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Hey i have a 1969 mercury cougar with a vinyl roof. it has rust straight through with vary holes into the cab. I will probably just try to chop it off for another ones roof. i would like to know if there was some info about how to get around doing that. i don't have a garage so it is hard to work on body stuff outside (which i am no expert)but don't have the money to take it to a body shop. Is it worth trying outside or just let it sit longer till i might have the money.(how much you think it would cost if u don't mind and could guess)thank you

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Hi Bradley,

If you can't remove and replace the top I would recommend repairing the rust holes using POR-15 and Fiberglass cloth. Put a coat of POR-15 down first then cut the cloth to fit the area you need to repair and saturate it with POR-15. This will give you a very good surface to do your body work over. This will also stop the rust dead in it's tracks. POR-15 is an amazing product so I would recommend researching it a bit before you start your repair. Here are a couple of links that will help you get you going:

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/por-15-mat-rust-hole-repair-157273.html

http://www.garysmaintenance.com/por15/endorsements.htm

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Auto-body-repair-2036/2008/10/Rusted-top.htm

You can buy POR-15 Products here: http://www.repaintsupply.com/manufacturers/por-15-c199/

Good Luck with it and if you have any further questions feel free to ask!!

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