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Old 09 Nov 2008, 10:27 pm
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Car covers, continued....
"You get what you pay for"! The custom PT car covers can be expensive; which is no real problem if used in reasonable conditions, not to include ice & snow.
-I bought a cheap one last year, around $50, so that when I do use it in bad weather (may happen this year), I can discard it for a new one the next year. So far I've only used it one time - to keep the dust off of the PT overnight, when I cleaned it for a show the next day.
-Yes, the top is a bigger problem. But, why not cover the whole car - you get more for the same price?
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Old 09 Nov 2008, 11:07 pm
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Nice convert GhostHawk :-) Haha I know I've seen one the same color somewhere.....LOL
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Old 09 Nov 2008, 11:47 pm
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Yes there is a striking resemblence...looks just like mine when it was on the lot...but I wasnt about to just give away the wheels and tires I had just put on the Sebring I traded. I knew they would fit so I had them swapped as part of the deal. My daughter and I continue to have this back and forth over the color...I say "Marine Blue"...she says "Perrywinkle"

Soonercruiser,
I do agree that a whole cover is better idea for similar money but the convience of the pop top is storage space...Plus I think its intended to be more like an overgrown version of one of those sunscreens you put in your windshield. Quick on and off and spares your cloth top from sun baking if the car stays parked in the open.

I may have to upgrade my ride with a power antenna so a full cover willbe easier to use.
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Old 10 Nov 2008, 06:14 am
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Ghosthawk, I have a full car cover and I just marked where the antenna fit thru. I then put a 1/2" slit and my DW sewed around binding the slit with thread. Haven't had a problem with placing the cover on anymore. It is less expensive than the power antenna.
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Old 10 Nov 2008, 08:33 am
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I went ahead and ordered the california pop top. This would be easier for
my wife to use than an entire cover. That way she won't let the top bake
while the car is in the parking lot where she works this summer. I liked
the fact that it is machine washable. Plus you do not have to worry about
the antenna. Also this will protect the top from ice and snow this winter.
You can get an entire cover by LaBra on e-bay right now for about ten
dollars cheaper but this one will be easier to fit in the washer when it
gets dirty. Thanks for the info
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Old 16 Nov 2008, 02:52 pm
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I watched the install/remove video on California PopTop's website a couple nights ago and I am definitely adding this to my list. My car sits out in the open sun at work and I think there may even be some residue from the local plants that could stain the top. This looks so quick and simple as well as taking up such a small space.
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Old 16 Nov 2008, 03:31 pm
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Based on this thread, I bought a can of RaggTopp off eBay. Just applied it - the sprayer has better control than any spray head I've ever used. You have to get overspray off the windows quickly, otherwise you'll have a tough time.

I saved some for my new patent leather shoes. I think this stuff will protect them from snow nicely.
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 08:29 pm
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Hi Guy's
I to have a 2007 Vert. All you fellows have said go here or there for the 1/2 top that covers the top and windows but the only answer Amazon and he bought it, makes me want to try again to get one?
Back in Sept when I bought the car I wanted one to keep the dust off in the underground parking garage at my appartment. I tried everywere !
Guy's please help us out ! We want a cover that is made for a PT Convert that only covers the top and the windows to the beltline?
If you have them PLEASE let us know WE WILL BUY ONE.

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Old 25 Nov 2008, 07:04 am
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Search california pop top on e-bay. I just bought one the other day
I have not actually had time to try it yet. They have a video showing
how to put top cover on. Looks real easy.
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