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Torn Mercedes Benz CLK Soft Top

Q. Dear Sir, I was browsing the net and got your contact from your web site. I live in the Arabian Gulf, United Arab Emirates and I own a Mercedes Benz CLK with soft top. The convertible top got torn by a knife for about 30cm. To change the complete top would cost almost US $1,250.00.

Torn Mercedes Benz CLK Soft Top

Is there a way to fix it without having to change the complete cover? I heard that Silicone Glass Adhesive would work. But how to apply it? and would it hold a temperature of 45° celsius during the summer time? I would appreciate your help on this topic.

Sincerely yours,
Elie

A. I'm sorry, but I don't know of anyway to repair a convertible top that would look halfway decent and be guaranteed waterproof. I don't even know if this is possible, but you can try taking a piece of canvas or some other similar material and applying the silicon to it. Then taking it apply it to the tear with the silicone acting as a glue. Maybe even sewing it in place for extra added strength.

You can try this web site. They have information on repair kits and such. Maybe they have something you can use. Car Convertible Top Repair

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