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Old 04-28-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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DYI rear plastic window.

Has anyone purchased the DYI plastic replacement window kit on line and did it work? I'm thinking of buying the kit for a hundred and installing what is supposed to be better quality material. It also comes with tinted plastic for $18 more. Let me know what you think.

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Old 04-28-2008, 10:09 AM   #2
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I have. It is a lot of work, much more than I had anticipated.

If your on Renntech I sort-of took over another thread about a top, there are a couple pics there as well as some discussion of the process:
http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=17836&st=20&p=94287&#entry94287

The material is not as clear as the original window material, but seems more supple and compliant. If you are not a hardcore DIYer and do not have someone to help you with the stitching I would recommend you find a shop willing to stitch in a new window with the canvas still on the frame. The entire convertible top (canvas & frame) is surprisingly easy to remove. Most shops want to remove the canvas from the frame, that is where it gets expensive.

Also see this thread where we touched on the subject:
Replacing plastic back window '01 Boxster's Top
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:11 PM   #3
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GOOD LUCK
I attempted this on my old Z3 and just about lost my sanity and still did not finish it. I had to take it to a local upholstry shop for them to finish it. IT SUCKED BAD!!!!

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