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Old 05-20-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Boxster Top peeling?

The weather has been very bipolar from 90 degress to 60 degress and i thin thats played a role in the peeling of my top. The bottom of the rear windshield is starting to peel and water is getting in. Anyone have this kind of problem and a fix? Seems like oem might of just used windshield glue to attach the top to the rear windshield?

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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Post some pix. I'm having a difficult time imagining what's happening to your car's top.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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The window is distached from the top. The glass is okay, I wonder if insurance would cover it as glass coverage.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:39 PM   #4
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Is this an aftermarket retrofit top? That happened on early renditions of the tops.

You could try to claim it, but it's probably going to be considered a maintenance item. Contact the top manufacturer and see if they will warrant it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #5
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no clue, id say oem.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:17 AM   #6
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What year is your car?
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:11 PM   #7
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I thought it only snowed in Minnesota.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:13 PM   #8
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I thought it only snowed in Minnesota.
Lol that too. It's a 01
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:58 PM   #9
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03 was the first OEM glass top.

Yours is aftermarket.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #10
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03 was the first OEM glass top.

Yours is aftermarket.
Exactly right!

If you do a search here for posts about 3 or 4 years ago, you will find that this is the problem that was described for the early versions of the GAHH and Robbins glass-windowed canvas tops for the three-bow (1997 to 2002) tops.

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Old 05-22-2012, 05:31 PM   #11
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Both companies redesigned their tops to fix this problem. You should find out which brand it is and contact them to see if they will replace it. Both co's had 5 year warranties if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:54 PM   #12
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My 1994 Mustang GT that I bought new started doing this when it was 2 years old. Ford dealer sent it to a upholstery shop for reglueing 2 different times. That "fix" lasted about a week. Top never got any worse or better the 9 years I had it. I think driving thru a automatic "touchless" car wash was the cause.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:54 PM   #13
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Where is the logos located on these tops? Sadly insurance won't cover

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