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Old 04-13-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Convertible "unglued"?

I am replacing the tension cables on the convertible and noticed the top seems to be unglued. Any ideas on fixing this? I don't want to just superglue it. lol



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From the directions of my new top:

Contact cement spray adhesive (3M™ Yellow Super Trim Adhesive 08090)
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I am replacing the tension cables on the convertible and noticed the top seems to be unglued. Any ideas on fixing this? I don't want to just superglue it. lol



High temp. contact cement.
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Mine is starting to do this as well, though it hasn't fully released. Not like I can drive it right now anyway...
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I am replacing the tension cables on the convertible and noticed the top seems to be unglued. Any ideas on fixing this? I don't want to just superglue it. lol



There is a piece of top missing.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:26 AM   #6
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There is a piece of top missing.
What do you mean a piece of top missing?
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There is a piece of top missing.
The canvas that is glued to the rear bow is tucked out of sight and is attached by a seam right on the weatherseal border. OP's photo doesn't show said seam as it's behind the fabric he's holding up.

I need to tackle this on my Boxster as well. Could have sworn there was a piece on this in a how-to for replacing the roof canvas around here somewhere...
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What do you mean a piece of top missing?
Should be a piece of black thin canvas stitched to top. It may be under the rubber seal
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The canvas that is glued to the rear bow is tucked out of sight and is attached by a seam right on the weatherseal border. OP's photo doesn't show said seam as it's behind the fabric he's holding up.

I need to tackle this on my Boxster as well. Could have sworn there was a piece on this in a how-to for replacing the roof canvas around here somewhere...
If you find it let me know. I have been searching and don't really want to pay big money for what I am sure is a simple fix
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This stitching around my window started to fail last summer (before I knew about the boxter chop). None of the upholstery or auto shops near me will restitch the window to the top. They will only replace it

I was all set to order a new top, but decided to try a couple of dabs of the household goop that they sell at home depot. I put it on last August and have raised and lowered the top a number of times since then and it's still holding strong. It was intended to be a quick fix, but seems to be holding. I might even try reapplying if it fails again. I'll be thrilled if I get an extra year or two out of the top from this glue.
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Google for "mike fockes DIY softop install"
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