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99GoldenSahara 06-21-2013 07:15 PM

Soft Top Repair
 
I noticed a very small slit in my soft top when I put it on the other day. Came with the hardtop when I bought my TJ. Other than that the top is in excellent shape. Anyone have ideas as to whether I can repair it and how and with what?
Mucho gracias.

99GoldenSahara 06-21-2013 10:08 PM

Seriously? Does everyone just buy a new soft top?

steadmanTJ 06-21-2013 10:54 PM

I have had some problems along the soft top frame stitching. If yours is small enough I used a tube of tent sealant. It stopped all water leaks that I had. On the question, does everyone just buy a new soft top. The material used for the tops, if not conditioned and cleaned with the proper chemicals, stiffens and on repetitive use it will tear. Hope that helps.

99GoldenSahara 06-22-2013 02:10 PM

Thanks. What product can you suggest to clean and condition the soft top? Or should I just search the forum to see if there's a thread on it?

steadmanTJ 07-25-2013 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJfunrun (Post 3888836)
Thanks. What product can you suggest to clean and condition the soft top? Or should I just search the forum to see if there's a thread on it?

I just replaced my top actually and from all the different company's that are a mass seller, ie Quadritech, subjected as the best quality of products over all was Best Top. The cleaner and fabric conditioner were one of the highest rated products.

steadmanTJ 07-25-2013 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJfunrun (Post 3888836)
Thanks. What product can you suggest to clean and condition the soft top? Or should I just search the forum to see if there's a thread on it?

As well I learned in looking for my new top was to repair small holes or slits was an iron on patch just as if you wanted to patch a hole in your pants.

Sinister6 07-25-2013 08:45 PM

I used the rubber sealer in a can with a patch of the rubber backing used behind shower inserts. Spray it on, press the patch over it and apply pressure until dry. I used a board with weights. Worked great, stays flexible in all temps.

Wattapunk 07-26-2013 06:48 AM

I never tried this but have read of Jeepers using iron on jean patches or canvas patches you would find in a craft store. Iron it on from the inside.. (Micheal's ?)

SPED74 07-26-2013 06:52 AM

i have a seam pulling apart on my bestop has anyone sewed it back together before

Murrow0607 07-26-2013 07:03 AM

I sewed quite a few parts of my soft top so it could get me through one final winter. I went to a local sewing store and told them my plan and they pointed me to the right thread. I recommend buying several needles bc they get dull or break fairly easy with such thick fabric

Garsha02 07-26-2013 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steadmanTJ (Post 3887484)
I have had some problems along the soft top frame stitching. If yours is small enough I used a tube of tent sealant. It stopped all water leaks that I had. On the question, does everyone just buy a new soft top. The material used for the tops, if not conditioned and cleaned with the proper chemicals, stiffens and on repetitive use it will tear. Hope that helps.

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SPED74 07-26-2013 12:34 PM

Ok thanks it honestly looks like the thread just ripped cause the holes in the top still seem alright like it just needs thread put back in it


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