A fellow member here is in a difficult situation in regards to what to do about his top. It has a tear in it that is getting longer over time. The interior shop that I love dearly and trust completely tells me that there isn't really any way to do more corrective action than has already been done. They put an internal patch on it a year or so ago and it simply hasn't done the trick. I tear stems from someone in the past putting the top down and the material being pinched between two scissoring arms just above and aft of the left quarter window. The arm was missing a pin and nut for who knows how long and it allowed the to to move in way is shouldn't have. So is there a way to repair the exterior of the vinyl top that will last for several years and not look totally hacked together? In my mind I remember the infomercial from the late -70's with the iron and the stuff in the tube that looked like artist oil paint. Thanks in advance for the help.