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Here you guys go: Spent all day on it today! That was nice. Yes it did have the original color under that-and the red-oxide primer too. Too bad I had to sand it all off- The roof just had started to bubble decently in just two places but after i stripped it down-boy there was about 20 little spots of rust.

I need to know how to keep posting pics in topics as a continuous post rather than reposting!! http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/files/attachments/1196219203-P1010040.JPG
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Wow Marc, it sure looks a lot better than the pictures from the other day! Good job. What is the process for reinstalling a vinyl roof?
 

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Lol thats a dang good question! Im researching that- but from what I say on a speed channel muscle car show -was one half first center it glue it stretch the other side but im looking for all the info i can find right now!
 

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Looks like the job is coming along nicely! Sorry I didn't comment on your original post. Here's a link to a recent post regarding vinyl top installation:
Vinyl Top Thread

To keep posting on your original topic, just go to any of the posts in the thread and hit the "reply" button in the lower right corner. That way they'll all stay on the same topic. Good luck and keep posting your "in progress" pics!
 

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Hey guys where he is the update- had the rust to primer to sit for 24 hours and put the red oxide primer on. This is after I unmasked everything.So enjoy-oh yeah parts are ordered and should be here soon!

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Honestly, I don't recall what I used! I did my top in '87, I then sold the car in '92.
 

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Are you planning to paint the roof before you install the vinyl top? I didn't think the red oxide primer was considered a sealer, and you'll probably want some sort of sealer to keep moisture from reaching the metal roof.
 

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Yeah Im going to have to look at the primer and see if its a primer/sealer- I know some are. Anyway recieved all my parts yesterday and that vinyl top is huge! Its not cut to fit real well. Wondering if they sent me the right one It goes all the way down to the doors with it on there! Everything else looks great!
 

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The top was a pain in the A$$. DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT DO ONE WHOLE HALF AT A TIME. With that being said do about a 1/4 at a time and everything is much easier. I know the top is off about 1/2 inch off to the passenger side due to over stretching. But the experience doing it myself (with my dad helping-YOU DO NEED TWO PEOPLE).

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Nice job, I and looking into doing my top
 

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It looks great! I followed your original thread too as I'm getting ready to install a new top on my 68 coupe. I used a product called chassis saver from my PPG supplier to neutralize the surface rust and then primered and topcoated after that. Now the paint mfg'r says that I have to wait 90 days for the paint to cure or I'll risk having lifting problems. I painted just the roof right now so it'll be curing while I do the remainder of the restoration and paint. I'll attach a pic of it's current condition. Can't wait to get it painted and the top on!
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Looks nice did you have much rust under the top?
 

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I had seen several years ago a spray on "Vinyl" top, a tape was used to simulate the seams. It looked real good. Any one remember this method??
 
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