: Vinyl Top



DopeStar 156
02-18-05, 05:51 PM
Today I found a small crack in my vinyl top and I guess it's time to get it redone. How much would I be looking at to have my vinyl top replaced? I know some members have had this done so I wonder what it'l run me. Thanks.

CoupeDevilleRob
02-18-05, 06:43 PM
Awhile ago I got an estimate to have mine redone. It was about $175, but mine would require a lot less work than yours, so I guess you're looking at more money. BTW, I still haven't gotten it done.

AElayyat
02-18-05, 09:02 PM
Mine was around ~ $400 range. (You remember what it looked like before)

DopeStar 156
02-18-05, 10:15 PM
My dad says he called this wackjob who wants $700!!! AElayyat post some pics of your car again, I love the job they did with yours.

AElayyat
02-19-05, 05:28 PM
Sure no problem DopeStar, remember the factory top was that old people ugly brown color, but I wanted the color of the new top to be a good match with the interior/body color. Here are a few pics:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/data/506/7633DSC00599-med.JPG (http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/3451/size/big/password//sort/1/cat/506)

http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/data/506/7633DSC00596-med.JPG (http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/3448/size/big/password//sort/1/cat/506)

http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/data/506/7633DSC00593-med.JPG (http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/3444/size/big/password//sort/1/cat/506)

DopeStar 156
02-20-05, 12:51 AM
Gorgeous.... I'm gonna start calling places and getting quotes soon.

caddycruiser
02-20-05, 12:36 PM
I really wish my '93 with the factory roof had a texture like AElayyat's. It looks like it would be so much easier to clean than the little "goosebump" texture mine has.

luddyludwick
03-10-05, 01:40 AM
Guys,

Sorry to dig up an old topic, but...

What is the name of the vinyl "grain" used on the '85. Since you, Dope and AElayyat, have an '86 and an '85, respectively, I think we should all have the same pattern on ours. Just wondering...I'll need to get some sealing work done on mine, too, but jeez, there are a LOT of cracks in mine now...

How do you keep it in good shape, too? Mine has been garage-kept since 1985, but still has gotten ugly...

90Brougham350
03-10-05, 10:12 AM
Baby Oil! Works great. Don't use armor-all, that stuff cooks the top when the car sits in the sun. Just put some baby oil on a cloth and go nuts. And yes, it does run down the back window in the rain, but it works great.

Brian

DopeStar 156
03-10-05, 12:53 PM
Actually, mine's an 89. I'm actually having trouble finding someone who will actually redo a full vinyl top. No one wants to do it.

CoupeDevilleRob
03-10-05, 03:49 PM
Actually, mine's an 89. I'm actually having trouble finding someone who will actually redo a full vinyl top. No one wants to do it.

That's because they're a bunch of sissy girly men.

DopeStar 156
03-10-05, 06:10 PM
That's because they're a bunch of sissy girly men.
Rob there are none as wise as you. Damn pussies.

AElayyat
03-11-05, 12:28 AM
Guys,

Sorry to dig up an old topic, but...

What is the name of the vinyl "grain" used on the '85. Since you, Dope and AElayyat, have an '86 and an '85, respectively...

How do you keep it in good shape, too? Mine has been garage-kept since 1985, but still has gotten ugly...

As far as I know its called an 'Elk grain' pattern. To keep up a vinyl top I'm going to guess and say McGuires vinyl products, all I know is that almost anything better than Armorall.

Leloz
03-11-05, 09:09 AM
I paid $600 for a fully padded vinyl top for my '76 Fleetwood, it turned out perfect.

DopeStar 156
03-11-05, 10:46 AM
Killer, I just called a dude about the top and he quoted $400. He's got like 20 years of experience sounds like a good deal.

Mark Woodley
03-11-05, 12:20 PM
There is a company called Fibrenew that you might want to contact.