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2 years is a short time to go through a top... (archive)

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Posted by Scott Linn on September 23, 1998 at 12:20:57:

In Reply to: Well...my MGB top had to be posted by John H. on September 23, 1998 at 11:20:17:

: replaced every 2 years, due to the rear window fogging, and it wasn't zippable, so the Z3 problems seem minor so far in comparison. I had my top fixed 2 weeks to repair the separated fabric and so far seems to be fine. I think they glued the fabric in place around the window seem, so time will tell how it will hold up...I'll update you on this in 5 months, so we'll know whether it's better to repair or replace.

: The water leaking around the side curtain seal is only a minor annoyance to me, as it only happens under a high pressure water stream, like when I wash the car, so I just try to be a little careful about spraying at the seams.

: John H.

Geez, every 2 years? You must have been getting cheap tops!

I have a '68 MG Midget and the shortest time I've gone through a top has been ~6 years! And, that was not using anything but Windex to clean it. The rear window would turn a bit yellowish by that time. I suspect that using Meguiars on it will help in the future.

Scott




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