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    What is the stuff you put on to repair a split in the canvas top.
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    Hunnard mile an aur tape - dang, I thought youuus was a redneck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redneck1 View Post
    What is the stuff you put on to repair a split in the canvas top.
    Redneck1
    More canvas, attached with thread.

    If it's a little tear, sew it back up, then cover the stitches with seam sealant so it doesn't leak. If it's a big tear, or a hole, you'll need a patch. We used the bottom of our old seats for patches, as it was the same thick canvas and well color-matched. Be sure to seal the seams with some form of glue or sealant or you'll get little leaks, and be sure to re-waterproof the patch (or the whole top if it's time) too.

    I have never seen a successful patch of any form of material with any form of tape...

    --Randy

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    Try Barge Cement
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    A real redneck just gets the gorilla glue duck tape.

    In reality it depends on why the tear occurred in the first place. If the top is relatively new a repair might work ok. If the top is multi-years old then you ain't gonna be able to fix it no matter what you do. Canvas ages and old rotten canvas is unrepairable. My mainteance truck top had a small tear in Ohio and by the time it got to Texas there wasn't a piece bigger than a couple of inches square. No way you could have sewn a patch on that rotten old canvas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBM715 View Post
    Hunnard mile an aur tape - dang, I thought youuus was a redneck?
    I am. But you ain't You Don't spell Redneck

    Quote Originally Posted by REDNECK WANNABE View Post
    Hunnrt mile an our tape -
    Redneck1
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    It was asked for a friend. The top on her convertable has a 1 inch split at the threads.She doesn't have the money for a new top so I wuz justa askin.
    For a quick fix til she can get a new canvass.
    Redneck1
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    I've found Spiderwire fishing line and a curved needle work quite well for seem repairs

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    There is a tool you can use also. It's used in both canvas work and leather work called a stitching awl. Basically it's an awl with a bobbin of thread and a needle. With the awl you become the sewing machine by creating a lock stitch. If the thread on the seam gave loose, but the top is in otherwise good condition then I would try the cement, and then maybe the stitch awl. Or a large needle, and some thread, or if you need to repunch the holes a regular awl and then the needle and thread.
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    Joe I don't think she was gonna get that technical.
    Plus she don't look THAT good.
    Redneck1
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