Convertible Top Repair
July 29, 2007 7:27 PM Subscribe
Convertible Top Repair: Possible?
posted by trinarian to travel & transportation (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My '01 Miata sat for a year while I was in China. Pulling the top down the first time led to a bunch of small holes above the rear window. Over the past month, it's become a straight up tear. It'll likely get bigger. On the inside, there's still cloth between the rip and window. Outside, it's right above the rubber lining to the rear window. The top is vinyl.
I'm selling. It looks horrible. A new top is ~$1000 installed and shops don't want to patch it up beyong pouring silicone glue on in, which doesn't last when the top comes down.
What can be done to save the top for another six months to a year and let me sell my otherwise flawless car for what it's worth?