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Old 08-02-2016, 03:39 PM
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Rugged Ridge Cab Cover

Extreme Terrain is sending me a new replacement "Rugged Ridge Weather Lite Cab Cover" for the Jeep. The one I got just 6 weeks ago was torn to shreds. It started with a small rip caused by some light wind.

Any suggestions on something I could do to keep the new cab cover from getting ripped as easily? I'm hoping someone knows of something that I can spray on the fabric to make it more durable or something. Kind of like spraying scotch guard on fabric to make it stain resistant.

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Old 08-02-2016, 10:04 PM   #2
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Did the rips begin at the seams or attachment points? If it's a seam problem, maybe the flex seal they sell on TV or in dollar general could add some additional strength to the areas? I've not tried it but, have heard it does what they say. Just an idea....Good luck!

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Old 08-03-2016, 12:57 AM   #3
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Does Bestop still make one? Mine is many years old. Sees occasional use. Still in great shape.
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I recently purchased a Bestop bikini top so yes they still make them.
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:52 PM
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It started with a small rip in the center of the very top of the cover. That was strange to me because the fabric top was still on but the door windows, rear windows were removed and back window was rolled up. There was nothing for it to snag on or wear on, the fabric top is just about brand new. I just hated to keep putting the doors and windows back on every time I parked it.

Thanks for the suggestion. I thought about spraying some UV protector on it for fabrics to keep them from getting ruined in the sunlight. That sealer stuff would be good for the seams and where the hooks are sewn on.

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Old 08-04-2016, 08:30 PM
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FYI, This is the pic I sent to Extreme Terrain for the return claim. It's worse than when I originally noticed the first rip.
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Oh man....that is some damage! Great that they are replacing it for you! Is strange it would occur with all your window out and no other additional resistance being caused by anything.

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