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post #1 of 9 Old 10-05-2019, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Soft top woes

Put my new fabric on the frame today and put the top on the TJ. When I peeled the old off, I found this. How concerned should I be? I'll be checking with my salvage yard for a good one but I'd like to get the winter out of it if possible...no, it doesn't go all the way through and it didn't break when I locked it down.

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-05-2019, 05:10 PM
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Super glue and baking soda. Could also look into plastic welding or put a brace across the crack with a screw on each side.
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-05-2019, 09:56 PM
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Top 5 Best Plastic Repair Glue in 2019

1. Loctite Epoxy Plastic Bonder 0.85-Fluid Ounce Syringe

2. J-B Weld 50133 Plastic Bonder Structural Adhesive Syringe

3. Gorilla Super Glue

4. J-B Weld 8237 PlasticWeld Plastic Repair Epoxy Putty

5. Super Glue Plastic Fusion Epoxy Adhesive

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post #4 of 9 Old 10-06-2019, 07:04 AM
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Mine has been cracked for at least 11 years. The crack has now propagated from the passenger's clamp to the driver's clamp, but there's no damage to the fabric. I agree with using a good 2 part epoxy. I should probably do mine.


If you do buy a new header, be aware that the clamps changed size at some point.

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post #5 of 9 Old 10-06-2019, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies, I'll get some epoxy and fill it in when it comes off next spring. I'm pretty much of a newb about a lot of this Jeep stuff; I've done mechanical repairs for ages but this is my first Jeep so there will probably be some more of these dumb questions.
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-09-2019, 11:11 AM
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Super glue and baking soda. Could also look into plastic welding or put a brace across the crack with a screw on each side.
Baking soda?

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post #7 of 9 Old 10-09-2019, 11:36 AM
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Baking soda?
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Yea, I googled it.

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-11-2019, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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I've heard of a lot of these "hacks" but that's the first time I've heard of that one. Definitely going to try it on some things...if it works it would be the cheapest filler expoxy out there, period.

Not counting the kinds that aren't worth a crap, of course. We usually get what we pay for but once in awhile somebody figures out how to cheat.
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