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Author Topic: Bubbles in Convertible Top  (Read 971 times)

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Offline Rogue

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Bubbles in Convertible Top
« on: October 14, 2019, 09:56:04 AM »
I spent last weekend getting GXPsy's finish ready for the winter. In the process I noticed there were some bubbles in the top. It appears as though the cloth may be delaminating from whatever the substrate is. Is this a significant problem? If so, is there an easy DIY cure for it? Of course, we do recognize that this is a top that has lasted 12 years and still looks and fits like new.
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Re: Bubbles in Convertible Top
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 10:05:51 AM »
On the top of the top?
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Re: Bubbles in Convertible Top
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 10:48:53 AM »
Yes. The outer layer, ie, the cloth.
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Re: Bubbles in Convertible Top
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 11:04:53 AM »
Since Kelu is busy at the moment.
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Re: Bubbles in Convertible Top
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 03:13:19 PM »
I'll try again, but they don't show in the pics when I tried to take some over the weekend.

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Re: Bubbles in Convertible Top
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 03:32:39 PM »
Out of curiosity, what have you been using to clean and treat the top?  Does it spend a lot of time in the sun/weather?
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Re: Bubbles in Convertible Top
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 03:53:52 PM »
Meguiars Gold Car Wash, parked in a partially enclosed carport. Driven to work 5x per week. Sheltered all weekend. At first we suspected the neighborhood cat, who likes to sleep on the top when it can, but there is no evidence of claw damage anywhere.

Just tried taking more pics. There is nothing that can be seen in the photos. 3 small bubbles, about 1" in diameter (or maybe that's 25mm). Height cannot be seen at all in the pics.
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Re: Bubbles in Convertible Top
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 04:15:21 PM »
Are the bubbles by the windows?. The reason I asked is because the stuff between the liner and the canvas top can get bunched up.
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