C5 Peeling Coating on Glass Roof

I have found a partial solution for the classic problems with the transparent glass roof for the C5. These often have their hard, outer coating peel off. The damage is always a stripe on the passenger side
running front to back.
There are 2 steps:
1.) Wet sand the affected area with 2000 grit wet-dry paper. Sand until the edges of the coating are feathered out.
2.) Polish with lamb's wool pad on an automotive polishing machine or a smaller pad in a power drill. Use a very fine compound like 3M's that is meant for hand-glazing.
While not perfect, the roof's appearance is easily ten times better than the dull blotchy stripe you started with.
Mike
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On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:07:10 -0500, "Mike Nelson"

=============Is the "glass" roof panel on the C5 made of different material then the C5 "glass" panels... ?
If so... my glass roof panel on my 95 looks perfect (from the outside..starting to see a few spyder webs however from the inside however)...
I wet sanded it with 1600 grit sand paper.... followed by buffing with Nexis No 3 plastic polish then followed by Nexis No 2 polish
That was maybe 6-7 years ago no longer do I have a clear coat on it...I just use normal car wax...
If you do a google of news groups you should find instructions for doing a C4....AND when you start wet sanding with 1600 grit paper you will definately think you really screwed up the top and you ruined it But honestly the Nexis (spelling) plastic polish levels the surface out enough to make it reflective and shinny... using 2000 grit paper would work..but woiuld take much longer.....
Bob G.
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NOVUS Good stuff, I've used it on acrylic reef tanks.
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