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SilverWolf
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Dec 31, 3:38pm - #362764 
Scratches on Sunroof

Hey i have these scratches on my sunroof (or moonroof for you picky people tongue ) and i need to know how to get them off. If any of you have a suggestion to get this white crud out of it, please tell me. i can scratch some off with just my fingernails but that is putting more scratches on my sun roof. thanks.

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Dec 31, 3:40pm - #362765 
They came with my car so i dunno what the person before did to do this to it. here is another picture

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Dec 31, 3:56pm - #362766 
I used my finger nail lots of deluted soap and water and a clay bar to get it off, then to make it as clear as teh windsheild it went through the same process as a jet plane would go through, removed layer of the glass sanded it and polished it back to be totally clear like brand new

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Dec 31, 4:33pm - #362767 
???^^^

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Dec 31, 4:42pm - #362768 
Get one from a junkyard.

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Dec 31, 5:44pm - #362769 
yeah but thats hard to come by.

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Jan 1, 8:41pm - #362770 
Welcome to the club, those scratches come with age and gradually get worse. I don't remember the price for a replacement but it is totally not worth it.

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Jan 1, 9:12pm - #362771 
SilverWolf, how did or do you clean the moonroof previously?
I would like to know what cleaning products, what type of material to wipe/clean it, how long between cleanings, and when did your moonroof start to look like that?

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Jan 1, 9:58pm - #362772 
My car has this same issue as well.

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Jan 1, 10:23pm - #362773 
yea same with my car wtf, someone tell me how to fix it

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Jan 1, 11:09pm - #362774 
all i can say is just get used to it cause even if you get it replaced, with time the new one is just going to end up this way also... i mean come on, i bet almost everyone in here that drives a celica have this problem and i do myself... shit i just got used to the scratches, and hell yea its ugly... face it, whats the chance of a new one not being like this too...


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Jan 2, 9:08am - #362775 
they have those newer ones made of glass.


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Jan 2, 1:20pm - #362776 
mine too thumbsdown

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Jan 2, 2:21pm - #362777 
Originally Posted by Maka
they have those newer ones made of glass.


yeah and you pay an arm and a leg for it. thumbsdown

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Jan 2, 2:21pm - #362778 
the new sunroof wont have this problem.
best idea is to sand it and spray clear coats on top. im pretty sure itll work that way but havent tried cz i dont have that problem much yet.
someone should try to do it. and then ask bluebatmobile to make a vinyl to cover the sunroof to prevent future distortions

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Jan 2, 2:59pm - #362779 
all i can say is dont wash your car its easier then finding little scraches, dents and dings

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Jan 3, 2:46am - #362780 
did anyone ever try to retint or would the tint not stick to the material?

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Jan 3, 11:02am - #362781 
I didn't know yours wasn't glass. I'm pretty sure mine is.

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Jan 4, 2:12pm - #362782 
they came with my car. it was used. i dont know the previous owner. he lives in some other state


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Jan 4, 3:11pm - #362783 
that's normal for 2000-2002 celicas. the material used to make it is shitty, unlike the 2003+ models - which uses glass.

the only thing to do is get another one from a junkyard smile


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Jan 4, 5:06pm - #362784 
yes mine too, i have a 00, like what zero said. our 00-02 cars are made of a plastic poly shit or something, the new replacements are glass like whats on the 03's. you just have to deal with it. i'm sure you could sand it off and polish it but then it will be clear like that other guy said. and if you put vinyl over it you won't b able to see thru it. window tint will scratch and peel very easy.. so were screwed...cuz i'm not paying over $700 to get a new one.

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Jan 4, 5:35pm - #362785 
may i suggest something..

if it is a frequent problem on some celica write a letter to Toyota US and require refunding...

or trying to sandpaper it with 1200 abrasive paper with water and then polish it... maybe it will work ..

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Jan 4, 5:52pm - #362786 
^^^Toyota knows about this. that is why they started using glass on the 2003+ celicas.

then the toyota dealers sell a replacement moonroof for like $500+, forget that thumbsdown


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Jan 4, 7:16pm - #362787 
wont warranty cover that? mine started that aswell

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Jan 4, 8:02pm - #362788 
^ No, I believe that only the mechanism to open it was covered under warranty, and only for a year.

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Jan 4, 11:48pm - #362789 
well my sunroof still has that sticker on it giving instructions. i cant read and write it word by word now but this is basically what it said.
its made of something fibers
do not use windex on it
do NOT wax it
and clean it reallllllly well when washing the car

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Jan 5, 1:53am - #362790 
I think the moonroof is crap. I wish that our moonroof would tilt a bit more higher like that of the Integras for example. It does not look cool when you just have the thing up. And secondly, the material for the 00-02 like stated above is made from cheaply recycled crap that ends up looking like a crusty ass dry heel of a person that walks 17 years without any shoes!!!

lol, I hate it, ANDY please make us some freaking overlays for this damn thing!!!!


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Jan 5, 7:44am - #362791 
I would sand it, buff it up and clear coate it. (transparent vinyl would work too)



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