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Vinyl Roof

Discussion in 'Bodywork & Interior' started by Johnnybgood, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Johnnybgood

    Johnnybgood Member

    I have removed the vinyl roof on my V8 as it was badly torn. Under the vinyl is a painted roof which I might just keep as it is. The question is, does anyone recommend anything to remove all the adhesive without damaging the paint too much?
    Thanks, John
     
  2. quattro

    quattro Well-Known Member

    You could try Evode 191 adhesive cleaner, but to be honest, I very much doubt you can get it off without damaging the paint. It has been on there a very long time.

    Normal paint thinners may also work.

    Richard
     
  3. ghce

    ghce Well-Known Member

    A possible suggestion is to use a heat gun at very low temperature.
     
  4. Johnnybgood

    Johnnybgood Member

    Thanks for the replies. I've used some Sticky Stuff Remover that we had in the kitchen. It's working but it's hard work. There is very little damage to the paint, mainly where the vinyl was torn as it was when I bought the car. Some of the adhesive has taken a few spots of paint with it but what paint I've revealed looks not too bad. I'm prepared to try and keep the roof in paint, I quite like it!
     
  5. The Rovering Member

    The Rovering Member Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking of a vinyl roof for Bruiser, thanks to some birdlime damage.
     
  6. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    Firstly dont use any type of paint thinners, it will just dissolve the paint pronto.
    secondly.. the rat rod look is coming back so go for the "just stripped old vinyl and look at my paint look"...even paint it with the union jack for admiring glances when driving on the mall ;)
    PS: you will need to get your right hand gestures just right for the admiring crowds...
    Peter
     

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