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Old 08-17-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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Weathered caps, hardware, and seals on poptop

The rubber caps on my hardware on the poptop are weathered, and I'd like to replace them, and any hardware that needs to de replaced as well. If someone here has done that, please walk me through the process.

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Old 08-17-2017, 01:47 PM   #2
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search the site, many have done it, loads of info already here.

maybe something like 'penthouse hardware'
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search the site, many have done it, loads of info already here.

maybe something like 'penthouse hardware'
Thank you, I will continue to do that on and off today as I get the time. Getting through the verification process is a pain in and of itself!!!!

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rallypanam. Thanks, again! I found jage's link and it should be all I need to make a complete repair. Right now, I'm hoping that all I will need to replace is the rubber caps and sealants. Here's the link to jage's excellent repair thread should anyone else be thinking of like maintenance:

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...tion-4355.html

Thanks, jage!

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The rubber PH perimeter seal and rubber caps should be readily available on the SMB site. A few notes.....the seal isn't pre-punched for holes, although it does include the plastic fasteners......I used a single paper hole punch to poke the holes.

Also the plastic caps are cheap but do not include the metal washer under the cap, for some reason SMB is really stingy handing these out. There is a recent thread about where to get those.

I would also consider replacing the cheap hardware (bolts, etc) with stainless. Stainless fasteners are cheap and easy to obtain. Several of us here have used stainless self sealing washers on the roof, they are available from McMaster carr. Search for a my thread called "popping my top" or Bmerritt's thread, we used different washers but you'll get the idea.

The blobs of butyl rubber under the roof washers can be renewed with Butyl tape available from McMaster if you are so inclined.
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Thank you, boywonder! This is really some good news. I'll check out the threads, too!

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Scotty 'gently' cued me in on using the search feature that was a "where's that" moment then wa-la, right in front of my face...lol....it SURE has been a lifesaver...again thank you Seņor Members (funny, I meant Senior) for all the knowledge and been there and done that moments/projects info that make the rest of our projects much, much easier!!

Ps BWonder how come you don't have a 'garage' page? Would LOVE to see that!
Ps sorry I sometimes refer to you as WonderB...is that dyslexia or just typing too fast...anyway...
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