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 Post subject: Top color?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 
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I have been putting off putting on a new top on my 02 LS but I can not put it off any more. My gorilla tape fix just will not hold up to the Florida sun. So the question is, do I stick with the light tan original color or do I put the blue 10AE top on my laser blue roadster? (Laser blue close to the 1999 10AE color) please give me your input.

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 Post subject: Re: Top color?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 
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I have the Henry Ford approach to convertible tops. Any color you like, as long as it's black.

NB Blue would be risky. If the shade is off of what it "should" be by just a little bit, it's gonna look goofy.

If you must have a color... I think maybe a darker brown/tan would look better than the light tan. Photoshop is your friend.

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 Post subject: Re: Top color?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 
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Name: Jim
Model Year: 2002
I bought a tan cloth top to replace my tan top on my dark blue 2002. I often wished that I had gotten the blue cloth top. My tan cloth had remained pristine for months until the garbage truck (I believe- no real proof) spewed hydraulic fluid spatter on my car. Now I have 200 gray spots on my top that wont come out. Whatever stained it, also ate right though my paint in a few spots.

If I had the dark blue top, those spots may not be noticeable..... I'll never know.

I don't like black tops, mostly due to heat, but secondly due to the *fact* that base models came with black tops :)


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 Post subject: Re: Top color?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 
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ALSMedic wrote:
I bought a tan cloth top to replace my tan top.

I don't like black tops.

I also bought a tan top to replace my tan top.
I don't like black tops either.
I don't like laminated aftermarket rain rails that delaminate.
I like $50 one piece eBay rain rails that cannot delaminate.
Be very careful about choosing your new rain rail. YMMV.
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