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MadeInMaine 02-23-2012 10:23 AM

Painted roof, or Vinyl covering over roof?
 
Hey guys,

so I will be purchasing a FJ soon, and let me tell you... the white roof is junk...

just wanted to see what your thoughts were on either painting the roof to color match or black, or getting the entire roof vinyl wrapped.

I am in New England, and it would have to withstand the winters of snow and ice.


Im also not sure on prices, I was just curious about quality and look.

Thoughts?

Vinyl roof wrap or Professional paint

TurboGT 02-23-2012 10:35 AM

Cover it with Line-X

707tothe907 02-23-2012 10:39 AM

Paint since you want it permanent.

jtav2002 02-23-2012 10:39 AM

I would try vinyl. Not sure how expensive it is but you could always have it painted in tge future if you really like it.

Rich91710 02-27-2012 07:23 PM

Paint or bedliner.

Vinyl tops looked great in the late 60s and 70s on luxury cars.
Those same cars looked like hell 10 years later when the roofs started rusting through, blistering the vinyl, and the rear windows started leaking rain and shedding their chrome trim.

Vinyl is a great material for the exterior of a show car/trailer queen. There's a reason it's not used from the factory anymore.

MadeInMaine 02-28-2012 10:51 AM

sounds like vinyl would be a good short term thing...

but long term paint or bed liner.... depending on what look I would like.

Cheers everyone

JTyfz450 03-07-2012 12:55 PM

I would go vinyl. Never know if you're going to change your mind one day or possibly sell/trade in your truck. There is a time frame in which you can cleanly remove the vinyl without damaging the trucks finish. I believe it is 4 years.

Boerseun 03-07-2012 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rich91710 (Post 4642683)
Paint or bedliner.

Vinyl tops looked great in the late 60s and 70s on luxury cars.
Those same cars looked like hell 10 years later when the roofs started rusting through, blistering the vinyl, and the rear windows started leaking rain and shedding their chrome trim.

Vinyl is a great material for the exterior of a show car/trailer queen. There's a reason it's not used from the factory anymore.

I think there is a huge difference between the vinyl of the 60s and the vinyl that is referred to in this thread.

I would leave it white. Black will be hot inside, especially if it is bedliner as suggested by some. I have seen an experiment where they checked the inside temperature of different color cars, all the same models, and there were several degrees difference between white and black.

MadeInMaine 03-08-2012 06:43 AM

yeh... i would agree with that...

white would deflect much more sunlight than black.

But DAMN, that white roof is nasty!!!

ALawrence 03-15-2012 09:14 AM

so when you say vinyl top do you mean like this?


http://images.craigslist.org/5K95Hf5...97d7a21ccd.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/5Gc5Fe5...e9371b1601.jpg

MadeInMaine 03-15-2012 09:20 AM

HA
indeed sir

indeed

ALawrence 03-15-2012 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MadeInMaine (Post 4742323)
HA
indeed sir

indeed

well i was thinking of a vinyl roof... and the only thing i could think of was the old buick regals with the vinyl tops... and i went on craigslist and thats the only regal with a vinyle top i could find... i could see it it maybe working in an FJ.... id be different

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/dat...v9q5QoVxp//9k=http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...gldn-FLGZp_hnQ

MadeInMaine 03-15-2012 09:39 AM

I'm good.... thanks though...

mcdowell 03-15-2012 09:56 AM

When you say vinyl im old enough to think of the old kind. Asheet to cover would be a good choice. If you dont like it peel it off.

quacktoduck 03-16-2012 04:35 PM

you can do it in vinyl

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...77378808_n.jpg

tacoman15 03-18-2012 10:42 AM

Quack what did you use for the door handles and mirrors?

quacktoduck 03-19-2012 02:32 PM

not my car just a local company ive used. on my rig i painted the door handles mirrors and grill with rustoleum textured black.


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...e/d6f96aec.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...e/4ef450d8.jpg

quacktoduck 03-19-2012 02:33 PM

better pics of the grill

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...e/34e6e149.jpg

MadeInMaine 03-19-2012 03:02 PM

beauty!

SCSPerformance 03-22-2012 09:41 PM

paint if you can afford it. vinyl is you plan to change the look every other year.


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