That's probably correct if the top is down and the spring-loaded door is held open. Otherwise, there's risk of distortion due to non-symmetrical loads.Ditto...No problems whatsoever. Never touch the paint just the buttress chrome ring. Like closing your doors...think CHROME.
I would like to try this method; but I don't know what is being referenced in the above as the "springed flap in the silver stripe area"...would be very appreciative if someone can help me with this, as it always takes me 2 or 3 tries to get the trunk shut!I was shown a trick by jrsno1fan that really works if you are in the "closing from the side" crowd. Works when closing with top down. Before closing the trunk lid, with your right hand (at your preferred location), take your left hand and open the springed flap in the silver stripe area. Make sure your left hand is clear of the trunk lid and then close the trunk lid with your right hand. The opening due to the little flap opening lets the air out of the trunk as the lid closes, requiring a lot less force! Thanks jrsno1fan
Thanks very much for your reply. Unfortunately I am still not getting it - what is the tulip panel and where are the flaps that spring up by themselves? Sorry to be dense but I am a newbie Solstice owner and not familiar with the jargon or the layout yet. Thanks for bearing with me.Sure. Look at the tulip panel (the silver stripe thing) when you lift out the convertible top...the flaps that spring up by themselves are the ones he's addressing. They can be lifted by the back edge at any time...the springs holding it down are only moderately strong and can be lifted with no problem.
Tulip Panel in silver:Thanks very much for your reply. Unfortunately I am still not getting it - what is the tulip panel and where are the flaps that spring up by themselves? Sorry to be dense but I am a newbie Solstice owner and not familiar with the jargon or the layout yet. Thanks for bearing with me.
Welcome! Lotsa current Sol owners are also current Fiero owners! Just look around the forum.Hi, my name is Holly and I am a new proud owner of my 2006 Black Solstice. and I am new to this club so I apologize if I am not very good at this, I live in West Palm Beach, and I am a prior RX=7, and presently still own my Pontiac 1986 Fiero, but anyways I love my new car and appreciate any tips and info on my new Pontiac.