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This is a discussion on T-Top Shield Question... within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; so, I made my own shields about a year ago and they work great...no complaints about how they perform. The ...

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    T-Top Shield Question...

    so, I made my own shields about a year ago and they work great...no complaints about how they perform. The issue im having is that the velcro patches that I used to hold them in place get hot in the sun and decide to move around until they cool off and stick again. Does anybody know of some high temp glue or some high temp velcro type patches I can use? The patches I'm currently using are about the size of a quarter "pretty much the same that came from the factory size wise".

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    QuickTite or hit up your local Loew's/Home Depot for some replacement velcro patches. If you use QuickTite, make sure you clean the glass surface real good with rubbing alcohol before applying the glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    QuickTite or hit up your local Loew's/Home Depot for some replacement velcro patches. If you use QuickTite, make sure you clean the glass surface real good with rubbing alcohol before applying the glue.
    so it wont melt or soften in sunlight? thats all im worried about. Thanks for the recommendation by the way!
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    QuickTite shouldn't. Take your velcro patches off and scrape off the adhesive with a razor blade. DO NOT CUT YOURSELF!! Add a dab of QuickTite to the velcro patches and reapply. You should be good to go and not have that gooey adhesive to deal with anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    QuickTite shouldn't. Take your velcro patches off and scrape off the adhesive with a razor blade. DO NOT CUT YOURSELF!! Add a dab of QuickTite to the velcro patches and reapply. You should be good to go and not have that gooey adhesive to deal with anymore.
    is that your way of CYA in case I accidentally cut a finger off...?

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    In a word...yes.

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    Another way to solve your problem is to install a high grade 3m limo tint to the inside of your t-top glass, that will eliminate the need for the covers, and you will eliminate the heat problem too.

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    Those things are already so dark I don't even use the covers, and I'm in Arizona. I can drive my wifes T-top 4th gen all day and the top of my head never gets sunburnt (yes I'm missing some hair )

    I can't say the same for the sunroof in the mustang though, I have to wear a hat driving that car, it's tinted some but still cooks my head. I plan to do just as Steve suggested and limo tint that sucker.

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    If I'm in my car, the t-tops are out 99.9% of the time.
    It's on jackstands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    If I'm in my car, the t-tops are out 99.9% of the time.
    That's one thing we almost never do. Pain in the butt. I'd rather drive the vert and push a button

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    I rarely take mine out anymore. Some cooler summer nights just before sunset is always my favorite time to do so though.

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    Pain in the butt to remove them? It takes 30 seconds, literally lol. I just leave mine out all summer most of the time though.

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    Just a pain in the butt in general. I can't park the thing anywhere without having to put them back in because I can't lock the car up, then take them back out, put them in, blah blah... And when they are out, if you stash them in the holders in the back, then the trunk compartment becomes useless to carry anything else so scratch picking up the groceries or put the tops back in......See what I mean

    Besides my wife drives it daily, parks it at work, runs errands, etc.. leaving them out all summer just isn't feasable. I like the vert, I can press a button put the top down, park it, press a button and lock it up, come back out press a button put the top down. It's an old age thing I guess. I have enough processes to go through at this stage in my life, I don't need to add anymore to it

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    Ah, yea, I forgot yours was a DD. That makes a difference. Mine really never gets parked anywhere without me by it. For the most part, it comes out of the garage for an hr or two cruise and goes right back in the garage after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Ah, yea, I forgot yours was a DD. That makes a difference. Mine really never gets parked anywhere without me by it. For the most part, it comes out of the garage for an hr or two cruise and goes right back in the garage after.
    Gotcha If it were more of a toy for us, I might be more likely to leave them out for a while, I'd just have to wear a hat

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