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Old May 23rd, 2016, 04:33 PM
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Looking for pics of a pro job soft top patch

So I got this local place in NoVA to patch my Badger tonneau that had like a 1 inch tear in it. Not sure how great a job it is, so I was hoping a few of you on here could post pics of what you think a good patch/sew job looks like.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 06:08 PM
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Some pics of my top.

You can see the tear on the back side and then the patch on the front side.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 09:52 PM
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Looks okay to me. Why not send a picture to Badger and see what he says?
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sorry that does not look professional to me... the patch should be on the inside and the front side should be stitched or glued closed so its barely noticeable not slapping a big honking patch on the front of your top. Looks like how my mom patched my toughskins when i was a kid.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 10:05 PM
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..... Looks like how my mom patched my toughskins when i was a kid.
I had the purple toughskins; patches were on both knees I'm sure.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 10:33 PM
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The place that patched my top with a similar tear used some type of glue so the edges were seamless into the surrounding material. Made it look more flush than the raggedy edges you have going on.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 10:20 AM
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Ya I am also afraid that those stitches are going to pop when I actually put it on under strain. I was kind of hoping they would double stitch it.

Thanks for the opinions.
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Honestly best off having the top taken apart at the seams and a replacement section seen in. At least the new section will match the old (but perhaps need some time to weather.
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Where did you take it? I need to have mine fixed and want to avoid this place. Feel free to pm me.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 03:48 PM
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Honestly best off having the top taken apart at the seams and a replacement section seen in. At least the new section will match the old (but perhaps need some time to weather.
Not sure I understand what you mean. The tonneau is basically one big cut piece so I would just as soon get a new one.

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