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Re: Acrylic top rebuild (3/13)
 8/6/23 10:59pm
terrdl28
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I didn't see anything for targa/acrylic top refurbishing from either of those vendors, but I found Corvettetops.com that specializes in it.  $450 for what I need, plus shipping. 

I'm going to ask them if they can go a shade darker than what I have to help with heat.  On longer drives it can become a hot incubator and I don't have a solid top.  I may also look into some type of window tinting, but that wouldn't solve the crazing.

Re: Acrylic top rebuild (4/13)
 8/7/23 8:29pm
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Years ago I bought a static cling film from MidAmerica for "The Beast".  It was a polka-dot pattern that helped a bit.  Didn't blow away either when the windows were open.  This is similar to what I had.

Wonder if this might work as an alternative.






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Re: Acrylic top rebuild (5/13)
 8/7/23 10:12pm
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Do you know if they will be able to repair the heat marks and such and make it look new?

I would interested to know.  Get back with me and I wish the best for you!

God bless,

Joe



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Re: Acrylic top rebuild (6/13)
 8/8/23 1:22am
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Sorry, I don't.  I'd suggest contacting them to be sure.



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Re: Acrylic top rebuild (7/13)
 8/8/23 9:55am
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Norsky said:

Years ago I bought a static cling film from MidAmerica for "The Beast".  It was a polka-dot pattern that helped a bit.  Didn't blow away either when the windows were open.  This is similar to what I had.

Wonder if this might work as an alternative.


This is a great idea. A friend told me about a product like this, but I had forgotten about it.  For about 10% of the price, I'm going to try it.  I ordered one last night.  - Thank you!






Re: Acrylic top rebuild (8/13)
 8/8/23 9:57am
terrdl28
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BooBoo421! said:

Do you know if they will be able to repair the heat marks and such and make it look new?

I would interested to know.  Get back with me and I wish the best for you!

Hello Joe, it sounds like it from their website ($450 plus shipping). They also offer fully restored replacements ($700 plus shipping).  Their website says you can call for more info at 815-670-0454.




Re: Acrylic top rebuild (9/13)
 8/8/23 10:02am
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terrdl28 said:
BooBoo421! said:

Do you know if they will be able to repair the heat marks and such and make it look new?

I would interested to know.  Get back with me and I wish the best for you!

Hello Joe, it sounds like it from their website ($450 plus shipping). They also offer fully restored replacements ($700 plus shipping).  Their website says you can call for more info at 815-670-0454.


Daniel, 

You want to make sure to enter your reply to a quoted message under the box, not in it.  Like this: 

 

Re: Acrylic top rebuild? (10/13)
 8/9/23 12:39pm
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Melrose T Top is excellent, easy to find on line. Did a great job on my 93 glass top.

Re: Acrylic top rebuild (11/13)
 8/9/23 2:32pm
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   I bought a used C5 3 years ago, and it came with a pop-in headliner for those days when the heat and sunlight were too intense.  I have never used it, but I have also noticed that they don't seem to be advertised (eBay for instance) for C4s.  I sure cannot see why not.  And it seems like it should be easy enough to fabricate one especially if there was a stiff enough closed cell foam inner core.

Re: Acrylic top rebuild (12/13)
 8/9/23 7:54pm
terrdl28
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I actually found one from zip Corvette and I know Mid-America also has them and I have one on order. Thanks for reaching out.

Re: Acrylic top rebuild (13/13)
 8/10/23 10:14am
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Years ago I bought a static cling film from MidAmerica for "The Beast".  It was a polka-dot pattern that helped a bit.  Didn't blow away either when the windows were open.  This is similar to what I had.

Wonder if this might work as an alternative.Norsky said:


 
 
 
 

I have that on my 79 that has Ttops.....without will bake your head.

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