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Guys,
I've already taken the vinyl roof off the car, now I'm trying to
get the adhesive off. I've tried sanding it with a d.a., but it takes forever.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Paul
 

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Yep, it takes forever. Welcome to the club :D

Be careful about going crazy with chemicals --- remember that whatever you put on also has to come completely off, otherwise you could be in for a nasty surprise later when a miniscule drop of it that was hiding in some corner of a body seam bubbles up through your new paint job and ruins it....

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A local resto shop owner told me a trick to take it off, summer sunlight. The glue is sensitive to uv rays and heat. I took the vinyl top off, left the car in the summer sun for about a week. Then it crumbled off. I know this is the wrong time off year to do it, but I wonder if a uv lamp will do the job.
 

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Guys,
thanks for all the ideas. I am having luck with the d.a. I borrowed from a friend. It's pretty heavy duty, I have to be careful not to generate heat with it.
I will still try some of the above ideas. As good as the d.a. is, it still takes quite a bit of time. I guess there aren't any shortcuts.
 

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Maybe if you go to a company that sells stickers/decals for on your car.
They have residu remover (to remove everything before putting on the decals)
That stuff worked for me,it's safe for your paint.
Just spray on, wait a few minutes and remove with a plastic scraper.
It's citrus based to but it's a smelly job.

Option 2 is a caramel disc to remove adhesive, that also works very well but i takes very long.

It took me a combination of both to get mine off!:(
Good luck!
 
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