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Cadillac Vinyl top removal
Cadillac Vinyl top rem  
So I decided to remove the vinyl top off my 84 Coupe.  What do you recommend to remove the adhesive residue from the roof top?  What's a good ballpark amount to pay out to have the factory rivets and trim mounts grinded down and the factory seams cleaned up and refilled with body filler and primed for paint?

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Hi Wil,

You can use an adhesive remover for removing the left over residue. As far as a estimate for the work you want done you'll need to check with an auto body repair shop for an accurate estimate. Here's some links for adhesive removers made by 3M which should work well:

http://www.repaintsupply.com/3m-08987-general-purpose-adhesive-cleaner-p579.html

http://www.repaintsupply.com/3m-08984-general-purpose-adhesive-cleaner-p578.html

http://www.repaintsupply.com/3m-08908-woodgrain-and-stripe-adhesive-remover-p576

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