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Old 08-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Question anyone have pics of the INSIDE of their hard top painted

Black.... ????? im going to be painting the hard top in a few week, the inside needs it too... its white... was wondering if anyone ever painted them anything other than white

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Old 08-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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The white looked way out of place with the Argate interior. I sprayed mine with Krylon fusion Shimmer Black. It has a little silver flake. You can't see the flake. It looks dark gray and matches the Argate interior and seats.

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Not sure which treads under but I remember seeing one over a month ago. Lots of pics
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The white looked way out of place with the Argate interior. I sprayed mine with Krylon fusion Shimmer Black. It has a little silver flake. You can't see the flake. It looks dark gray and matches the Argate interior and seats.
funny that's the color I bought for the outside ... however I bought 9 cans because it was on clearance... not sure if I can get anymore.... got any pics ???
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #6
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thank you !!!!!!!!!! and I agree looks awesome .. spray or brush on ?
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It may look awesome but the very LAST color I would paint the interior of a Jeep's hard top, ceiling of a room, etc. is black. You'd notice a huge reduction in the ability to see anything at night with the interior lights on, black absorbs light. There is a reason the interior of all hard tops made for Jeeps are white, that color gives a much brighter interior. I'd simply repaint it white. Or off-white if you have to be different. A friend's punk rocker daughter insisted she be allowed to paint her room black. She was given permission & it wasn't long before she agreed black had been a bad choice.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:28 PM   #8
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No issues with my top interior being painted black at night. I also have my windows tinted. There is a lot of glass in the TJ with a hardtop to let light in.

The dome light works great. If you want it brighter, install a LED bulb.
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It may look awesome but the very LAST color I would paint the interior of a Jeep's hard top, ceiling of a room, etc. is black. You'd notice a huge reduction in the ability to see anything at night with the interior lights on, black absorbs light. There is a reason the interior of all hard tops made for Jeeps are white, that color gives a much brighter interior. I'd simply repaint it white. Or off-white if you have to be different. A friend's punk rocker daughter insisted she be allowed to paint her room black. She was given permission & it wasn't long before she agreed black had been a bad choice.
question is it o different from a soft black top ???
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My black soft top has light gray interior, not black.

Black doesn't reflect light, I just don't understand why anyone would change the hard top's interior color from white to black. Not many residences have black ceilings, that is for sure.

To me, it's another one of those form over function decisions.
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u sound like my hubby lol
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:06 PM   #12
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then again I think about my nova.... its all black on the inside... ?????
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It's just a matter of physics. Black absorbs light, white reflects it. If you want a dark interior at night, your roof's interior should be black. If you want a bright interior, it should be nearly anything but black. Light gray, white, etc.
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The white hardtop interior looks terrible. It reminds me of an old cooler. I'll be painting it black when I get the chance.


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There is a lot of glass in the TJ with a hardtop to let light in.

The dome light works great. If you want it brighter, install a LED bulb.

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Not many residences have black ceilings, that is for sure.

How many vehicles have white headliners, though?
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Jerry,

Sorry but you are very wrong on this.
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I think it boils down to personal preference... like JEEPS .. no two are the same that's for sure
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:48 PM   #17
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I agree its just a personal choice. For me, having a red, tan, black and now white for interior colors was too much. The white really stood out.
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Jerry,

Sorry but you are very wrong on this.
That's blasphemy!! How dare you
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Jerry,

Sorry but you are very wrong on this.
Well, we're all entitled to our opinions.

But I'm not sure what I said was "wrong"... a black ceiling reflects less light which will produce a darker interior, and that a white ceiling reflects more light & produces a brighter interior... which is why the ceilings in our houses are usually either white or very light colors. You won't find ceilings inside a house that is black for that reason. Are you saying I am wrong about that?
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Jerry are you saying jeep made the underside of the tops a bright color to make the interior as bright as possible at night? Who reading this thread honestly worries about how bright the interior is at night? Besides jerry of course.

My sisters camaro had a black headliner and the girlfriends scion has one as well, neither complain about not being able to see the inside of their car at night. Me thinks someone is just being their "that's not what I or a few select others on here do so it shouldn't be done" self here...

I have a piece of insulation foam (probably a no-no here too since the "vets" don't do it) thats covered in a black fabric and my interior is PLENTY bright with the lights on. Blindingly bright. And that was before I converted to LED bulbs. It really cleaned up the look. Way better than the white, stained (PO did it) roof it used to have.

Do it!!
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Well, we're all entitled to our opinions.

But I'm not sure what I said was "wrong"... a black ceiling reflects less light which will produce a darker interior, and that a white ceiling reflects more light & produces a brighter interior... which is why the ceilings in our houses are usually either white or very light colors. You won't find ceilings inside a house that is black for that reason. Are you saying I am wrong about that?
Jeep did not "design" the top to be white. That is the basic gel coat color. You are stating that it is designed white to reflect light. Many vehicles have colored and as indicated above black head liners with much smaller interior lights.
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It's just a matter of physics. Black absorbs light, white reflects it. If you want a dark interior at night, your roof's interior should be black. If you want a bright interior, it should be nearly anything but black. Light gray, white, etc.
The soundbar dome light faces down.....maybe we should paint the floors white?
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if you ask me the inside of any top (jeep or otherwise) should always compliment/match the rest of the interior color.

on an agate interior TJ, a satin black or dark slate grey paint on the inside of the hardtop would look great. like in the pix above (post #5), that looks excellent if you ask me.

but please, no black hardtop underside on the camel/khaki interior wranglers.
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Jerry your logic is right on , no one can argue that, whether it be jeeps or houses. Jeep obviously left the color white for a reason, standard gel coat color or not. White reflects light and black absorbs.

Personal prefference on the other hand trumps all. I like the black look but prefer the white. Maybe old eyes can't see as well so I need all the help I can get.
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if you ask me the inside of any top (jeep or otherwise) should always compliment/match the rest of the interior color.

on an agate interior TJ, a satin black or dark slate grey paint on the inside of the hardtop would look great. like in the pix above (post #5), that looks excellent if you ask me.

but please, no black hardtop underside on the camel/khaki interior wranglers.
I painted the inside of my hardtop black, it looks great. Really compliments the black bedliner on the floor as well as the black floor mats. It all works quite well with the camel/khaki interior with factory grey/black accents as well as the green/tan sahara seats of my green sahara. I am very pleased with how it all turned out. I even added leds to the factory lights as well as replacing the oem hardtop dome light with an led one from superbrightleds.com. I haven't had one complaint about a dark interior. Plenty of compliments though
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no issues at all .. love the black

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