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The Ultimate Guide to Mercedes Soft Top Replacement

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

In the world of luxury vehicles, Mercedes is one of the most esteemed and sought-after brands. With its sophisticated engineering, flawless exterior, and classic interior, Mercedes is a symbol of luxury and class. But as with any vehicle, damage and wear and tear can occur. 

One of the most common issues for Mercedes vehicles is needing to replace the soft top. The soft top is a crucial part of the vehicle and needs to be replaced in order to maintain the car's performance, as well as its aesthetic. 

For those looking to replace their Mercedes soft top, this blog post will provide a comprehensive guide. We will discuss the process of finding and replacing a Mercedes soft top, the parts needed, and the cost of the replacement. This information will provide a valuable resource for those looking to keep their Mercedes in top condition.


When looking to replace a convertible top, cost savings can be realized by exploring alternative materials available. Various fabrics are available, each with distinct characteristics such as levels of thickness, choice of vinyl or cloth, soundproofing, and more.

Various budget tiers are available for replacement convertible tops, allowing for cost-saving options by selecting a material that is not as thick or acoustically resistant as other alternatives. Replacement convertible top projects can be cost-effective when considering fabric prices; different materials may vary in price with the same top, some costing significantly less than others.

It is important to remember that, in some cases, factory-original cloth may be of lower quality and cost than some of the superior aftermarket options available for some soft-tops. This means that opting for factory-original material can still be a cost-effective solution.


Prior to starting, please inspect the new Top for any imperfections. Since a new Top can be damaged when being put in place, we will not be able to accept a claim if it is compromised after the installation has commenced.

You can be confident that your new Top has been precisely cut to precise dimensions. The installation of the Top will affect the end results, however. The most critical step in the installation process is the adhesion of the Top to the Rear Bar. It must be perfectly centered.

It is essential to begin at the center and ensure that the end of the Bar lines up with the point on the glued flap where it broadens on either side. The most prevalent error occurs when, despite initiating at the center, the Bar’s ends do not match up in the same area. It is effortless to inadvertently extend one end farther than the other.

It is recommended that you position the flap of the Top onto the Frame, while someone holds it in place, and apply tension at the front to ensure a secure "dry fit". Ensure that the Rear Quarter Windows are pulled tight enough to come out without any creases. If securing the flap to the Rear Bar does not achieve the desired fit, repositioning the Top on the back Bar may be necessary. Additionally, note that this should be done carefully.

Glass And Plastic Window Options

Mercedes convertible soft tops offer a variety of window options - from single to triple plastic windows, to heated glass windows that are directly affixed to the material. In addition, reusing the existing glass window is also an option. All options are backed by a limited five-year warranty for added peace of mind.

Plastic windows are available in either single or triple-window designs, featuring hand-rolled bindings and weather-sealed seams. All products come with a 1-year limited warranty against bond failure.

To conclude, upgrading your Mercedes soft top is an ideal way to extend the life of your convertible and keep it looking its best. Replacing the fabric top is relatively easy and there are many options available to suit your budget, style, and vehicle. With the right replacement top with Prestige Soft Tops, you can enjoy your Mercedes convertible for years to come.

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