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Painted roof, or Vinyl covering over roof?

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by MadeInMaine, Feb 23, 2012.

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Vinyl or Paint on roof

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Vinyl

    13 vote(s)
    54.2%
  2. Paint

    9 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. other... explain...

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    MadeInMaine

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    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
     
  2. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    TurboGT

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  3. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    707tothe907

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    Paint since you want it permanent.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    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.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    Rich91710

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    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.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    MadeInMaine

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    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
     
  7. Mar 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    JTyfz450

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    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.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    Boerseun

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    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.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2012 at 5:43 AM
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    MadeInMaine

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

    white would deflect much more sunlight than black.

    But DAMN, that white roof is nasty!!!
     
  10. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    ALawrence

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


    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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    MadeInMaine

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    HA
    indeed sir

    indeed
     
  12. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    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

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    I'm good.... thanks though...
     
  14. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    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.
     
  15. Mar 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    you can do it in vinyl

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Mar 18, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    tacoman15

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    Quack what did you use for the door handles and mirrors?
     
  17. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    not my car just a local company ive used. on my rig i painted the door handles mirrors and grill with rustoleum textured black.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    better pics of the grill

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Mar 19, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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  20. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    paint if you can afford it. vinyl is you plan to change the look every other year.
     
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