Help, please... My convertible top has shrunk

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Steve Forrester, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. It is getting cold and my vinyl convertible roof has shrunk to
    the point where I can not put it up!

    I have been unemployed for 1 year and can not afford to buy
    a new one...

    Does anyone know any softeners retail, commercial, industrial
    or otherwise that I can use to soften and stretch my vinyl top?

    I am really desperate!!!


    Steve Forrester, Sep 30, 2003
  2. Steve Forrester

    Punch Guest

    heat, a warm garage etc... it will fit.
    Punch, Sep 30, 2003
  3. Punch,

    Great suggestion!

    Having already employed it to its fullest, I feel I am in need of a chemical
    answer, i.e., a softener of sorts, to achieve my objective.

    Thanks, again!

    Steve Forrester, Sep 30, 2003
  4. Steve Forrester

    RickMerrill Guest

    That's right: you need a beer! Got your garage over 70 degrees F? - RM
    RickMerrill, Sep 30, 2003
  5. Yes, that's a pretty good idea, but I like to run around topless whenever

    I really need a chemical answer, i.e., a softener of sorts, to achieve my

    Any other thoughts?

    Steve Forrester, Oct 1, 2003
  6. Get several space heaters. Turn them on high and get the
    garage up to about 95-100 degrees. Sauna. No joke. Let the
    car sit for 5-6 hours in this to simulate a nice, warm afternoon.
    The top should work now.

    Using chemicals will just weaken, deform, and most of all
    stain the top.
    Joseph Oberlander, Oct 1, 2003
  7. A CHEMICAL answer is not THE answer. The warm garage, or leave it sit
    with tht top almost all the way up and the SUN on it, it the ONLY

    Richard Benner Jr, Oct 1, 2003
  8. Steve Forrester

    Al Lewis Guest

    On 1 Oct 2003 03:08:00 -0700, (Richard Benner Jr)
    It won't work. Old tops shrivel up and die.
    Al Lewis, Oct 2, 2003
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