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Old 04-25-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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painting hard-top

My hard top's pretty scratched up from low hanging branches and taking it off every time the sun's shining. I was thinking of repainting it with truck bed liner paint. That stuff is tough as nails. Anyone ever tried that?

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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The biggest thing for me about bed liner in general is it fades from the sun and elements. I have yet to see any that doesn't. Why not just touch up with regular paint, the rough texture should make most of it unnoticeable.

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That's a good point. Gray top wouldn't look as good on a blacked out jk. Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:52 AM   #4
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Bedliner is ugly. Don't hurt your jeep's appearance with it. Also, it's added weight. Sorry to bring weight up, because I'm always worrying about weight, but its true.

If you're going to spray, which I agree you should, then you should spray the entire top with black then spray clear coat. It will probably come out nicely. If it doesn't come out so nicely, then hey, it will still be better than bedliner.
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I think bedliner looks good on a jeep. I've actually seen whole JKs bedlined and it looked cool. Painting it with anything else will only allow it to get scratched again and won't solve the actual problem. A lot of bedliners can have a UV protectant that will protect it from fading. I'd personally use a less rough bedliner like monstaliner or linex. Herculiner is a good bedliner but its very very abrasive so you wouldn't want to run your hands along it and feel that
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