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The vinyl roof on my '99 DeVille is no longer snug with the roof of my car.
I can actually lift it up partially on the driver's side. Question - what secures it to the roof? Is it cemented, screwed, or what? You can hear the wind rushing under it at highway speeds and I'm afraid the wind might lift the whole thing off! The vinyl roof is in excellent shape, but I've got to secure it.
Need some advice. By the way, it is a full roof application and was on the car when I purchased it new. I don't think it was a dealer add-on, it was factory installed (I think.)
 

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NIK said:
The vinyl roof on my '99 DeVille is no longer snug with the roof of my car.
I can actually lift it up partially on the driver's side. Question - what secures it to the roof? Is it cemented, screwed, or what? You can hear the wind rushing under it at highway speeds and I'm afraid the wind might lift the whole thing off! The vinyl roof is in excellent shape, but I've got to secure it.
Need some advice. By the way, it is a full roof application and was on the car when I purchased it new. I don't think it was a dealer add-on, it was factory installed (I think.)
Am I the only guy this ever happened to?
 

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You most likely aren't, but the problem is, vinyl tops were never a factory thing on the late 90's Deville, and how yours is made and attached is based largely on who or what company actually did it.

That being said, the general layout of custom tops is like this: 1) a layer of padding glued down to the roof metal, 2) the fitted vinyl or canvas cover, usually with just the edges screwed down or glued, along with any final trim pieces.

So, suffice it to say, if it still looks fine but is just loose, I'd say re-gluing it would be the first course of action, though I'm not sure what kind of glue would be good to use.
 

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:yeah:

try an upholstering shop and ask em what glue or have them fix it.

Otherwise, maybe someone here will eventually chime in with good info. (did you do a search on this forum?)
 
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