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Transparent top (1/6)
 5/28/17 12:07pm
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Grosse Pointe, MI - USA

1991 black coupe, tan interior, few upgrades done and few more pending.

Joined: 8/31/2015
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When parking in the sun, this top is killing me. The inside temps really get up there. I don't have the solid top and don't like the prices I have seen for one. Has anyone did a plastic wrap on their transparent top? This is an old one that is showing stress marks anyway.
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Re: Transparent top (2/6)
 5/29/17 9:59am
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Ephrata, PA - USA

1995 Std Coupe Dark Purple Metallic Auto Trans Z07 Suspension Just under 23K miles (7.7.13)

Joined: 7/7/2013
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Corvette Central (and several other Corvette aftermarket stores) lists a "static cling" liner with-or-without perforations to help cool the interior.  The perforated one is Item #604426 and sells for 34.95.  Nice thing about it - it can be removed easily for driving in cooler weather.
Re: Transparent top (3/6)
 5/30/17 7:53pm
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1993 coupe 100% original polo green

Joined: 7/26/2015
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Yes I have a 93 with transparent Hard top , and it was hot as hell , so I tried this ; bought a static cling dark blue vinyl insert from corvette mods.com 39 $ a bit pricey, but it helped , only 6 weeks old so I can't say at this point how durable it is , good luck
Re: Transparent top (4/6)
 5/30/17 10:47pm
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Duncanville, TX - USA

1985 Coupe-L98/Auto,Bright Red/Carmine. 1974 Coupe-L48/4speed, Medium Red Metallic/Black Deluxe.

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I have the perforated one on my '85, and it certainly helps, as does a tinted rear glass. The amount of glass on these cars, and the rake of the front windshield makes it hard to keep the interior cool, even with a solid top. Gotta leave the side windows down a tad to let the hot air circulate some while parked....and make dang sure the A/C is working correctly! Best bet is to try to always park in the shade. 


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Re: Transparent top (5/6)
 7/12/17 7:48am
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My transparent top was cracked at the the edges where it sits in the rear deck holder when its off. I superglued the cracks (Loctite 454 gel) and glassed them over and under.
Then I sanded down the whole roof and had it painted red when the whole car was repainted as I prefer the look of a colour matched roof. I found some red insulation material that matched the red interior and lined the inside of the panel. Looks ok now..

Re: Transparent top (6/6)
 7/12/17 10:04pm
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Olney, MD - USA

93 Polo Green Convertible with Bilstein Shocks, Autopower RollBar, Simpson 5 point harness, Grand Sport wheels, bald tires and dirty air filter! 2003 Anniversary Red 50th Anniversary Convertible

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I had a California Pop top that I used on my coupe.  it's like a car cover for your greenhouse.  It covers all the glass and take just a minute to put on and take off.
It really brings the temps down in hot weather.  you can leave the roof off, too and it protects you from rain.  I had the hatch ajar when I took this picture.


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