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Hi all...
I knew this may happen when I ordered the transparent top back in November. Weather was nice back then, but now here in Southwest Florida it is starting to heat up. 91 today! Used the On-star remote start from the Clubhouse at the golf course and the interior was still an oven when I got inside. Ran it for about 10 minutes and the A/C was set at 70. Crystal red was in the sun for about 5 hours, from 8am till 1pm. I guess I should have ordered the solid top when they told me I would have a long wait for the Carbon Fiber top.

Has anyone seen a shade available for the roof panel? I have seen them for the front windshield but not the roof panel (and ordered one today). I also saw that one of the aftermarket suppliers had one in their catalog for the C6. It was held up with suction cups. This afternoon I cut a piece of cardboard to stick up there for as temporary solution, but this is pretty tacky:p and I really don't want anyone to see it!

Need some suggestions for the HOT topic!:rolleyes:
 

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i bought a rear window screen with suction cups from walmart for about $7 (sun cutter i think) - to put on the transparent roof - and it fits pretty well and cuts out some of the heat from the sun
 

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I just order the solid top and keep the other for cooler weather. I have a solid top and wanted the transparent, glad I didn't get it, but will be ordering it later in the year, I too live in Florida West Coast.


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Well im glad that i didnt buy the transparant top for this reason, i think its really cool just not practical; if i want the experience ill just take two minutes and take the top off. Just my two sence.
 

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I have been in touch with the manufacturer of the HeatShield for the C7 windshield and they are working on a solution for the transparent panel but it is not ready yet. We get hot here in the desert (have had several 90 degree days already) but perhaps since we lack the humidity of for example Florida, the AC easily cools down the interior quickly. I always use the HeatShield when I park and a Corvette cap when I drive. With the cap blocking any radiant heat from my head, the interior remains very comfortably cool.:cool:
 

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I used Razor Sharp tinting in Venice to do my windows, maybe they can put the clear shield tint to reduce heat.

Might be worth the trip there
 

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Wow.... all great advice and tips!:) Thank you everyone!

If I go with a second top option, can I purchase the factory carbon fiber one yet from my Chevy Stealership?

And Glen..... where can I purchase that 3M stuff you mention? On-line, Auto-zone?, body shops??

Maybe I should give that "sun blocker" that BluRay mentions a try? Worth a $30 experiment?:confused:

Thanks again everyone.... Time to toss out my cut-up Amazon cardboard box!:eek:
 

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I used Razor Sharp tinting in Venice to do my windows, maybe they can put the clear shield tint to reduce heat.

Might be worth the trip there
Hey Ronkh....
Razor Sharp did mine too! I asked him about the roof panel and he said he can't do the roof panel for some reason.
Do you live here in Venice?

Mark D.
 

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I used Razor Sharp tinting in Venice to do my windows, maybe they can put the clear shield tint to reduce heat.

Might be worth the trip there
When I checked into getting the panel tinted when the windows were done I was informed that it can not be done. None of the materials used for tinting will properly adhere to the panel. As to the ebay static cling material, I have heard of a similar application done with older Vettes so it may in fact be legit. Be nice to know if someone actually has gotten it for their C7 and found it to work. :cool:
 

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Hey Ronkh....
Razor Sharp did mine too! I asked him about the roof panel and he said he can't do the roof panel for some reason.
Do you live here in Venice?

Mark D.
I'm in the bustling metropolis of Rotonda. :)

Supposedly he is the best around, so I guess it's good info.

Did you do xpel? I had Cool Runnings do mine
 

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I'm in the bustling metropolis of Rotonda. :)

Supposedly he is the best around, so I guess it's good info.

Did you do xpel? I had Cool Runnings do mine
Ahhh Rotunda. Golf down there every so often.
No.... I did not do xpel. I have the GM mask (which I hate) for our lovely love bug friends! Will be removed after the lovebug season.:mad:

Were you at the Venice "Corvettes on the Isle" show back in March?
 

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I have ordered the CRL Static Cling Dot Matrix Window Film and will cut it to form for the transparent panel. I found mixed reviews on the film itself when I researched it. Once it arrives I will post pics and an evaluation. :cool:
 

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Wow.... all great advice and tips!:) Thank you everyone!

If I go with a second top option, can I purchase the factory carbon fiber one yet from my Chevy Stealership?

And Glen..... where can I purchase that 3M stuff you mention? On-line, Auto-zone?, body shops??

Maybe I should give that "sun blocker" that BluRay mentions a try? Worth a $30 experiment?:confused:

Thanks again everyone.... Time to toss out my cut-up Amazon cardboard box!:eek:
Mark JD, you can buy the carbon fiber top plus hardware (rails, handles, bolts, gaskets, etc.) from your dealership's parts department. The one drawback with getting it now instead of with your car directly from Bowling Green is that now you will have to get it painted yourself. I am not sure how well you can get an exact paint match, even with the "correct" color (you know how hard that can be sometimes).
 

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You could buy a roll of this stuff and put it on yourself, we have it in the house it works great, easy to put on , outside of the noticeable effect on the sun you wouldn't know it was there. 3M | Sun Control Window Film - Light Slate | Home Depot Canada
It's my understanding that the window tint films will not correctly adhere to the polycarbonate. The film above is the same basic stuff a window tint shop would use and they say it can't/shouldn't be done. I would use great caution with any of the adhesive attached films. The perforated static cling materials are supposed to be OK.
 
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