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6/14/08 1:34pm - Original Message: 'Keeping Cool'
Pats81Vette
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Grant, AL - USA

Vette(s):
1981 T/Tops , 350V8, A/C, P/S, P/B, A/T,

Joined: 5/28/2008
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Hello need some help please i have a 81 Vette with t/tops all the glass on the car including t/tops is clear glass not tinted car has a a/c  and have just had a/c serviced it has been retrofitted i belive to R134, new compressor, accumulator, orifice tube, feon, oil, orings and a blower motor switch installed would having all the glass tinted help the a/c keep car cooler yesterday was really hot a 90 degree day  a/c seemed fine and was comfortable on high setting car has 4 vents total one on each side near my legs and two so very little ones in middle of the dash any help appreciated   .                 Thank   You                                            Patrick Raucci                                               Coolhand      

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6/14/08 3:24pm - Reply: 'Keeping Cool'
Aaron1976
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Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Corvette Stingray L-48 Automatic Black

Joined: 11/17/2007
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The T-Top is your biggest problem with the heat of the sun, tint it dark. Most Vette owners by pass the heater core in the summer with shut off valves or capping the hoses off. This keeps the cabin cooler. Hope that helps.Big%20smile



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6/14/08 4:31pm - Reply: 'Keeping Cool'
DaveM Lifetime Member
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

Joined: 1/27/2004
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I tinted my rear window, it helped a lot, my tops are fiberglass so they are not an issue. If you have the rear window defroster wires on the glass you may have a hard time tinting it.
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7/1/08 6:44am - Reply: 'Keeping Cool'
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Little Rock, AR - USA

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1982 Collector Edition

Joined: 7/10/2007
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  During the summer I get a windshield solar relector from Wal Mart and cut pieces to fit and tape in on each top (or use Velcro) with the shiny side up. The reflection and insulation work great. I take it off as soon as fall arrives because I like the sun shining in. It is a little red neck but this is Arkansas and hot and humid and I don't want to tint my windows.
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7/6/08 6:51am - Reply: 'Keeping Cool'
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baton rouge, LA - USA

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1981 dark metallic blue, dark doeskin leather interior, mirrored glass T Tops, 330hp/350ci GMPP crate engine, billeted aluminum serpentine system, Dewitts with dual spalls

Joined: 8/12/2006
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I felt our t tops were getting the best of us.  You can buy different tint packages from several of the vette suppliers or have the tinting done locally by a shop.
 
Personally, I pulled my tops, cleaned them extremely after I had taped them off and painted them a semi flat black.  Sounds like they look like sh*t, but they look Great and talk about work!
 
Trust me, I live in the Bayou State, we get cooked down here!
 
LOL, gurtz


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7/6/08 7:01am - Reply: 'Keeping Cool'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

Joined: 9/24/2003
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Leave the windows down some if you can too let some air out. Vettes are cookers inside but we learn to use all of the tricks and cope with the rest.

Hey Gurtz..... nice to see you back! It's been awhile......

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7/7/08 5:24am - Reply: 'Keeping Cool'
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Victor, NY - USA

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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
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I have tinted glass tops and I believe they help.
Of course where I live, when it is hot and sunny, the tops come off.


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