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'87 Coupe DeVille 4.1L FWD(New engine '08) 1981 F100 '03FXDL
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My '87 Coupe has the fake canvas/fake convertible roof. Some of the fold-over seams have come loose. The previous owner attempted similar repair using, I think, hot glue. Over time that stuff has discolored and looks bad. I'd like to redo the roof, but it's too pricey for my situation. Any recommendations for an adhesive to close the flap-seams that won't discolor due to time or the elements? Thanks
 

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Just a thought, but you might maybe visit a hobby shop. They might have something you could use or a fabric shop. We have a Ben Franklin store here that has some fantastic stuff for cosmetics like that. Even upholstery place or Walmart could even have something.
 

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That huckster Billy Mays pushes some miracle stuff on TV that supposedly mends anything. That said I wouldn't trust anything he sells.
 

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I remembered I had a 1/2qt of contact cement. It has worked ok. Now I need a solvent to remove the old hot-glue the previous owner left. Tried Acetone, but it didn't do much. I may try to paint the vinyl.....anyone used vinyl paint?
 

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I had a black vinyl top spray painted white many years ago on a white '71 Deville. I don't know what the guy used. He did it for dealers and I met him there. Did it while I waited and watched. I assume it was some sort of vinyl paint.
 

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Here is what I'm dealing with. Tried Acetone on the smears.....did nothing. The tear I can repair well enough with a kit, but if anyone has used vinyl paint, I'd appreciate some help. Thanks
 
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