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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 01, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Is a vinyl top(roof) removable and in such a way that nobody can tell it once was a vinyl top?
If so, what does it take to do this.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 01, 12:23 PM
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I think they are put on with adhesive and there are some mouldings that also help hold them. I guess you would have to strip and repaint after removing the vinyl. I believe you can buy something that will soften the adhesive and then you can peel or scrape the vinly off.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 01, 12:27 PM
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Oops, I mean vinyl, not vinly! I think a vinly top is different!!!!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 01, 06:02 PM
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I took the vinyl top off of my '69. I had to grind off the studs that held the trim on, but you can't tell now that it ever had one on it.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 01, 04:51 AM
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And the metal under a vinyl top is not finished, it requires Extra bodywork to make it smooth, + you never know the condition of the roof untill you remove it. I like a vinyl top now, I used to hate them, but there are not many because everyone cuts them off...

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 01, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, these were the answers I wanted to hear!!



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