my roll bars. It all depends on the price of the rope, but I found mine at harbor freight for $6 for 75 feet.
And here's what it looks like finished: