Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, fixing vinyl top.... in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; The vinyl top on my '79 DeVille is showing age, there are a couple of cuts about 1/4" long, and ...
The vinyl top on my '79 DeVille is showing age, there are a couple of cuts about 1/4" long, and not sure if it is because of me driving threw a big hail storm, or if it was there, but alot of smaller cracks in the vinyl. When it rains, it lets the padded roof absorb water, and may start rusting out the metal roof.... what is the best way to fix this? I was thinking just to get some silicone sealant, but i don't think that would look good.... at first i wanted to just take the roof off and get the car painted in the future, but the paint is in really good condition, and even though I don't like the color (Canary Yellow) I can't see runing nice, origanal paint (plus I want to do the engine swap first).... so what is the best way to try and save the vinyl top?
I've been driving myself crazy with the same question, my '72 Deville has a sweet paint job and I'd really like to keep the original vinyl, but the last owner let it sit outside for too long and now there are little cracks all over it. Somebody told me that there is a product I can use to fill in those unsightly cracks and make it all look better while also protecting it, but I have not been able to find it. I haven't even been able to find the answer in these forums! I will keep looking for the product, and let you know as soon as I find something.
when I worked at the used car lot we woud use a paint for this, when he quit coming by, I remember using latex paint and a sponge brush. I would fill the cracks with sealer and paint, it always looked better than it did, it could hold u over till u change it
Upholsterers don't all know about vinyl roofs either. Their specialty is stuffing seats not dealing with what's on the outside of a car. Bottom line like I mentioned before goto a shop that knows what they are doing.