11-13-2003, 01:20:00 AM
I have an '81 camaro Z-28 with the Fischer
T-Tops. I noticed that the black tape on the outer trim was peeling off.
I originally thought that someone who had the car before me put like electric tape on it or something. That is why I just went ahead and started peeling the rest off(and I would re-tape it). But, then noticed that it's not electric tape. It is some sort of tape (not electric) though. My question is this: I want to either re-tape it or paint the trim back to what it was originally supposed to be. Does anyone know how these originally came? And what do I need to do to fix this eye sore of a problem? Thanks!!!!!
11-13-2003, 10:05:00 AM
I am the original owner of my 79 T/A. It has been well preserved. The frame of the t-top does not look black. There is some metallic in it, kind of like a dark charcoal metallic with a tint of blue in it. I'm not sure if the metallic is from the metal frame under the thin paint or if it is in the paint itself. I've seen a lot of people just paint these black, but that is definitely not correct.
11-13-2003, 10:58:00 AM
Obviously this tape is not originally installed like you said. I guess my next question is what type of paint or what method would be best to paint it? What type of primer & type of Paint?
11-13-2003, 10:17:00 PM
i cleaned mine up, scuffed them, and hit them with semi-gloss rustolium... no primer... it's held up pretty well, but the lack of primer was a mistake... the look was very nice...
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11-18-2003, 12:30:00 PM
I came accross this thread when doing a search for Fisher t-tops on google.com hope it helps
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11-18-2003, 06:11:00 PM
Yea, that hoghead site is a good source for info on t-tops. Both Fisher and Hurst.
11-18-2003, 07:48:00 PM
I think the trim pieces have some sort of black anodizing on them from what I can tell and mine are original Fisher type T-tops. If you can get the trim pieces off the glass, you could have the trim powder coated. Definetly will hold up better than painting them will. Just my $.02 worth! http://www.nastyz28.com/ubb/wink.gif
[This message has been edited by 80Camaroman (edited November 18, 2003).]
11-21-2003, 01:53:00 PM
That was a great post Thanks for that info on that site!