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Old 09-16-2006, 09:44 PM
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Hello. My car has one of those sectional 80's vinyl tops. It is in godo shape, save a few minor breaks. Im wondering if there is a way to repair these, or if that is something I would need to take it to a shop to do. And vinyl protect, a good idea? Thank you.

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From my past experience with vinyl tops it's just a matter of time before you will need to have this top replaced. If there are any breaks in the material, then it is just a matter of time before moisture and rust begin to form and metal damage starts. Once the metal damage starts the repair costs start to go up. The sooner you get this top off and replaced with new material, the better.

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From my past experience with vinyl tops it's just a matter of time before you will need to have this top replaced. If there are any breaks in the material, then it is just a matter of time before moisture and rust begin to form and metal damage starts. Once the metal damage atarts the repair costs start to go up. The sooner you get this top off and replaced with new material, the better.
Absolutely agree ...from experience ... man that rust up there is bad news. Needs to be taken care of asap before it rusts through....and then do the job right so it never rusts again.

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Well. It sucks to hear I have to take off a top that pretty well has 5 or 6 tiny cracks. Well, I dont have the money for that, so I guess that won't be getting done for quite sometime. Thanks guys.
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There may be some sort of RTV type sealant that may be usable, but beware because some of these sealants are corrosive and may do more damage than good.
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