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Abraded Top Material

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I have a 2001 Boxster with 67K miles. I have recently noticed several abraded "fuzzy" areas on each rear quarter panel of the convertible top. Does anyone else have this? If so, is there a way to "shave" the fuzz or otherwise remedy the problem without full replacement of the top? It is a shame, because it makes the top look dirty. I keep the top well cleaned and protected and it is the only think marring an otherwise pristine top.

I am a noob on this board, so if this question has been addressed before I apologize. I did a search on the topic using the search function but did not find any answer. Thanks in advance.

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I have seen a lot of cars in 5 years and some cars have this and some do not. Next car I see that has it I'm going to watch the top go up and down and see what is causing it.

If you had a warranty it might be worth a shot at the dealer, but some dealers consider this normal wear and tear..

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i JUST noticed the same thing on my 1997 boxster top. it seems to be right on top of the rear convertible frame, so my guess was that when the top opens/closes it rubs this area. why it only rubs in a few spots, i don't know... maybe the fabric is stretched tighter against these areas?

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I also have an '01 and noticed the same exact wear for the first time when I washed my car last week. Outside rear quarter of the top. My car is still under warranty, so when I'm back in town I'll stop by the dealer and ask what's causing the problem (and if there's anything that can be done). My car only has 30+K miles, and shouldn't have this kind of wear yet!

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