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Thanks. Evidently some people couldn't narrow it down with "plastic block under trunk" (neither of which describes the two other pieces).
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Hahaha, you've ruined all the fun!!
I know, but I couldn't take it anymore. Eventually someone was going to post a passionate reason why people should or should not remove the engine block. I had to shut it down before I felt the need to start driving around the country and punching fools!

No offense to people who posted in this thread, but stuff like this is really what makes long time members fade away, not a single internet troll.

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My trunk clear protecters had a dirty line around them when I bought my Sky RL. Yesterday I removed them and cleaned the area and it looks great. My question is...looking at the area with the top up there doesn't seem to be any contact with the top and the trunk where the protectors were so why are they there? I'm sure it's to protect from getting a wear spot on the paint but it doesn't touch at all. Has anyone removed them and left them off? If so what happened? Thanks!
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How did you remove these?
Grab-a-hold-of-them and peel them off, they are useless IMHO
Then......, get yourself a convertible top blanket cover with a design and your good to go....
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I saw that someone asked how you removed the mylar protectors, which I really want to do, but I did not find a response. Can you share this? Thanks.
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Reedred: What is the function of the "buddy"? Thanks.
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Grab-a-hold-of-them and peel them off, they are useless IMHO
Then......, get yourself a convertible top blanket cover with a design and your good to go....
So the blocks GM installed to hold the top down are useless remove them but then buy a top blanket cover to protect your top as it moves when stored.

Not sure but something about this seems odd, let me think about it and maybe it will come to me.

But for now I am going to remove my brakes as they seem useless to me, then I am going to install an anchor that I can deploy when I want to stop.

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So the blocks GM installed to hold the top down are useless remove them but then buy a top blanket cover to protect your top as it moves when stored.

Not sure but something about this seems odd, let me think about it and maybe it will come to me.

But for now I am going to remove my brakes as they seem useless to me, then I am going to install an anchor that I can deploy when I want to stop.
The blocks are actually worse than useless, because they really don't do anything positive, and have been known in many cases to wear holes in the top.
I understand the perceived need for them on the part of the designers and engineers, but it was one of those things that really wasn't needed, and didn't work out.
A top blanket does keep fibers from the trunk lid liner from getting on the top, but of course that is the case with or without the blocks, so the two are not related.
I drove many miles with no blocks and no blanket, and saw no issues. I do now keep the cockpit cover folder over the top, but only because it is the most convenient place to keep it.

The anchor idea intrigues me. I hope you will post some pictures and a review of its effectiveness. You will reduce unsprung weight, so it should work well.
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