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Rear roof pannel issues

This is a discussion on Rear roof pannel issues within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Im not sure if this is a commin issue with Camaro's but the black pannel (right behind the t-top that ...

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    Rear roof pannel issues

    Im not sure if this is a commin issue with Camaro's but the black pannel (right behind the t-top that seperates the back glass) is starting to get these bubbles all around the areas where its sealed to the body of the car. I think its fiberglass (not sure) but its factory and it has never been repainted. It looks like rust bubbles and its making the clear coat bubble up in some spots too, but seeing how its plastic it cant be. It seems like its having some kind of chemical reaction to something. Ive never seen this before and if anyone on here has or can give me some info on it i would appreaciate it.

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    Yepp its a recall, because of the adhesive they used when attaching the panel. Here is the bulletin # Bubbles in the Paint Around the Perimeter of the Roof (Replace Roof) #03-08-98-001A - (Apr 2, 2003)
    The panel will have to be replace and new adhesive added.
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    Lots of info and pics in this thread: Replacement Roof Panel

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    Atleast we all know that 98s are affected w/ this issue as well. Damn the GM cost cutting...

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    Black paint does seem to accentuate the problem. On a hot sunny day, we have fluid that leaks out of the bubbles. Guess I need to get around to installing our new panel.

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    Didnt know this was an issue!! Thanks for the info guys!!
    Seeing how this is an old recall do you think its too late for me to bring it to the dealer??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98 Z/28 View Post
    Didnt know this was an issue!! Thanks for the info guys!!
    Seeing how this is an old recall do you think its too late for me to bring it to the dealer??

    I believe the recall expired in 2008.

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    So it looks like im on my own for this then huh! Sucks
    From all the other posts I see it looks like an expensive fix. Thats money I could have put to use in other parts other than a roof pannel!!!

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    There never really was a recall on them, Just a Technical Service Bulletin..

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    My car had that crap bad. Got it fixed tho on GMs dime years ago.

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    I'm starting to see several bubbles on mine.....

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    Yeah this topic has been beat to death. Your on your own, I couldnt even get the dealer to do it in 2007. It was never a recall, just a service bulliten. Maybe if you knew someone, but....... Hey, at least you know the car has never had top damage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98 Z/28 View Post
    So it looks like im on my own for this then huh! Sucks
    From all the other posts I see it looks like an expensive fix. Thats money I could have put to use in other parts other than a roof pannel!!!
    Yep I had that happen to my 99 TA and I took it to the body shop and they wouldn't fix it. It would cost me $900 just for the tbar panel and another $300 to paint it so yeah you're looking at some serious money unless you do it yourself.

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