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John Betsch - "SADIE"

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soft top boot
« on: February 10, 2021, 19:09:34 »
Inside the soft top boot is a black "tex" covering.  It appears to have a pebble like finish. Is this as it should be or could it possible be smooth vinyl or something else.

Assuming its original, being fifty-six years old, mine has become wrinkled from failing glue etc.  Replacing it, I would like to use the proper finish vinyl.  and that should be...
JB; 1965 European SL, Rot Met 571

GM

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Black MB Tex

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Re: soft top boot
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 19:34:31 »
GM's reply leads tpo an additional question.  His replacement used has padding.  My present covering does not?
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Re: soft top boot
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 20:37:33 »
No padding in my 230SL and my 280SL.
The original vinyl is NLA but the vinyl used on Porsche Targa roofs is very close.
Alfred
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1966 230SL automatic 334G light blue (sold)
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Re: soft top boot
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 02:43:35 »
My 64 230sl had bitumen type sound deadening under it on the bottom (horizontal) surface but not the back.
Col

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1965 250SE coupe
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