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Old 06-22-2016, 03:36 PM   #1
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Convertible Top Ungluing?

My top started to look loose when upo so I found this........this is below the rear glass and runs the length of the top.

Can this be reglued? Can I do it? What type of glue? Should a Auto Upholstery shop do it? Thanks in advance



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Old 06-22-2016, 04:26 PM   #2
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Mine did the same and I just used a general heavy duty contact cement. It's been a couple of years and it hasn't come unglued again. It's just a PITA to get to.
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Great thanks
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:16 PM   #4
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There's a specific 3M double-side tape to be used here. I did this repair on mine a few years ago and it's held perfectly. It's the same type as used in the factory. I'll try to find the product ID for you.
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The product is 3M 06384 adhesive tape.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:09 AM   #6
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That is what I used and it is all fixed....thanks very much.

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Mine did the same and I just used a general heavy duty contact cement. It's been a couple of years and it hasn't come unglued again. It's just a PITA to get to.
Did you have to dismantle It or just pull It out apply the glue and tuck it back in the slot?
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:30 PM   #8
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That is what I used and it is all fixed....thanks very much.

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Could you go through the process? I've got the same problem.
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There's a specific 3M double-side tape to be used here. I did this repair on mine a few years ago and it's held perfectly. It's the same type as used in the factory. I'll try to find the product ID for you.
Did you have to take it apart, remove the rubber, to apply the tape?
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Did you have to take it apart, remove the rubber, to apply the tape?
I believe that I did, yes. Used a plastic trim tool to aid reinsertion of the seals.
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In my case, I decided to replace the entire top, since it was 20 years old and was showing overall general signs of "old age". That rear glue seam along with a couple of areas indicated it was just wearing out. $1,700 later all is great.
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I had it come loose again with the contact cement so I switched to the 3M tape. Honestly, I just put on the tape...peel the top and just yank the top over it as far as I can get it to go. I assume that eventually it will pull back off but for the cost of the tape I can do it yearly or so.

There are some YouTube videos that show the correct process and how to clip the moulding into the retainer etc.
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I had it come loose again with the contact cement so I switched to the 3M tape. Honestly, I just put on the tape...peel the top and just yank the top over it as far as I can get it to go. I assume that eventually it will pull back off but for the cost of the tape I can do it yearly or so.

There are some YouTube videos that show the correct process and how to clip the moulding into the retainer etc.
Thanks everyone. This is a really good video on the subject.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40BXEt07fGU
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Did you have to dismantle It or just pull It out apply the glue and tuck it back in the slot?
Mine came loose at the same spot. I used the following glue.

https://www.amazon.com/Q-Bond-QB2-Q-Bond-Repair/dp/B00HX704NG/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1508372282&sr=1-1&keywords=Q-Bond+QB2+Repair+Kit

Just pulled the top back in place as good and tight as I could in the center and laid down some of this glue in the center area to tack it in spot. It dries quick and holds very strong. Then I followed along the rest of the loose area applying the glue while stretching the top into place. It only takes this glue about 20 seconds or less of you holding the top in place and it's done. Has not came loose since.
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I believe that I did, yes. Used a plastic trim tool to aid reinsertion of the seals.
Can you describe this tool for me and maybe provide a picture?

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