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Old 09-26-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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changing the soft top color

I have a chance to get a used soft top for cheap. The only problem is that it is spice color. Not feeling it. I would prefer black. But, the price is right. Is there any way to dye or even paint it black? I could not find a thread for this topic. Any help would be appreciated. I could live with spice for the price.

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #2
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I have a chance to get a used soft top for cheap. The only problem is that it is spice color. Not feeling it. I would prefer black. But, the price is right. Is there any way to dye or even paint it black? I could not find a thread for this topic. Any help would be appreciated. I could live with spice for the price.
I did see a thread on this , someone painted the soft top black with some kind of fabric paint,it looked real good. I will see if i can find it for you.

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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I have used SEM colot coat to do this kind of work in the past, I even used this stuff on my neoprene Jack cover. Works great and is holding up well in the sun.

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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LilYeller, very cool. I may have to try that. I am not against painting it. I see people painting their interiors. Never anything exposed to the weather.
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Would like to hear from people who have done this already.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:06 PM   #6
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The Hi lift Jack cover on my hood was painted with that stuff and its in the FL sun all day every day. I havent used any protectant on it and it was a light gray by the time I decided to paint it. Still black as the day I painted it. Ask around about SEM, its the stuff professionals use when it comes to restoring vehicles. I used this stuff all the time in my Auto Reconditioning business.

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The Hi lift Jack cover on my hood was painted with that stuff and its in the FL sun all day every day. I havent used any protectant on it and it was a light gray by the time I decided to paint it. Still black as the day I painted it. Ask around about SEM, its the stuff professionals use when it comes to restoring vehicles. I used this stuff all the time in my Auto Reconditioning business.

wow!! do not want to get away from topic but your jeep looks awesome , I love yellow.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:48 AM   #8
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Autozone has dupli-color fabric and dye spray for about $6 a can. Myself and a friend have changed our spice roll bar pads and consoles to black and they look better than new. The only tip I have, no matter what brand you use is to put tape on your zippers, just the plastic teeth need to be covered. The paint or overspray can make the zippers very hard to use and can also make the teeth not mesh together correctly and they will pull apart.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:29 PM   #9
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tnjeeprider, that is a great tip.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #10
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Just got home from picking up the soft top and hardware. $100. for top, hardware, and even the door half window. Not too shabby.
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Nice work! cant beat that.
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No, you can not beat that with a stick. Was hoping to put the top on today. It is rainging so hard. Like a cow pissing on a flat rock.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #13
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Do not have to worry about changing the color for the top. It is not the right one. Back to looking on craigslist. Can not catch a break.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:51 PM   #14
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How is it the wrong top
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #15
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What we have here folks. Is what is commonly known as operator error. An Id ten Tee problem. Also known as IDIOT!!!!!!!!. It was the right top. I guess because it has not been used for two years and it is an old top. 7 to be exact. The combination of all that made it almost impossible to install. The guy who I bought it off of came to my house and installed it. There was some saving grace. He said it was difficult and did not think he could do it alone. He probably could have but he was being nice. Either way, I have the top and it is installed. Going to work on changing the color hopefully soon. Thanks to everyone for their advice.
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The new top

Here is the new top. It is a little rough but for $100. No complaints here.
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Not bad at all for $100.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #18
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It was a steal. Like I said the seller helped me install it. Also got mirrors for when I take the doors off. That go into the door hinge when the door is off.
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It was a steal. Like I said the seller helped me install it. Also got mirrors for when I take the doors off. That go into the door hinge when the door is off.
Hey man, did you ever dye that soft top?

I'm looking to do the same to my Bestop Trektop NX and was wondering how it turned out and what you used.

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