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Thread: Soft Top Issue

  1. #1
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    Soft Top Issue

    Has anyone else experienced this issue? It seems like the fabric has come loose but the window is still secured. I can run my finger nail along the rubber seal and slip the fabric back into place but once I open and close the soft top, the seam opens up again. Is this something I can glue myself or should I take it to an upholstery shop?

    Thanks in advance for the insight!

  2. #2
    It's a common issue and a straightforward fix. The answer of DIY or not depends on you, but personally I'd trust an upholstery shop to have the best glue compound for this.
    Andrew Macpherson

    Expert Z8 Inspections, with full support for both Z8 sale and purchases.

  3. #3
    When I experienced this with my original top, I used 3M Auto Black Superstrength Weatherstrip Adhesive to carefully glue the fabric into place within the rubber seal. Had no further issues for the following several years until I replaced the entire top due to other issues.

  4. #4
    I had it and had it fixed professionally. Took a few minutes and I was good to go.
    Skip Hammerman

    2002 BMW Z8 - Meisterschaft GT, PP installed, CDV delete. 100,000 Mile Club
    2013 BMW X3
    2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

  5. #5
    I have the same issue and will try to fix it myself using boomsters suggestion of the 3M adhesive. Seems like a fairly simple DIY fix.

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