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Old 02-21-2012, 06:20 AM
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Vinyl top rust issues and T-top question

Hey there everyone!
My 78 cutlass salon had a vinyl top! Ripped it all off to find multiple rust spots and some significant corrosion! I have heard that cars with bundle tops were not finished to be a reg hard top! Any thoughts? Also cut the t-tops off of another 78, how much trouble is it to put it on my car! Any body shop? Any thoughts on that?

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Old 02-21-2012, 05:12 PM
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You are right, a lot of times they did not paint the roof when there was a vinyl top going on the car. If I were you, I'd clean it off down to bare metal, and prime and paint the roof. Any color paint will do if you will be re-doing the vinyl top. This was not made of regular vinyl, it was a special fabric and it is not available everywhere. Here is a link to the correct topping material: CLICK HERE

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