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Old 1st September 2015, 18:50   #16
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...The fabric-like canvas (Jeeps) tops feel nice and look great, while the vinyl tops (gypsy) are more economical and easier to maintain. Fabric tops have a tight weave, but they breathe.
Unlike vinyl tops, a canvas top is not waterproof, it is only water resistant.

...To make the canvas top waterproof, it must be treated.
I'm sorry to resurrect a 6 year old thread but I can't find the answer anywhere else. I hope you can help.

I have a Thar and the soft top leaks from several places, most of which are joints of the velcro fasteners and a couple of very small holes elsewhere on the canopy. You mentioned here that the canvas tops need to be treated to make them waterproof. What treatment is this?

I found these two products on Amazon, Rust-Oleam LeakSeal and Rust-Oleam NeverWet. Do these products work, would they be useful on a canvas soft-top?
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I haven't used these. I used to have a rubbing wax that i had bought from Germany also which i used to diligently rub across the canvas and it worked well throughout the wet season. Needs to be repeated every year. More effort but better than the sprays.

It even works well on clothes to make them water resistant.
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Thanks, I'll look that up. Would you by any chance have a name?
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I haven't used these. I used to have a rubbing wax that i had bought from Germany also which i used to diligently rub across the canvas and it worked well throughout the wet season. Needs to be repeated every year. More effort but better than the sprays.

It even works well on clothes to make them water resistant.

Hello Tejas,

Can you kindly tell me where to source this rubbing wax (preferably online) and any special precautions. My seams on the canvas top started leaking in the heavy monsoon. Need a DIY Fix. Not able to get the Seam Seals as someone had advised. Is is the same seam seal paste used to seal body works?

Thank you in advance
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Hello Tejas,

Can you kindly tell me where to source this rubbing wax (preferably online) and any special precautions. My seams on the canvas top started leaking in the heavy monsoon. Need a DIY Fix. Not able to get the Seam Seals as someone had advised. Is is the same seam seal paste used to seal body works?

Thank you in advance
I bought it at a local store.

I'll click a pic and post it here once i get home.
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