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Old 10-24-2007, 08:01 PM
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Soft Top wearing through in spots

Our soft top has worn through in places. Two small holes on each side.

I think these are caused by vibration when the top is folded.

I seem to recall some sort of pads being recommended to stop this, but forget where I saw this.

Any suggestions? I don't want same to happen if I get top repaired or replaced.

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Old 10-24-2007, 08:38 PM
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Uh,,, year,,, model ? Seriously, my top has two spots worn through. Personally I don't care as the soft top is only for emergencies, and is hardly ever used. Even if it is the two spots will never matter.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:42 PM
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Seriously, my top has two spots worn through. Personally I don't care as the soft top is only for emergencies, and is hardly ever used. Even if it is the two spots will never matter.
I care that my old car looks good and runs well. Even after 18 years of ownership! Besides, the holes leak when it rains!
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:59 PM
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Our soft top has worn through in places. Two small holes on each side.

I think these are caused by vibration when the top is folded.

I seem to recall some sort of pads being recommended to stop this, but forget where I saw this.

Any suggestions? I don't want same to happen if I get top repaired or replaced.

Graham
Good thread on this......http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1226367-how-maintain-your-soft-top.html
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:49 AM
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Thanks - That's a useful thread.

World Upholstery also has some useful info in their faqs:


http://www.worlduph.com/mb7.htm#Top,
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:05 PM
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This is a standing problem with the soft tops. I use a long(width of the top) piece of soft cloth and put it across at the top of the window as i lower the top. This is an old 97, looks almost good as new still. Extra few seconds of work, but well worth it.

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