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This is a discussion on roof panel removal within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; How do you remove the roof panel that is black, i want to paint mine and would like to find ...

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    roof panel removal

    How do you remove the roof panel that is black, i want to paint mine and would like to find a site that has detailed instructions, it looks like the headliner is involved. thanks

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    You meen the piece between the rear glass and the T-tops on the outside of the car?

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    does your have bubbles in it?

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    yeah, the narrow black piece, i want to paint it to match the car, like the
    anniversary car has.

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    I believe this is glued on. I think....

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    no bubbles, i just like the look of the matching color panel, too much black for me on top

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    Quote Originally Posted by wu802 View Post
    yeah, the narrow black piece, i want to paint it to match the car, like the
    anniversary car has.
    Why not paint it on the car?
    I think if you do not put in on properly you could get air bubbles in it later on

    not 100% sure
    just a warning

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    Nice car BTW....

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    I went to a body shop and they thought it was bolted on under the headliner,
    They said to get a good spray it should be removed first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wu802 View Post
    I went to a body shop and they thought it was bolted on under the headliner,
    They said to get a good spray it should be removed first.
    It is bonded to the metal framework -- removal is generally a destructive process. Careful masking and prep work will allow you to paint it on the car. As noted above, the factory adhesive will most likely bleed through your paint at some point: Replacement Roof Panel

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    Quote Originally Posted by wu802 View Post
    I went to a body shop and they thought it was bolted on under the headliner,
    They said to get a good spray it should be removed first.
    I was under the impression that it was glued on
    I think some year cars had the wrong adhesive which caused the panel to obtain little air pockets inside. I'll have to double check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    I was under the impression that it was glued on
    I think some year cars had the wrong adhesive which caused the panel to obtain little air pockets inside. I'll have to double check.
    this is what I thought too... mine has a few bubbles now.

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    keep that shit black son! it seperates us from the v6 model.
    2002 Z28 Slighty modded...

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    Your chance of sucess of 1 piece removal is 0.00001%....


    I have T-topped a HT car, and that does NOT come off easy, nor in 1 piece.


    Mask it, and paint it on the car if you must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikat1 View Post
    keep that shit black son! it seperates us from the v6 model.
    I didn't know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I didn't know that.
    No No yes you did... Yes you did...

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    No No yes you did... Yes you did...
    Did I? I guess you would know

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    the anniversary model has it painted red to match the car, along with the
    unique stripes, i was considering going that route, but might keep it black and go with the black stripes,if any. What started me on the paint, was i
    need to replace both door center moldings, the clear coat was peeled just
    on the moldings, i ordered new ones and need to have them painted, paint
    ain't cheap, so instead of having excess paint kicking around was looking at painting the panel. But i will probably just avoid the whole hassle and keep it black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wu802 View Post
    the anniversary model has it painted red to match the car, along with the
    unique stripes, i was considering going that route, but might keep it black and go with the black stripes,if any. What started me on the paint, was i
    need to replace both door center moldings, the clear coat was peeled just
    on the moldings, i ordered new ones and need to have them painted, paint
    ain't cheap, so instead of having excess paint kicking around was looking at painting the panel. But i will probably just avoid the whole hassle and keep it black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wu802 View Post
    the anniversary model has it painted red to match the car, along with the
    unique stripes, i was considering going that route, but might keep it black and go with the black stripes,if any. What started me on the paint, was i
    need to replace both door center moldings, the clear coat was peeled just
    on the moldings, i ordered new ones and need to have them painted, paint
    ain't cheap, so instead of having excess paint kicking around was looking at painting the panel. But i will probably just avoid the whole hassle and keep it black.
    Alot of people take those off as appearance mods.

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