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Vinyl Roof

Discussion in 'Rover P6 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.

  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.

    Last edited: Oct 6, 2018
  7. sdibbers

    sdibbers Well-Known Member

    Lighter fluid might well work without damaging the paint. I’ve used it to remove contact adhesive in the past successfully.
  8. classicalgreen

    classicalgreen Active Member

    good luck with. that. I much prefer vinyl look :) but as cars come with a choice when new.. either is Ok .
  9. Dean

    Dean New Member

    try Fabsil. it is a silicone based waterproofer for tents etc. get a large spray tin and leave for a short time to allow the adhesive to soften. its great for getting stickers etc off of glass etc, although i have not tried vinyl adhesive. good thing is though it will not damage the paint.
  10. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    I have used with success just plain old turps .
    Contact adhesive is definitely softened and dissolved by General purpose Turps.
    Try on a small section, you have to give it time to work , so dont be impatient expecting an instant result.
    Final hint........never use paint thinners ,it will remove the paint and everything very smartly , with no go back and try again...
    good luck and let us know the results..:)


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