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Plastic!?! Sunroof #212830 Jun 30, 10:19am Jun 30, 10:19am
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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

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: MyExsCelica] #212831 Jun 30, 10:21am Jun 30, 10:21am
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Yeah it's stock like that. I think it's a safety thing. idunno


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Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: MyExsCelica] #212832 Jun 30, 10:21am Jun 30, 10:21am
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I believe they recently changed to glass in the 2004 model confused

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: RicePowered] #212833 Jun 30, 10:26am Jun 30, 10:26am
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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

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: RicePowered] #212834 Jun 30, 10:27am Jun 30, 10:27am
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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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Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: kevin2] #212835 Jun 30, 10:41am Jun 30, 10:41am
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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.

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: l2pdrums] #212836 Jun 30, 10:45am Jun 30, 10:45am

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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?

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: l2pdrums] #212837 Jun 30, 10:45am Jun 30, 10:45am
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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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Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: DiabloGTS] #212838 Jun 30, 10:52am Jun 30, 10:52am
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its actually lexan spineyes

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: l2pdrums] #212839 Jun 30, 10:52am Jun 30, 10:52am
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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

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: DiabloGTS] #212840 Jun 30, 11:10am Jun 30, 11:10am
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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?

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: ravertony] #212841 Jun 30, 12:57pm Jun 30, 12:57pm
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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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Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: celly] #212842 Jun 30, 1:01pm Jun 30, 1:01pm
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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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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!

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: MyExsCelica] #212844 Jun 30, 1:18pm Jun 30, 1:18pm
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My sunroof is peeling too. frown

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plastic...really...thats gay and cheap wtf

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof #212846 Jun 30, 2:17pm Jun 30, 2:17pm
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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

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: MyExsCelica] #212847 Jun 30, 2:41pm Jun 30, 2:41pm
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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

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: ravertony] #212848 Jun 30, 2:55pm Jun 30, 2:55pm
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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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Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: SmutasticGT] #212849 Jun 30, 7:45pm Jun 30, 7:45pm
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lexan is way lighter than glass = less weight

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Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: Polykarb] #212850 Jun 30, 7:47pm Jun 30, 7:47pm
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Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: Polykarb] #212851 Jun 30, 8:10pm Jun 30, 8:10pm
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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.

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: booyaolian] #212852 Jun 30, 8:12pm Jun 30, 8:12pm
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oh shit! i would get it replaced...seriously.


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Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: Polykarb] #212853 Jun 30, 9:06pm Jun 30, 9:06pm
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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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Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: Chelica815] #212854 Jun 30, 11:14pm Jun 30, 11:14pm
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I just noticed a scratch in mine too yesterday, donno where it came from idunno


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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

Re: Plastic!?! Sunroof [Re: RicePowered] #212856 Jun 30, 11:29pm Jun 30, 11:29pm
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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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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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I have a 2000 GTS and its sunroof is glass.

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