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Refinishing 1973 914 Top


Vehicle Information: Model: 914 (2L-4cyl); Year: 1973; Body Type: Targa; Total Mileage: 64890;

I bought my 73 914 in Oct 72. The original top had some paint lift-off in spots. Since the rest of the car was in great condition I opted to replace the top 10 or so years ago. Now the "new" top has an area of change of "look" at about the leading edge of the Targa bar. I'm told there is a seam in that area and "they all do it". Years ago you suggested a Turtle Wax black vinyl wax to keep 914 tops in good condition with a consistent look over the entire surface, but that is no longer available. Is there a solution other than painting? If not, is the paint mentioned in your 12-21-01 answer the best choice? Any prediction on how this fix will hold up on a garaged seldom used car?

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