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02-12-2008, 12:58 PM
I want to order a vinyl top, but the original color will be though to get. Is it smart to order a creme white top? And how do they make such tops, with mals or with official Buick information?

02-12-2008, 03:52 PM
Michel, at the time that my vinyl roof was done in the mid-1980's, I was unable to obtain the correct Dark Brown color. So, we purchased the correct grain vinyl and died it to match the original. This was handled by a skilled auto upholstery business, and I belive that you can find a similar resource in The Netherlands.

02-13-2008, 06:11 AM
Ok, but can I also order a creme white one and if the color will be too different from the original top, a business can paint it over or has it to be grain vinyl?

02-13-2008, 04:04 PM
Hi Michel,

Yes, you can order a top in a different color, but I would make the effort to obtain the vinyl in the correct Sandalwood if possible.

The color can be changed if necessary, but you'll want to make certain that the vinyl supplier provides the correct grain vinyl for the early 1970's General Motors car.

It might be worthwhile requesting vinyl samples from possible vendors.