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post #1 of 7 Old 09-16-2010, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all,
Anybody have any idea how I can patch my soft-top?
It has rubbed a hole in the top just above the driver's side sun-visor. It was rubbing against a little mis-molded piece on the plastic there and now it has a hole. Dealer won't warranty it (surprise surprise) because I am 1,645kms over the warranty for the top.

Soooo rather than spend $800CDN on a new top...I figure I could patch it. So hit me with your suggestions!
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Have you looked up any convertible top patches? Or maybe like a bimini top (boat) or car cover patch?

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Call a local boat shop. They deal with this all the time.
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Try a different dealer. Using the "1,645kms over" excuse is crap.
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I used gorilla tape on a couple cuts I have on my top due to, ermm, "rubbing" (ie. slamming) the trees on trails I wheel. Holds great and no leaks.

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I used gorilla tape on a couple cuts I have on my top due to, ermm, "rubbing" (ie. slamming) the trees on trails I wheel. Holds great and no leaks.
That's my short-term solution. Hard-top goes on in a month and a week so I am not going to be doing anything until next spring. If the dealership does deny it for sure(I called the manager as per usual and he is "looking into it" ) then I will probably save up for a replace-a-top next spring.

I can't believe the grief I have had with the dealership over the small amount of repairs I have needed on this vehicle. Only 4 major things have gone wrong on it.
1) Windshield cracked @ frame four months after I bought it - covered no questions asked.
2) Soft top window zipper came off this summer (50k on it) - covered after a call to the dealership manager and Chrysler customer service.
3) Clutch went at 60k. Not covered.
4) Soft-top hole I am talking about.

There really is no reason they should give me grief over this stuff. Combined all of it would cost them less than $2,000.00 to fix for me.
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Someone flicked a cig butt onto mine and melted a small hole through the outside layer. I picked up a Gore-tex patch kit and ironed one on. So far, it seems to be holding up fine.

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