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Updated 10/3 with the TSB to deal with this issue:

TSB 21-2339 : Soft Top Roof - Paint Scratches On Sports Tube


Original post July 25, 2021

I've had the soft top down all the way a couple of times now. Mainly took the rear and side windows off and left them off for two days. Opened and closed the top at night and morning, also when not driving to keep the seats cool ( the sun heats up the MGV very quickly, I noticed this rub on the roll bar. Will be talking with the dealer about it this in the near future. The soft top frame has a little lateral play. when closing it up, the frame can rub if it isn't lifted perfectly even left to right.

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I've had the soft top down all the way a couple of times now. Mainly took the rear and side windows off and left them off for two days. Opened and closed the top at night and morning, also when not driving to keep the seats cool ( the sun heats up the MGV very quickly, I noticed this rub on the roll bar. Will be talking with the dealer about it this in the near future. The soft top frame has a little lateral play. when closing it up, the frame can rub if it isn't lifted perfectly even left to right.

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Ugh. Thanks for posting. Where exactly is it rubbing? What section of the bar? Can’t tell from the picture.
 

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Felt tape on the soft top bars
This seems like an easy enough fix. Any recommendations on a brand that has good adhesion / wearability?
 

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I'd just put a bit of helicopter tape on the spot where it contacts. Cheap and easy. Looks better than felt a lnd cheaper (and tougher) than PPFing the whole bar.

Bummer you need to do it but not a huge issue.
 

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I’ve test driven two soft tops at local dealers (Fox and Borgman here in Grand Rapids MI). Both had ribs right behind the rear door. I thought maybe they were early production. Interesting (and discouraging) to see in a delivered unit.
 
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