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Old 06-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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Fiberglass hardtop repair?

I have a very aged CJ hardtop that looks like its lost a good share of its gelcoat. I'm going to include pictures so you can see what I mean. How can I repair this? or is there no hope? I does not have to be perfect I'm only going to put it on during the winter. Can I maybe rhino line it? Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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I think you'd be fine by Rhinolining it.

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Yeah I agree.....or you could just re-resin it to seal all the fibers back shut, then bedline it
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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Line-X is better.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:57 AM   #5
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Yeah I agree.....or you could just re-resin it to seal all the fibers back shut, then bedline it
I was thinking another coat of resin. but that was just a guess it does not need to be smooth just weather resistant and a surface to put some black finish on. Thanks
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My father-in-law invented Gel-Coat when he worked for some paint company. I'd ask him about what to do, but he's dead.

The company made a fortune with it and gave him a $1000 bonus. He got screwed.
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If the surface has deteriorated so much that the fibers are starting to come loose, I'd paint it with polyester resin first to solidify the loose fibers, after that you could use your favorite bedliner product on it. If the fibers are still embedded in resin, then just go right to bedliner.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:31 AM   #8
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If the surface has deteriorated so much that the fibers are starting to come loose, I'd paint it with polyester resin first to solidify the loose fibers, after that you could use your favorite bedliner product on it. If the fibers are still embedded in resin, then just go right to bedliner.
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Yes the fibers are loose, So I'll do the resin first. Thanks

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