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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 19, 2:57 PM Thread Starter
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Vinyl tops are in league with Satan !

I truly hate vinyl tops with every bit of my soul. Here is my progress yesterday



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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 19, 3:15 PM
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Re: Vinyl tops are in league with Satan !

I'll tell you what. Paint the new roof, and I'll take your vinyl top trim off your hands.
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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Vinyl tops are in league with Satan !

YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate 'um also!

Beck in the 70s, EVERYONE thought they had to have a vinyl top------------including me. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!

The 76 Cutlass that I still have today, I ordered new. It's a very unique car and I'm keeping it. It's a Cutlass S, not a 442. I ordered it with PS, PB, air, tilt, and a white vinyl top, AM-FM 8track, and a few other options. Years later, before I realized it, rust has taken a toll around the edges of the vinyl and chrome trim.
If you look close you can see the rust along the lower edge of the chrome trim. Someday, when I become rich and famous, I'm going to have the vinyl top removed and and the rust areas repaired.
Yes, having a vinyl top is a HUGE mistake!!!!!!!!!!
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Love that car Tom! Terry
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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 9:00 PM
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Re: Vinyl tops are in league with Satan !

A lot of those vinyl tops were dealer installed to promote the sale, I know because I used to do about 5 vinyl tops in a day for dealers.
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My car looked naked when I took the top off, was off for a year, I couldn't stand it, the top went back on.

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post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 9:30 PM
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Re: Vinyl tops are in league with Satan !

Cant see your images?
I always thought they looked good if the color combo was right. They are making a comeback along with guys putting ac back on.
If my car was a real color id consider one.

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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 10:18 PM
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No, not in league with Satan, they are the spawn of Satan
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is that Aztec Bronze or Autumn Gold? That's going to look good.
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Thanks, Granada gold. That was back in July. It’s back at different shop now getting the paint finished, couple weeks away. Some lost $$ and time.
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post #13 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 11:01 PM
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Re: Vinyl tops are in league with Satan !

I like the look of vinyl tops but I'm a little worried about some rust forming under it so now I'm thinking to have the top painted black instead while still using the vinyl top mouldings like in the pictures below).

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post #14 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 11:47 PM
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There is a vinyl wrap that has a gain texture pattern in the print that looks pretty close to the vinyl that came on our cars. So, chrome trim and wrap it. Here is just one sample.

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post #15 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 19, 12:03 AM
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Re: Vinyl tops are in league with Satan !

When buying cars back then, I always went for the vinyl top option. I still like them today. I've never had much trouble with them rusting the top and when it comes to the rust belt, you could say I live near the buckle.
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