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Old 02-02-2013, 02:40 AM
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Z4 Snag/pull in fabric

Hi all i have a loop sticking up from the top of the gutter lip above the driver door,whats the best plan of action?-anyone else deal with similar problem?-thanks car is a z4 e85 06 model

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Old 02-03-2013, 02:44 AM
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No one had this problem?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:41 PM
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can you post a pic?
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:17 PM
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Roof colour looks pale due to flash but it is black
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Have you considered just taking it to a shop that repairs convertible tops or even upholstery?

I've never done an upholstery repair, but based on how my wife deals with snags in clothing, etc., I would get a large upholstery needle and try and push the excess back in. Just work slowly and then maybe put a drop of clear nail polish or glue on the spot to prevent it from coming out again.
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^ My mom used to do the same thing!
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I would do that but the weave is too small,and it is more of a scuff-anyone else have pulls etc in their hoods?
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It doesn't appear to be very significant. I would suggest you lear to live with it. Patina, so to speak.
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^ My mom used to do the same thing!
I'm pretty sure that my wife isn't as old as your mom! She probably learned it from her mom!
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It doesn't appear to be very significant. I would suggest you lear to live with it. Patina, so to speak.
Yeah i hear you its just my OCD
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I was thinking of painting it down with a fabric paint(gutter part only)-but they all semm to be too thin
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Any more thoughts anyone??
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I have a pretty good suggestion for you. I have tried this on a piece of top material left over from my replacement. The material is acrylic yarn, a thermoplastic fiber. If you will heat a soldering iron and touch it the protruding yarn it will melt down to a tiny ball which will be much less noticeable. It will also be less likely to snag any further.

I spent my career in textile R&D so this is sound advice.
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Hey thanks for the advice mate-this would need a steady hand
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Is there a thick black material paint that wont crack i could use along the length of the gutter?
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:33 PM
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Anyone have similar snags etc caused by cats being on thier roofs?
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No I have a sign, "Cat's Not Allowed" Usually keeps them off.
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Take a lighter and run the flame back and forth under the snag it should melt back and then press it down with your finger. This is how I fix my golf shirts when they get a snag. Works every time.
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Sorry to deviate from original topic....

STIHLBOLTS, nice shine on your car...what do you use?
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Anyone tried doing the lighter/soldering iron to similar pulls /snags?-thanks
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Anyone tried doing the lighter/soldering iron to similar pulls /snags?-thanks
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