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Aug 4, 3:20pm - #240591 
moonroof tint

its starting to peel off bad and its an eyesore. any tips on getting rid of the tint? or just take it to a shop...

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Aug 4, 3:22pm - #240592 
mine is totaly fubar too.. awaiting some good info smile

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Aug 4, 4:37pm - #240593 
that cheap lexan material is starting too fade as well on my celi...


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Aug 4, 4:44pm - #240594 
That's seems to be a problem with every Celica.

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Aug 4, 5:33pm - #240595 
^^not with mine, knock on wood.


anyone have any pics of this?

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Aug 4, 5:38pm - #240596 
mines pretty fucked too... it sucks

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Aug 4, 6:32pm - #240597 
Your going to need an adhesive remover and a small razor blade. It'll take you a while, but it should all come off after the remover. Hey, I don't have a moonroof! angry


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Aug 4, 6:34pm - #240598 
Originally Posted by Sancho

Your going to need an adhesive remover and a small razor blade. It'll take you a while, but it should all come off after the remover. Hey, I don't have a moonroof! angry


Haha, you're like 1 of 2 Celica's in the US without one. rofl

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Aug 4, 6:46pm - #240599 
Their useless, I didn't want one either.

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Aug 4, 7:10pm - #240600 
here's what it looks like... frown

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Aug 4, 7:14pm - #240601 
yeah dude!.. ugh thats similar to what minds looks like ^^^^ angry

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Aug 4, 7:18pm - #240602 
i dont have a moonroof. hah hah hah hah hah ha. j/k tongue wave

that sucks. strip it and tint it. wave


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Aug 4, 7:23pm - #240603 
Acetone will work, or Goo-Gone.

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Aug 4, 8:05pm - #240604 
I wouldn't try acetone on the moonroof unless you want it too look like a foggy mess. Lexan doesn't react well with acetone. Not too sure about goo-gone though.


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Aug 4, 8:31pm - #240605 
Ohh, the moonroof isn't glass? Lexan, is that plastic?

Oh no, acetone would eat that stuff.

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Aug 4, 9:32pm - #240606 
Mine is just peeling from the sides.
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Aug 4, 9:47pm - #240607 
you cant try to put a tint on it or vynal on top if to mach the car , idk ..

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Aug 4, 9:49pm - #240608 
Originally Posted by l2pdrums
Mine is just peeling from the sides.
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same with mine..


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Aug 4, 10:02pm - #240609 
that sucks frown


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Aug 4, 10:10pm - #240610 
i got the same problem except mine is on the side and not right in the middle. if you figure out how to fix it please let me know.

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Aug 5, 12:30am - #240611 
my car is 01 and same thing happened to me about year ago.
so i took it to the dealer, and they put a new 03 moonroof which had celica logo on. it looks nice.
https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/20040320/DCP_0033

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Aug 5, 12:48am - #240612 
Originally Posted by Jae
my car is 01 and same thing happened to me about year ago.
so i took it to the dealer, and they put a new 03 moonroof which had celica logo on. it looks nice.
https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/20040320/DCP_0033


^^^^ thats cool, i want one ! thumbsup

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Aug 5, 8:06am - #240613 
Originally Posted by Jae
my car is 01 and same thing happened to me about year ago.
so i took it to the dealer, and they put a new 03 moonroof which had celica logo on. it looks nice.
https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/20040320/DCP_0033

funny, how come my 03' didn't came with one???

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Aug 5, 8:20am - #240614 
Stupid moonroof. thumbsdown

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Aug 5, 8:42am - #240615 
That looks bad man that would piss me off everytime I looked at it...Good luck to you.


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Aug 5, 9:59am - #240616 
yea celicas before 03 have plastic moonroofs.. sucks.. but mine is still looking good.

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Aug 5, 10:57am - #240617 
Mine isnt plastic...


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Aug 5, 11:04am - #240618 
Mine is pealing off on all the sides I almost have a compleat ring pealed off around the tint in the center smile

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Aug 5, 1:40pm - #240619 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
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Aug 5, 6:39pm - #240620 
Yeah it sucks and it should've been glass to begin with. The weight savings between the two wouldn't be significant, Toyota. People here are going to hate what I'm about to write. I never had a problem with my plastic roof. I've driven in all sorts of extremes. I only started to have a problem recently ( if this post is around another day I will take a pic). My problem is nothing like the previous pic. either. My problem is those plastic moonroofs need special attention and cleaning care. I only had problems recently because I got stupid and tried to clean it like a piece of glass. My moonroof was spotless until this then a strip peeled only on the drivers side. It was completely my fault for being careless and lazy. Bird droppings, tree sap, etc. needs to be cleaned off imediatedly or quickly (a day or so) in a proper fashion with no windex or harse chemicals, and with a very soft cloth in a pattern that doesn't involve circles. That's the jist of cleaning it. It's not a piece of glass. How do I know about this? I read the manual when I first purchased my car.

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Aug 5, 6:40pm - #240621 
Originally Posted by Jae
my car is 01 and same thing happened to me about year ago.
so i took it to the dealer, and they put a new 03 moonroof which had celica logo on. it looks nice.
https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/20040320/DCP_0033


yeah how much did you pay for it man?

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Aug 5, 6:58pm - #240622 
yeah same here
wtf do i do get it tinted

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Aug 5, 7:32pm - #240623 
i used polishing compound the day i drove it off the lot. (bought used), and it was working. Didn't finish though


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Aug 5, 8:45pm - #240624 
this is why i like the 5th gen, they have the whole motorized sunroof. Those never fade, but i guess the motor will die sumtime tho. hmm anyways, PIMP no idea what to do wit the tint.

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Aug 5, 9:03pm - #240625 
Originally Posted by RookieGTS
Originally Posted by Jae
my car is 01 and same thing happened to me about year ago.
so i took it to the dealer, and they put a new 03 moonroof which had celica logo on. it looks nice.
https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/20040320/DCP_0033


yeah how much did you pay for it man?


like i said, i took it to the dealer. they took care of it with the warranty. So free for me i guess

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Aug 5, 9:07pm - #240626 
The warranty paid for it? I guess you're lucky and have a great dealership. I don't knwe for sure on the cost for replacement. I will ask for around my area. I'm guessing $500.

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Aug 5, 9:36pm - #240627 
It's a little more than 500, from a dealership at least. Mine wanted almost 700, and that was only for the glass insert. The dealership looked at my moonroof and asked me if I had rolled my car. Had to laugh at that.


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Aug 5, 9:40pm - #240628 
haha and no dents in the roof? rice

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Aug 6, 10:52am - #240629 
I thought the moonroof tint was baked on. Doesn't seem like a regular film cover on mine.


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Aug 6, 10:57am - #240630 
Originally Posted by Sancho
Your going to need an adhesive remover and a small razor blade. It'll take you a while, but it should all come off after the remover. Hey, I don't have a moonroof! angry


i didnt know there were celicas w/o one

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Aug 6, 1:11pm - #240631 
i just went to the dealership and they said it isnt covered by warranty, and it would be$700 for glass insert. so i called the local glasswork and tint place and they said they cant tint lexan because it wont stick (obviously). i'm not sure what else to do except trade sunroofs w/ someone w/ an '03 and have them take their car to the dealership to complain and have it replaced. then i'd only have to pay their deductible for them...lol.

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Aug 6, 2:52pm - #240632 
$700 eek
damn...i guess i'll be keeping mine for a while...

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Aug 6, 3:01pm - #240633 
So will Goo Gone and a razor blade take the peeling tint off? I would rather have an untinted roof than a peeling one.

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Aug 6, 3:06pm - #240634 
razor blade...
it might work but it'll take you forever..
i'm with you. i'd rather have an untinted than a peeling roof.

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Aug 6, 3:09pm - #240635 
Originally Posted by WyTe_91_FuRy_GTS
this is why i like the 5th gen, they have the whole motorized sunroof. Those never fade, but i guess the motor will die sumtime tho. hmm anyways, PIMP no idea what to do wit the tint.


what are you talkin about, 7th generation celicas have motorized moonroofs too except some arent glass, instead plastic, your statement makes no sense, clarify.. and yeah our motors die sometime too..

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Aug 6, 3:34pm - #240636 
There has to be a better way. I am trying goo gone and a razor blade. It is gonna take forever, might be done before school starts, and it seems to be scratching the roof a little. Will thoes still be visable if I retint it? Or better yet is their a way to do this that dosn't scratch the plastic?

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