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S.C.M. fenders, doors and roof??

This is a discussion on S.C.M. fenders, doors and roof?? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Hello to all who may know the question is to save weight G.M. used S.C.M. instead of steel. Now t ...

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    Question S.C.M. fenders, doors and roof??

    Hello to all who may know the question is to save weight G.M. used S.C.M. instead of steel.
    Now t tops are avoided over a steel roof for added structural strength for handling and overall.
    Now i found that theres a s.c.m. panel over the roof.
    Question does anyone know what material is under the S.C M. sheet that bubbles on 99-2002 roofs?
    Is it mostly steel for rigidity. and or what if anyone thinks they know or may know i'd apeciate knowing
    thanx

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    the panels are SMC......and its some funky glue that GM used to bond the top panel that causes the bubbles......the only cure is to replace it......do a search....there are many .....many....many........threads about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    the panels are SMC......and its some funky glue that GM used to bond the top panel that causes the bubbles......the only cure is to replace it......do a search....there are many .....many....many........threads about it
    ok i been reading them i also heard its for saving weight??
    I dont think anyone really knows if under these panels if it is an actual steel roof and sail panel ??
    also then why scm over steel to save 5 lbs maybe max???
    If it is steel underneath??

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    Yes, its just like every other car. It has a steel structure/bracing underneath. And instead of sheet metal panel over it, it has SMC (Sheet Molded Compound) to save weight

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