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Repair a Soft Roof Convertible Car – How to Do It?

You can save money if you repair a soft roof yourself. If you read this article, you probably own a convertible and are aware that soft roofs can be quite fragile. They can get ripped by the weather conditions or even vandals. Your first instinct will be to take your car to a professional, but the repair can be expensive and your car will be immobilized for a few days.

The instructions below will help you fix your roof top yourself for less than £ 7.

Things you need:

  • With this procedure you DO NOT need any patch.
  • A cloth to clean and dry the surface that needs to be fixed.
  • A waterproof fabric glue. I suggest you use Stormsure adhesive. It is easy to use, works on almost all surfaces, is waterproof, abrasion resistant and it holds flexible after drying.

How to proceed to repair your soft roof?

First, you must find out where is the damage. Sometimes, the leak or the hole will be obvious. If not, take your car to the car wash, stay inside and determine where the water comes from.

Second, you must clean and dry the roof top.

Third, Stick a piece of tape on the inside of the soft roof. The tape will hold the two sides of the rip together.

Then, on the other side of the soft roof, apply a thin layer of Stormsure adhesive on the rip.

Finally, let it dry overnight. And voila. It is ready.

How to take care of your roof top

You can prevent damage on your soft roof by:

Following the manufacturer's manual. Most people do not read it. You should protect the roof top from ultraviolet, liquid and dirt. The best way to do it is to use a chemical with a fluorocarbon repelling system. You will find some good product on-line.

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