Vinyl tops

Vinyl Tops Simi Valley

Simi Auto Upholstery is a reputed automotive upholstery shop for repairing and replacing convertible car tops, Jeep convertible tops, car covers, vinyl tops, and roll bar pads.  Our convertible tops technicians and installers are the best in the business with years of expertise in installing and repairing convertible tops and vinyl tops of all kind of cars. Our vinyl top and convertible top technicians are specially trained to repair tears, repair convertible top rear windows, repair vinyl top rear windows, as well as install new back windows for convertibles. If you are looking to installing, replacing or repairing convertible or vinyl top of your car, Simi Auto Upholstery is the place to go.

We install vinyl tops. We also repair vinyl tops, leaking tops and damaged rear windows on convertibles. In addition to installing and repairing vinyl tops, we provide free vinyl patching services when you file an insurance claim or purchase a replacement vinyl top from Simi Auto Upholstery.  If you’re interested in a new Mustang top, Boxster top, a BMW top, a Mazda convertible top, VW top, or a Mercedes convertible top, give us a call. Simi Auto Upholstery installs and repairs all vinyl tops from all domestic and foreign makes and models.

Vinyl Tops

Cars with vinyl tops were extremely popular in the 1970s among car buyers in the United States. Vinyl tops were originally developed to give cars a fixed roof to resemble the appearance of a convertible car. In the late 70s, vinyl top cars Vinyl Tops Simi Valleyalso popular on European and Japanese markets. However, vinyl tops were most seen in the luxury segments of their standard sedan cars. Automakers continued installing vinyl tops on their cars throughout the 1980s, but demand for vinyl top cars began to fall in the 1990s.

Nowadays, vinyl tops are mostly available in hearses and limousines for mostly practical reasons. The vinyl tops conceal the welded body seams in hearses and limousines which becomes noticeable when standard-sized sedans are elongated. Furthermore, we are also seeing car enthusiasts are installing vinyl tops on their customized cars and vintage cars.

4 Types of Vinyl Tops

There are four types of vinyl tops available in cars that are made during the 1960s and 1970s.

  1. Full Vinyl Tops – Full vinyl tops are the most common. In full vinyl top cars, the vinyl covers the entire roof of the car, including the C pillars. Depending on the model and make of the car, the pillars supporting the windshields may or may not be covered. Mostly, the four-door model has the full vinyl top. Full vinyl tops cars include 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III, 1970 Opel Commodore A, and 1972 Opel Diplomat B.
  2. Halo Vinyl Tops – IN this vinyl top design, the vinyl covers only the tops of the windshield and the side windows of the car. Halo vinyl tops include Ford LTD.
  3. Canopy Vinyl Tops – In this category of vinyl tops, the vinyl covers two-thirds or the front half of the car’s roof. The vinyl covering ends at the edge of the rear side windows. Examples of canopy vinyl tops cars include 1973 Plymouth Duster and 1964 Chrysler 300K.
  4. Landau Vinyl Tops – In this category of vinyl tops, the vinyl covers a quarter or third of the roof from the rear including the C pillars. The vinyl top extends to edge of the front or rear side windows. Cars with landau vinyl tops cars include Lincoln Continental Town Coupé, Chrysler New Yorker, and Chrysler Fifth Avenue.

Avoid Washing Your Convertible or Vinyl Top Car in Drive-Through Car Washes

Most people don’t know but you may damage your convertible or vinyl top car if using a drive-through car wash. Drive through car wash can damage your convertible or vinyl top car, particularly if it comes with a plastic window in the rear. You may not notice this at first, but after a few cash washes, you will notice stretches the top’s fabric. You will also see scratches, yellows, and delamination of the plastic windows. The heavy equipment inside the washing tunnel is the main cause of the most unwanted damages. Simi Auto Upholstery recommends you wash your car at home or use a self-serve car wash.

New Convertible and Vinyl Top Fabrics & Colors

Replacement tops for convertibles are available in a variety of colors, textures, and prices. Stop by at our Simi Auto Upholstery showroom and discover for yourself the best replacement convertible is and vinyl tops for your car. The replacement tops we currently have in our collection:

  1. Sonnenland® A5 Convertible Tops
  2. Twillfast® Convertible Tops
  3. Stayfast® Convertible Tops
  4. RC Grain Vinyl & Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Tops

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