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Old 08-12-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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repainting hardtop

I want to respray my hardtop black. I have leftover jet black auto body paint. I also was considering plasti dipping the top. What you guys think would be better?

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:03 PM   #2
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I just rattle can mine came Out good
Don't think it makes much difference just do the prep work and it should come out good.

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Old 08-13-2014, 02:50 AM   #3
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I can say that auto body paint will not work, reason for this is there are too many temperature changes with the fiberglass hard top and the paint will soon lift and peel.

The plastic dip is the same thing mainly because with the temperature changes creating moisture that will be under the plastic dip and soon there will be bubbles and the plastic dip will start looking bad and then peel.

The best thing that I have personally used so far was Dupli-Color spray on truck bed liner. Gives it a texture and is kind of "rubberized". Has been on there almost 2 full years now with no problems.

Sure you can use a primer sealer or a gel coat sealer on the fiberglass if you really want to use automotive style paint on it. But you will still be dealing with the temperature swings because of the fiberglass. Main reason they have so much trouble with the paint jobs on a Corvette.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:40 AM   #4
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Auto body paint will work if the top is thoroughly sanded and primed. After all they paint Corvettes and boats. You will need to sand all of the texture off the top with 220 grit sandpaper and use a good automotive primer re sand with 320 grit and spray. That is the way I did my top over a year and a half ago and it is holding up perfectly.

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Old 08-13-2014, 06:51 AM   #5
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Thanks for the insight guys! Looks good Mowrangler!
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:24 PM   #6
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i used u-pol raptor inside and out.... check it out in my build thread
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Anybody have pics of the spray on bedliner products? How many cans to do the top? Looking to do my top and floors soon.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:43 PM   #8
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I did my hardtop with dupli color Bed Armor

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Old 08-14-2014, 09:20 AM   #9
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I did my hardtop with dupli color Bed Armor

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How many cans/coats that take you? Looks great
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Looks good. How many cans?
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:03 AM   #11
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Used 4 cans.. Should've used more but autozone had 4 left lol and just wanted to do it
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:28 PM   #12
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