Removing vinyl roof? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-12-2002, 09:20 PM
bonuts's Avatar
Got Ouzo for touzo
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: C-eh N-eh D-eh
Age: 32
Posts: 416
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question Removing vinyl roof?

I am currently building a 1970 cadillac calais low rider and I want to remove the vinyl roof it just doesn't look right ya know. How can this be done? Ya I know its not a hot rod, but out of the factory it made over 375HP, and 525ft lbs torque, and only has 20,000 orig miles on it so it should move along OK, besides I have my hot rods, now I want something different. Any help would be appreciated.


bonuts

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-12-2002, 09:52 PM
Weimer's Avatar
Kenneth Howard hates you...
 

Last journal entry: door pics smaller
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Bellefontaine,Ohio
Age: 39
Posts: 572
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Start pulling...Once you pull the vinyl off, then the foam that is glued on, you will need to get a good stripper <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[nono]" /> I mean the chemical kind to remove the glue, once that is all off, start sanding and prepping for paint.
Later,
Weimer
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-12-2002, 10:16 PM
bonuts's Avatar
Got Ouzo for touzo
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: C-eh N-eh D-eh
Age: 32
Posts: 416
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

That easy eh. Well I hope so, i'll start next week, when I get the car home. Thanks.


bonuts
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-13-2002, 07:26 AM
tlambert's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: S.C.
Posts: 99
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Weimer is right about pulling the material off. You shouldn't need to strip the roof with chemical stripper. The local paint supply store should have a cleaner (ex. 3M) that will loosen up the glue and remove it with rags or some type of plastic scraper. Then sand with a medium grade paper to remove any glue that didn't come loose. Another way is to sand it with a D/A sander, this would be less messy and the glue should be the only thing that needs to be removed. Prime any bare metal and complete the refinishing steps.

[ November 13, 2002: Message edited by: tlambert ]</p>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-13-2002, 08:47 AM
Weimer's Avatar
Kenneth Howard hates you...
 

Last journal entry: door pics smaller
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Bellefontaine,Ohio
Age: 39
Posts: 572
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Sorry for the misunderstanding on the chemical stripper thing...Tlambert is right, 3M does make and excellent glue/adhesive remover that will suit your needs. I should have specified.
Also you may have to fill a few holes or grind off a few studs before painting...there is probably some there from the moulding clips.
Later,
WEIMER
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2002, 05:14 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: green bay wi
Posts: 15
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

i pulled the vinal top off a 70 mustang the 3m workes best when sprayed on and allowed to set for about 5 min and then scrape off with a ice scraper
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.