Any tips/tricks for removing a vinyl top?

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by G8RTYPELT, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. G8RTYPELT

    G8RTYPELT New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Location:
    Birminham AL
    It's in pretty bad shape but the car and paint is pretty good. I peeked under the a pillar and the paint looks nice there too. Just wondering how big of PIA this will be. Thanks. Marty. 75 Type LT
     
  2. Revin

    Revin Veteran Member

    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    65
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2016
    Location:
    Round Rock , TEXAS
    Tip....
    Get rid of it. Traps moisture.
    Not pretty under factory job later on. Fighting the rust on mine now
     
  3. Bikefixr

    Bikefixr Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,745
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Beer....lots and lots of beer.
     
  4. 70 Proof

    70 Proof Veteran Member

    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    Location:
    Southern Utah
    Check Youtube for videos on vinyl roof removal.
     
  5. alpinemetal

    alpinemetal Member

    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2014
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Beer is good advice as is a garbage can close by...seen it done multiple times. Remove all the trim and just peal it off like the label of a pickle jar.
     
  6. Zstar

    Zstar Veteran Member

    Messages:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    286
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2014
    Location:
    Ocala, Florida
    Spread paint thinner very liberally. Light. RUN!
     
  7. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

    Messages:
    15,746
    Likes Received:
    278
    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    I don't think peeling it back will be an issue if the paint was properly done. The glue will remain on the roof, but the vinyl will peel off. Your challenge will be to get the glue off...Not sure what would be effective and not cause the paint to come too.
     
  8. Jon balch

    Jon balch Veteran Member Gold Member

    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2017
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Wax and grease remover works pretty good at breaking down the glue
     
  9. Jon balch

    Jon balch Veteran Member Gold Member

    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2017
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Toluene Is what you want. I think I’ve seen it at Lowe’s or tractor supply. Use a spray bottle. Let it sit for a few minutes then wipe off
     

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.