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Offline Turbotim2

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Vinyl roof
« on: July 13, 2020, 06:06:03 PM »
The vinyl roof covering on my eagle isn't in the best shape.   What are my options?  It doesn't look repairable.   Strip it off and paint?

Offline Mitch

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Re: Vinyl roof
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 05:45:50 AM »
Either strip and paint or take it to a customizer/upholsterer to have it replaced.

Offline vangremlin

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Re: Vinyl roof
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 11:34:38 AM »
I had the vinyl roof on my two door sedan replaced and it turned out great.  Hopefully you don't run into any rust under the vinyl.
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Re: Vinyl roof
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2020, 04:47:14 PM »
I suspect there is along the top of the windshield.

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Re: Vinyl roof
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 05:11:50 PM »
It's amazing what JB-Weld will fill.
  • Remove the rust first.
  • Never apply more as a body filler than you want to leave. Means you don't have to grind or sand.
    - Except for the last skim coat, where sanding will be minimal to get a smooth blended surface.
  • I've also used it against fibreglass backing cloth (tacked in place with some spots of JB-Weld, set, then fill over top), and with polylester microspheres mixed into the mixed JB-Weld to extend it.
  • I've even used metal screening in place of cloth, but coated all of the metal weave so it's coated against future rusting.
  • For larger holes, choose a backing, tack in place with construction adhesive (doesn't hurt to 'butter' the backing with construction adhesive too) and let cure. Fill with construciton adhesive and let cure. Surface coat with JB-Weld with microspheres.
  • Place the backing entirely inside the hole, with a thin piece of curved/bent wood or plastic, poked through the backing and pulling it up to contact and bond to the backside of the hole opening. 


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