Does anyone know where I could find some of the same fabric used for the soft tops on these wranglers? I have premium fabric from what I was told by the dealer.
If you guys haven't seen my previous post, some punks cut a 12" slash in my top yesterday night.
I cant afford a new top and my insurance has a $1000 deductible before anything and i just cant afford it. So ill just have to patch it myself. If anyone has any knowledge on some fabric, please let me know!
I would check out a local tent and awning supplier. They often have fabric and repair kits or facilities...and, park inside if you can.
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As post #5 states, you don't have the premium fabric, you have the standard sail cloth. Below are actual pictures of the inside of each of the two type of tops. Top left is standard and bottom right is the premium fabric.
Temporarily, I put Black Gorilla Glue Brand duct tap on my Jeep's top that got a gash in it. It is the same top as your's. I put this tape on it 3 years ago. It's still there and no leaks... One strip on top and another underneath..While your gash is bigger than mine, I know this will work better than normal duct tape.
Eh not for $300. That's a little steep for a patch even.
BUT what I did do was stop by a hot-rod repair shop to see if they had some material and they did. So the owner just gave me a piece of convertible material.
Went and bought a can of 3M Spray adhesive. Which this stuff is almost impossible to pull apart from and so I made my own patch and glued it and that about it!
Can cost me $25 and that's all I spent.
Its temporary until I can afford a hardtop.
For permanence simply add another inside on the bias (main cordage 90 degrees to outside patch cordage)
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Do you have enough leftover to put another patch on top?? I feel like water will get in between your patch and the top and start to mess with the bond...
I do yes but the adhesive is moisture resitance but also have a silicone repair kit im gona use to fill the crack and is water proof. Also will give it the professional look still like there was never a cut and will finish it off with my can of scotch guard.