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Bubbled-up sail panel

This is a discussion on Bubbled-up sail panel within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; New guy here, so don't throw rocks if this questions been asked a million times. My '02 SS's sail panel ...

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    Junior Member jweeks02ss's Avatar
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    Bubbled-up sail panel

    New guy here, so don't throw rocks if this questions been asked a million times. My '02 SS's sail panel looks like it's bubbling-up across the top and some on the sides, like there's a seal underneath that may be seperating. The car stays covered most of the time, so the weather's not a big contributor. Any ideas?

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    Its the glue GM used. Happens to a lot of people. You'll need to replace it.

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    ^^ This.

    More info here: Replacement Roof Panel

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    I read that the part is discontinued. Not sure how true that is. Mine is starting to show signs of it and so is my dad's. Both are 02's.
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    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    As stated, common problem on these cars.
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    Mine is doing the same thing

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    Wouldn't it be a good thing if GM discontinued the part?? Wouldn't that mean the aftermarket could start making them and charge a reasonable price for a change??

    Anyway, I still see them on the partsdirect site for $660 and I know I saw them at another site which I cannot seem to remember.

    Found it: http://www.classicindustries.com/cam...rts/g4546.html
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    I have the same problem. I contacted GM Parts Direct and they dont have any.Gm has discontinued the part, and there arent any in any dealerships in the U.S.

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    im having the same problem with my 00 ss as well such a beautiful car the camaros and trans ams for them to have bubled up sails looking like a teenager with pimples
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    One company is looking into making these, 6literdesigns.

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    ASAP on that. All the pimples have popped on mine.

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    Wouldn't this be great if it was covered by warranty or something? You can slightly see it on mine

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    Can somebody please post a picture of your sail panel with the bubbles so I can get an idea of what it looks like

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    I would, but mine isn't very noticeable yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbodyNATION View Post
    Can somebody please post a picture of your sail panel with the bubbles so I can get an idea of what it looks like
    Not mine, but found on LS1Tech:



    Kinda looks like water spots at first.

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    does this happen to all fourth gen fbodies?

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    Hasn't happened on my 98 TA but it is white I noticed it on a few of my friends where that price is blk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverWS.6 View Post
    Wouldn't this be great if it was covered by warranty or something? You can slightly see it on mine
    Some people got it covered under warranty but it was a fight. But warranty has passed on most 98-02 4th gens..

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    Yep.. started a few months ago on my 02... not terriable yet.. but its there... and now my hood's clearcoat is starting to go... Poor car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolBreeze View Post
    does this happen to all fourth gen fbodies?
    98-02 models only.

    98 was the year GM switched the glue and fucked them all up.

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