Vinyl Roof

#1
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
 

quattro

Well-Known Member
#2
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
 
#4
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!
 
#6
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
Firstly dont use any type of paint thinners, it will just dissolve the paint pronto.

Peter
 
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sdibbers

Well-Known Member
#7
Lighter fluid might well work without damaging the paint. I’ve used it to remove contact adhesive in the past successfully.
 
#9
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
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..:)

Peter
 
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