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Old 08-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Torn window - temp fix?

Does anyone know of a way I could temporarily fix a giant whole in the rear plastic window of a 97 miata? All of my quotes from places have been over $500 to replace. I was thinking along the lines of a cut out and tape plastic solution that wouldn't leak...not sure if anyone has done anything like this before to fix their window.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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Agreed, no boost yet, just bought the car. '97 with 70k miles for 5k.
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Clear duct tape

It's not exactly "invisible", but you at least get all the light transmission.
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I think my buddy has clear silicon tape on his.

I have a glass window so
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Mine had a small rip and I just used clear packing tape to fix it. But it was only about 2" long.
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I drove around with a clear tape window for a winter. It started to suck near the end, but it held up for a few months no problem.
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I stitched mine back into the hood with spiderwire then used duct tape ^^

Worked like a charm.
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I drove around with a clear tape window for a winter. It started to suck near the end, but it held up for a few months no problem.
I have a feeling your winters do not see subzero temperatures? We frequently will have at a minimum many sub 20* winters.
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