Gear Care & Repair
Want to know how to repair a convertible top without having to sew? Look no further. Whether it’s a hole, tear or rip in a soft top or convertible top, the Aquaseal FD Soft Top Repair Kit will have you back on the road with just five easy steps.
Step 1: Clean the repair area with isopropyl alcohol to remove any dirt or body oils which may impact a good bond onto the convertible top.
Step 2: Trim fraying edges with scissors.
Step 3: Apply a piece of Tenacious Tape (included in the Soft Top Repair Kit) over the damaged area. This repair tape should extend at least 1'' beyond the rip, tear or hole. When cutting your Tenacious Tape patch, round the corners. When applying the patch to the convertible top, smooth out any bubbles and ensure the edges lay flat.
Step 4: Apply the Aquaseal FD adhesive included in the kit onto the other side of the repair. Paint a thin layer over the damage, extending at least 1/2'' in all directions of the rip, tear or hole.
Step 5: Apply another piece of Tenacious Tape over the adhesive, extending at least 1'' beyond the damaged area. Allow 24 hours for the repair to cure.
Repairing convertible tops is easier than ever with the Soft Top Repair Kit by GEAR AID.
Originally Published: Dec 22, 2014