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Repair of Cabrio Plastic Window possible?

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I have a 1999 996 cabrio with plastic window.

The window itself is in really good condition, but the glue along the bottom edge is starting to fail, so the window is starting to come away from the top along that lower join. Luckily the seal is still mostly watertight and it doesn't rain much here in Perth.

I notice in the factory repair manual, there is a procedure for replacing the plastic window, (looks very complicated/time consuming and needs special tools.)

The fabric top itself is in excellent condition (for it's age), so I don't really want to change the whole thing if possible.

I also don't really like the glass window conversions, as the window is too small, and the freight to Australia is eye-watering.

So I really would like to know if anyone has sucessfully repaired the glued seams around thier plastic window?

I was thinking if I used hot glue to re-glue the seam and then clamped it until it was dry?

I only expect to have this car for another year and a half, so I don't want to spend big bucks on replacing a perfectly good roof if I don't have to.

Thanks in advance for your input!


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There are lots of threads here on repairing your top if you do a search

Tried the search again, and got a few more answers this time (I was too specific with my terms before).

Lots of Boxster articles, it seems the best (and only) option apart from complete replacement is to remove the top and get a new window sewed in.

So that's what I'll do.



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