Isuzu Rodeo Back Cargo Zipper Cover replace or find alternative


#1

I recently purchased a used 2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport. The back cover zipper or back park of the soft top can not be zipped up all the way. Is a new soft top cover from a parts store the only solution or would it be possible to find another alternative to seal the back off?


#2

A good automotive upholstery shop or a place that does convertible tops should be able to replace the zipper.


#3

Take a candle and rub it along the teeth of the zipper. Then try using the zipper.

Tester


#4

The top material shrinks over time, if the top won’t close replacement tops are available;

https://www.topsonline.com/model/Convertible_Tops_And_Accessories/Isuzu/1998_thru_2002_Isuzu_Amigo_And_Rodeo_Sport.html


#5
A good automotive upholstery shop or a place that does convertible tops should be able to replace the zipper.

You might also look for places that do boat covers.


#6

Tester suggested exactly what I was going to suggest. Try a candle.
Years ago, when all zippers were metal, stores used to sell “zipper wax”. But, alas, it’s a thing of the past. I use candles now.

The other thing you might want to do is take a very close look at the spot the zipper hangs up at. There may be a loose thread hanging it up.