This top was taped before a live audience

Tip for August 2006:
Vinyl Tops

Need to turn a steel top into a vinyl padded top? Masking tape simulates the texture and thickness appropriately, and is easy to apply. Start by applying one strip to the center of the roof, overhanging both front and back. Then, lay another strip on either side of the center strip, overlapping just enough to create the seams you'll find on 1:1 cars. Once the tape is down, trim it to shape with a sharp X-Acto and paint it the color of your choice.