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Roof Changes

What should I do with the roof?

  • 1

    Votes: 71 86.6%
  • 2

    Votes: 4 4.9%
  • 3

    Votes: 7 8.5%

  • Total voters
    82

gofer

Moderator
8,133
1,338
Feb 18, 2006
South Gilbert, Arizona
Installed a carbon fiber hood and hatch and don't like the split in color on the roof, it doesn't flow very well and looks a bit tacky. I've got three ideas here, ones as simple as painting the entire roof black, however, the others are a spin off of the new Scion TC roof line.

Having a tough time deciding if I should do something different with it or not... :hmm:

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gofer

Moderator
8,133
1,338
Feb 18, 2006
South Gilbert, Arizona
Not gonna happen. I vinyled the roof before and I'm still finding residual glue in places on the roof, that stuff was a PITA to remove and the shape of a 2gs roof led to air bubble problems.

Maybe once I get Tuner wheels under my car and put a nice suspension on it I'll spend the money/time to get the top professionally wrapped.

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dsmTripp

Proven Member
476
1
Apr 21, 2009
Palm Bay, Florida
If it wasnt for the color on number three breaking at the hatch i would say that would look good but since the color is abruptly stopped at the hatch and doesnt flow i say go with number one until you can get it professionally wrapped as you mentioned.
 

stracer107

Proven Member
102
0
Sep 6, 2008
Kearney, Nebraska
1. Or you could always make your own cf roof. Ive been thinking about making one. But I also have experiance with mold making and makeing fiber glass parts. Nut I really want to make an aluminum roof for my car.
 

gofer

Moderator
8,133
1,338
Feb 18, 2006
South Gilbert, Arizona
Sweet. Well, it's definitely a blowout in the polls so far. I liked the all black top too, just wanted to weigh all the options because I do like doing something different if it's tasteful. I like the Plastidip because it isn't permanent, if I get tired of it I can peel it off in 10 minutes.

I agree with everyone that the CF vinyl would be great, however, those "gutters" that run across the roof and contour the doors LOVE holding air in them under the vinyl. If I were to wrap it again I'd have to pay a professional because I'd want it to look good but I can't justify doing it just yet because it would be more expensive than any other cosmetic exterior mod I've done, including my wheels. :coy:

Once I'm ready to feature my car in a magazine with a HTA86, built 2.3, 8pt cage, racing seats, and a parachute already on the car then I'll consider dropping the coin to CF wrap the roof. LOL

Thanks everyone for your opinion, I'll post up a photo or two once I'm done.

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Zonnashi

Probationary Member
29
0
Aug 13, 2010
Norfolk, Virginia
Number 1. It has the best balance yet flows the best to me. Makes me want to do that to mine haha.
 

gofer

Moderator
8,133
1,338
Feb 18, 2006
South Gilbert, Arizona
If I used real CF I would do nothing less than this, there's something about putting a CF shell over metal that makes me laugh.

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ec17pse

Freelancer
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2,876
Nov 1, 2008
London, UK, Europe
Got another idea ive been looking at this style that scion do scion - Google Search

It looks good i think and still flows rather nicely me thinks!!!!!!
 
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95whiteGSX

Proven Member
44
2
Jan 3, 2012
FT. Mitchell, Alabama
Well they all look good.I'm a huge fan of plastic dip, I did the ram emblems on my new ram in plastic dip n they look great. I voted for 3 cause 1 just reminds me of a talon and 2 I just don't like it. I like 3 cause that little bit of red gives the car a little more contrast to it rather than just a black top and red bottom but that just my .02 either way it's a sick car
 
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