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Old 02-07-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
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What's the best thing to clean the soft top?

i bought a supertop from a friend in great shape just needs to be cleaned but with what and it has one little pin hole in it, how do i fix that?

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Old 02-07-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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I use simple green and a brush then after it dries I use one touch tire foam on it and let it soak in....looks like a new one

The tear your gonna have to have a pro shop stitch that I bet.

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Old 02-07-2011, 03:10 PM   #3
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thanks

lucky i got some of that in the garage ill go try it thanks
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
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as far as the pin hole goes, i accidentally put two 1" tears in my soft top about 3 years ago. they finally, after a few years, started to leak; so i decided to patch them. i bought a vinyl patch kit from the auto parts store. i used the cheesecloth material and epoxy/glue that came with it. i "glued" the cheese cloth to the inside of the top and then spread the epoxy on the outside of the top. i did this last spring and has been waterproof since. it has held up to torrential rains; heavy, wet snows; direct sunlight; and any other element that NJ has to offer.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:37 PM   #5
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Pin holes can be fixed with seam sealer, or Bondex type fabric glue.

When it comes to things for your top, just remember it's vinyl. Make sure any chemicals are specifically OK for vinyl. Simple green is. If it says "not for auto interiors or vinyl seats" stay away from it.

Soap and water, a scrub brush and elbow grease work great.

Oh yeah: we sell a cleaner! Works great. It's just not some miracle stuff - you still need to scrub.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:37 PM   #6
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If it's just 'pinholes' no need to make a messy patch job...just get some 'tent seam' sealer, any good outdoor/camping supply store is going to have it. Just a dab of that inside and out the little holes and they'll be plugged probably forever.
If a 'tear' has started, you will want to get that 'sewn' to reinforce it or it could just keep on tearing out from the stress when 'up' and tight.

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