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Old 06-04-2019, 07:24 AM   #1
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Soft top protection?

Hi all, my softtop has a couple of light tears in the top layer, and has some parts of elsewhere on it which look like they are wearing. Is there any product out there which you lot use which I can use to either protect the areas which seem to be getting wear, and/or protect the torn bits. I'd take a photo but i'm away from my porsche until friday.

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Old 06-04-2019, 08:13 AM   #2
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Hi all, my softtop has a couple of light tears in the top layer, and has some parts of elsewhere on it which look like they are wearing. Is there any product out there which you lot use which I can use to either protect the areas which seem to be getting wear, and/or protect the torn bits. I'd take a photo but i'm away from my porsche until friday.

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Yesterday I was out vacuuming my top... and noticed the scuff areas, near the back sides. That's normal from the up-down folding/unfolding and, because of the narrow clearances inside, there's not much getting around it.

The light tears. Do they require sewing? Adhesive? Can you post pic(s)?
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Will do when I get home. But kinda good to know that its 'normal'
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Yeah, I have light scuffing too, along where it folds onto itself. It would be nice if there's a way to protect it.
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Hi all, my softtop has a couple of light tears in the top layer, and has some parts of elsewhere on it which look like they are wearing. Is there any product out there which you lot use which I can use to either protect the areas which seem to be getting wear, and/or protect the torn bits. I'd take a photo but i'm away from my porsche until friday.



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How about those iron on patch’s our moms used to put on the knees of our jeans back in the 70s. Remember those? I bet that would work.


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How about those iron on patch’s our moms used to put on the knees of our jeans back in the 70s. Remember those? I bet that would work.


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Yeah, I have light scuffing too, along where it folds onto itself. It would be nice if there's a way to protect it.
Local shop told me taking a soft, thin towel and laying it in the creases when retracting the top (where the rub marks are) would prevent the top from scuffing itself whilst folded.
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I've been driving soft tops for over 20 years now and have tried several products to keep the fabric looking good and improve the longevity. The only product I've found guaranteed to restore good looks: new top about every five years.
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I've been driving soft tops for over 20 years now and have tried several products to keep the fabric looking good and improve the longevity. The only product I've found guaranteed to restore good looks: new top about every five years.
Does it come in a bottle or is it a spray?
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/PCxYutvdMjzRDRjq9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/NZwu1CcvVcD35FBm7

couple of pics of the 'damage' ... anything to be concerned about?
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/PCxYutvdMjzRDRjq9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/NZwu1CcvVcD35FBm7

couple of pics of the 'damage' ... anything to be concerned about?
I wouldn't be terribly concerned... but I'd attend to those scuffs.

My top has a couple of similar, although not as pronounced, scuffs... but on the top... not the sides near the rear. I put a few drops of super glue on the affected areas... dries... invisible. The "mark" (scuff/tear) appearance remains... but I believe it mitigates further erosion.

Your's look like they won't get any better... I'd move on it.
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i've gone and ordered some black stormsure. to put over it. i guess i'll try to carefully snip off the protruding fabric first.
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