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Old 11-13-2010, 03:26 PM   #1
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Hard Top Touch-up

just took the hardtop out of storage and threw it on the jeep. Ever since I bought my 04 Sport from the previous owner, there have been a few parts of the hardtop that the Khaki paint has chipped away, exposing the white fiberglass below.


I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Has anyone attempted to do something about it? And if you have, how did you fix it? I assume just paint over it, but does Jeep even make touch up paint for the Khaki Hardtop?

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I couldn't tell you how to fix it but i have the same problem with mine

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Old 11-13-2010, 03:50 PM   #3
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A left field suggestion is to paint it with sand color spray paint (best matching) or take a few flakes of peeling paint to an auto body paint supplier and let them color match for sun fade etc. That, or redo it in black. A few hours of prep and a few cans of black flexicote paint will make it look good. That is the same flexible paint I use to recondition my black exterior trim.
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:46 PM   #4
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My hard top is the black and had the same problems. I went to Lowes looking for some Rustoleum in satin black which I thought would match. They didn't have it in the Rustoleum brand but did in the house brand. I used a small water color style paint brush to apply it. As it started to dry I would daub the tacky paint with the brush which then left a light texture that blended perfect with the factory finish.
As for which color would match the Khaki, you may have to do a little work or blending to match.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:04 PM   #5
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Prep it and use bedliner, im sure they'll have it in your color and you won't have to worry about it chipping anymore.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:36 PM   #6
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Prep it and use bedliner, im sure they'll have it in your color and you won't have to worry about it chipping anymore.
Wouldn't the bedliner make the hardtop substantially more heavy?
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Im looking to repaint my entire tan hardtop. Its originally off a '97 TJ and is only a slight shade of what it once was. If anyone has any ideas of what paint to use im interested
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Prep it and use bedliner, im sure they'll have it in your color and you won't have to worry about it chipping anymore.
Got a write up for that?
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:19 PM   #9
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I have gotten touchups from Touch Up Paint Online - Remove Car Scratches to repair some chips on my hardtop. That site has the color codes and everything specifically for the hardtops.

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