1955 hardtop scars on rear deck

zeroroadkill

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Mar 2, 2020
Thunderbird Year
1955
I can’t find the thread about the hardtop vinyl strips that somebody was worried about some kind of residue left on the rear deck paint that needed buffing out, but I just took the hardtop off and used the clear vinyl protective strips and there was no residue or scratches when i took them off the rear deck. So they work!
Concours part# A6 rear deck protector. $21.50
 
Joined
Aug 14, 2019
Thunderbird Year
1957
I can’t find the thread about the hardtop vinyl strips that somebody was worried about some kind of residue left on the rear deck paint that needed buffing out, but I just took the hardtop off and used the clear vinyl protective strips and there was no residue or scratches when i took them off the rear deck. So they work!
Concours part# A6 rear deck protector. $21.50
Yup they work, and if your gaskets leave any goo after aging a new set is cheap V.S. the labor and solvents to clean it off the paint. Most of the suppliers offer them they even help the gaskets from chaffing the paint.
 

1957Bird

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Nov 26, 2019
Thunderbird Year
1957
I as well use them with relatively good results. After hard top being on all through the fall and winter storage there was only a slight line that was pretty easy to wax off, new paint in that area last spring I may add. I went one step further and bought 2 sets, one for the hard top and one for the soft top, and trimmed them so that only about 1/4” protrudes from the outside of the top. The new paint in that area was to repair really deep chaff marks from years of previous ownership. Overall pretty happy with the little vinyl strips
 
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