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MyExsCelica Jun 30, 6:19pm - #212830 

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Plastic!?! Sunroof

So I have a question! My sunroof is all scratched up cryand it didn't take me long to realize that it is PLASTIC?! Who the heck decided to do that? angry
No really, is there a reason for this and can I have it replaced with glass.
Every other Celica I have seen since has the plastic too, is it factory? confused

Thanks for your help, it is really starting to bug me! rice
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Chaz Jun 30, 6:21pm - #212831 
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Yeah it's stock like that. I think it's a safety thing. idunno

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RicePowered Jun 30, 6:21pm - #212832 
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I believe they recently changed to glass in the 2004 model confused
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ravertony Jun 30, 6:26pm - #212833 
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2003 & newer models are glass now, if you do change it to glass you will have to change the moon roofs motor since the glass is heavier and you need the new motor in the newer models to open the heavier glass wink
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kevin2 Jun 30, 6:27pm - #212834 
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I hate my sunroof too. It start to peel off little by little and now it's freaking ugly! Whenever my friend sit in the back...I alway have my sunroof close grin I heard you can replace your sunroof for $300+ at the dealership.

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l2pdrums Jun 30, 6:41pm - #212835 

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Originally Posted by kevin
I hate my sunroof too. It start to peel off little by little and now it's freaking ugly! Whenever my friend sit in the back...I alway have my sunroof close grin I heard you can replace your sunroof for $300+ at the dealership.


My sunroof is peeling off too. Looks nasty.

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Anonymous Jun 30, 6:45pm - #212836 
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i also noticed that the other day. My car was in the sun , and i saw these HUGE long scartches on my sun roof..i was like..how the f342542 did that happen?
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DiabloGTS Jun 30, 6:45pm - #212837 

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I'm going to scrape it all off and put new tint on it.

Tint does stick to it, if you spray it with adhesive, I tried rofl

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spaztikid Jun 30, 6:52pm - #212838 
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its actually lexan spineyes
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GTS2003BLK Jun 30, 6:52pm - #212839 

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According to this link:

"In terms of environmental protection efforts, this product is 30-40% lighter than a comparable product made with inorganic glass, contributing to vehicle weight reduction and energy conservation."

http://www.toyota-industries.com/environment/product/vehicle1.html
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MyExsCelica Jun 30, 7:10pm - #212840 

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The shop I took it to for my Greddy looked at it for me and siad that they couldn't get it off. How are you going to scrape it off? are you using chemicals or something? How will you do it without scraping into the plastic?
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celly Jun 30, 8:57pm - #212841 

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Originally Posted by ravertony
2003 & newer models are glass now


Yeah, I have a 2003...and I know my sunroof is glass.

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ghostingcelica Jun 30, 9:01pm - #212842 
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mine is still pretty good although scratches are forming. ohboy what were they thinking. its not that big of a weight difference but the quality is.
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MyExsCelica Jun 30, 9:05pm - #212843 

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My thoughts exactly. I wonder what the difference is exactly but I can't imagine it being that much! No wonder they went to the glass with the newer models!
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GTQuentin Jun 30, 9:18pm - #212844 

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My sunroof is peeling too. frown

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Anonymous Jun 30, 9:18pm - #212845 
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plastic...really...thats gay and cheap wtf
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MyExsCelica Jun 30, 10:17pm - #212846 

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Now I am pissed! I called my dealership parts department to price out for a motor and glass. Motor $455.00 Glass $694.00! angry but what is actually making me mad is that when I asked how much to just replace the Lexan plastic, he said it if is from Toyota it is glass. No way, I bought the car from them new and the sticker in the window included the sunroof as factory! My salesman is a friend so I think I will call him and ask him to find out for me. The parts guy said that Toyota didn't make them in plastic. Rude! I think he didn't know what he was talking about and thought I was a stupid girl! thumbsdown
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ravertony Jun 30, 10:41pm - #212847 
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^^its plastic alright

he just tryin to rip you off by chargin you for the glass price.. fight ey fight it grin
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falkkor Jun 30, 10:55pm - #212848 

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Yeha mine looks like shit I tryed to get a pic but you cant see 3/4 of the scratchs, and peeling.. I tryed to take care of it.. I dunno.. maybe its cause I have it open 90% of the time.. the wind and crap hitting it.. I dont know.. tink it was jsut done really cheap. Just like the exterior paint.
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Polykarb Jul 1, 3:45am - #212849 

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lexan is way lighter than glass = less weight

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Sultan Jul 1, 3:47am - #212850 

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booyaolian Jul 1, 4:10am - #212851 
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Originally Posted by Polykarb
TO CLEAN LEXAN SUNROOF:

Simple!, use POLISHING COMPOUND!

Put a thick load of polishing compound on the sunroof and let is set, then use a terry cloth towel and rub off compound. Does good job, tried it!


it is peeling off man.

not that it is dirty.
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Polykarb Jul 1, 4:12am - #212852 

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oh shit! i would get it replaced...seriously.

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Chelica815 Jul 1, 5:06am - #212853 
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My 2000 GT's sunroof is peeling badly. My 2000 GTS's sunroof is starting to peel.

How sucky is that. I wonder if I can just have it cleaned and left clear, no tint or anything.

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JBing Jul 1, 7:14am - #212854 

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I just noticed a scratch in mine too yesterday, donno where it came from idunno

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cycocelica Jul 1, 7:25am - #212855 

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Originally Posted by XplodCelica0708
plastic...really...thats gay and cheap wtf


you are just jealous... J/K

mines plastic and its a 2000 havent had any problems...that i know of confused
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wannaBblueCelica Jul 1, 7:29am - #212856 

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Originally Posted by RicePowered
I believe they recently changed to glass in the 2004 model confused


i have a 2004, just checked, its glass.
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MikeCOLT Yesterday at 01:39 PM - #451434 
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the sizes are the same? Im thinking on replacing my plastic roof with a whole assembly of the 2003+ celica real glass
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