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Old July 19th 05, 04:01 AM
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Default small hole in plastic window

My wife's Miata got a small hole (poked with a ski pole) in the plastic
window. We are planning to sell the car in August, and would not want
the embarrasment; the car is otherwise in mint condition. What's the
cheapest way of fixing it (say, within $300)?

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Old July 19th 05, 05:58 PM
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Thank you, Lanny! I'll give it a try.

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Old July 21st 05, 12:00 AM
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someone sells a window repair kit on ebay for $39 and $49 plus $10 shipping
(go figure, the same guys sells seemingly the same thing in two auctions
with two prices). if you like doing projects then you might want to tackle
this one.

on the other hand, i recently installed a cloth top with glass window with
the help of a good friend. aside from the incredible difficulty of clothing
it for the first time it was easy to do, but took quite a while (8 hours
including lunch and snack breaks and waiting for silicon to dry on a rain
rail repair). i should have purchase a new rail rain for the $110 or so
extra as it would have spared us from the work of cleaning up the old one
and waiting for it to dry. the top cost under $500 and makes the car look
so much better than the stock vinyl top. we did the modification that
allows for the top to fold without unzipping the window yet the top has a
zippered window so it looks like stock (i don't find the one piece tops to
be attractive so i paid for the zippered version though i won't be using
that feature).

best of luck.

> wrote in message
oups.com...
> Thank you, Lanny! I'll give it a try.
>



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Old July 21st 05, 12:02 AM
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"clothing it" should read "closing it"

"Christopher Muto" > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> someone sells a window repair kit on ebay for $39 and $49 plus $10
> shipping (go figure, the same guys sells seemingly the same thing in two
> auctions with two prices). if you like doing projects then you might want
> to tackle this one.
>
> on the other hand, i recently installed a cloth top with glass window with
> the help of a good friend. aside from the incredible difficulty of
> clothing it for the first time it was easy to do, but took quite a while
> (8 hours including lunch and snack breaks and waiting for silicon to dry
> on a rain rail repair). i should have purchase a new rail rain for the
> $110 or so extra as it would have spared us from the work of cleaning up
> the old one and waiting for it to dry. the top cost under $500 and makes
> the car look so much better than the stock vinyl top. we did the
> modification that allows for the top to fold without unzipping the window
> yet the top has a zippered window so it looks like stock (i don't find the
> one piece tops to be attractive so i paid for the zippered version though
> i won't be using that feature).
>
> best of luck.
>
> > wrote in message
> oups.com...
>> Thank you, Lanny! I'll give it a try.
>>

>
>



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Old July 28th 05, 01:08 AM
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and "silicon" should be "silicone " , "purchase" should be "purchased"


"Christopher Muto" > wrote in message
news[email protected]
> "clothing it" should read "closing it"
>
> "Christopher Muto" > wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> someone sells a window repair kit on ebay for $39 and $49 plus $10
>> shipping (go figure, the same guys sells seemingly the same thing in two
>> auctions with two prices). if you like doing projects then you might
>> want to tackle this one.
>>
>> on the other hand, i recently installed a cloth top with glass window
>> with the help of a good friend. aside from the incredible difficulty of
>> clothing it for the first time it was easy to do, but took quite a while
>> (8 hours including lunch and snack breaks and waiting for silicon to dry
>> on a rain rail repair). i should have purchase a new rail rain for the
>> $110 or so extra as it would have spared us from the work of cleaning up
>> the old one and waiting for it to dry. the top cost under $500 and makes
>> the car look so much better than the stock vinyl top. we did the
>> modification that allows for the top to fold without unzipping the window
>> yet the top has a zippered window so it looks like stock (i don't find
>> the one piece tops to be attractive so i paid for the zippered version
>> though i won't be using that feature).
>>
>> best of luck.
>>
>> > wrote in message
>> oups.com...
>>> Thank you, Lanny! I'll give it a try.
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



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Old July 28th 05, 03:01 AM
Christopher Muto
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thanks. nice to know that someone actually reads my posts.

"Armon Tanzerian" > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> and "silicon" should be "silicone " , "purchase" should be "purchased"
>
>
>
> "Christopher Muto" > wrote in message
> news[email protected]
>> "clothing it" should read "closing it"
>>
>> "Christopher Muto" > wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> someone sells a window repair kit on ebay for $39 and $49 plus $10
>>> shipping (go figure, the same guys sells seemingly the same thing in two
>>> auctions with two prices). if you like doing projects then you might
>>> want to tackle this one.
>>>
>>> on the other hand, i recently installed a cloth top with glass window
>>> with the help of a good friend. aside from the incredible difficulty of
>>> clothing it for the first time it was easy to do, but took quite a while
>>> (8 hours including lunch and snack breaks and waiting for silicon to dry
>>> on a rain rail repair). i should have purchase a new rail rain for the
>>> $110 or so extra as it would have spared us from the work of cleaning up
>>> the old one and waiting for it to dry. the top cost under $500 and
>>> makes the car look so much better than the stock vinyl top. we did the
>>> modification that allows for the top to fold without unzipping the
>>> window yet the top has a zippered window so it looks like stock (i don't
>>> find the one piece tops to be attractive so i paid for the zippered
>>> version though i won't be using that feature).
>>>
>>> best of luck.
>>>
>>> > wrote in message
>>> oups.com...
>>>> Thank you, Lanny! I'll give it a try.
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



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Old July 28th 05, 01:44 PM
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Christopher Muto wrote:
> thanks. nice to know that someone actually reads my posts.


Don't worry, people are still reading my drivel after 5+ years. There
will always be people reading your posts here. Lanhy and Leon (and
others) were here long before me and will probably be here forever. :-)

Pat
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Old July 28th 05, 01:46 PM
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pws wrote:
> Christopher Muto wrote:
>
>> thanks. nice to know that someone actually reads my posts.

>
>
> Don't worry, people are still reading my drivel after 5+ years. There
> will always be people reading your posts here. Lanhy and Leon (and
> others) were here long before me and will probably be here forever. :-)
>
> Pat



Errr.... make that Lanny, not Lanhy.

pat
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Old July 28th 05, 05:11 PM
Lanny Chambers
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In article >,
pws > wrote:

> > Lanhy and Leon (and
> > others) were here long before me and will probably be here forever. :-)

>
> Errr.... make that Lanny, not Lanhy.


Both Lanny and Lanhy are indeed immortal. Dunno about Leon.

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