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allenk4
Dec 14th, 2014, 08:13 PM
This is 2014 Corvette Stingray rental car

The roof was not properly secured and went flying

Damage is limited to the opaque section of the removable roof panel, which is made of Lexan

This is NOT the carbon fiber roof panel


The current battle plan is to dry sand with 3" discs.... P800, P1500 and wet sand with P3000 with a DA and 3M foam interface pad

Compound with M100 and polish with PlastX

Has anyone attempted a similar repair?


There seems to be some debate whether the top is solid Lexan or is laminated

There is also no consensus whether there is a clear coat or other protective layer over the Lexan

If there is a protective layer, these scratches are definitely all the way through it. If I isolate the area of correction as much as possible and coat the piece with a silica coating, will this prevent the remaining factory applied coating from peeling up?

OEM replacement is $2,100

Any help is greatly appreciated

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/500/medium/WP_20141213_12_59_21_Pro_1_.jpg


http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/500/medium/WP_20141213_12_59_26_Pro_1_.jpg


http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/500/medium/WP_20141213_12_59_32_Pro_1_.jpg

davey g-force
Dec 14th, 2014, 09:04 PM
I'm interested to see how you go.

I have a feeling that those scratches are way too deep and all the way through the top layer (whatever it may be).

Jarhead0754
Dec 14th, 2014, 09:22 PM
Agreed with davey. Now u say u rented this car and this happened to u, or r u just being a repairman? If u rented the car then I would let them worry about it and blame them for not securing it properly.

RDVT4ME
Dec 16th, 2014, 09:43 AM
Are you sure that part is Lexan? My good friend has a yellow C7 and that part is painted yellow.

adolfitovr6
Sep 4th, 2015, 08:46 AM
IMO, You only could to 2 things 1. sand by hand no machine with 1000 paper and go down or up dependens what you see and then polish it.
2. im sure that is painted and clear coated, so it can be re painted