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oletennessean 03-18-2012 01:02 AM

spray paint a soft top?
wondering if anyone has ever spray painted a soft top and if so was it a color other than black and how long til it needed touching up? wanting a tan fastback soft top preferably to match the exterior color of the jeep but know it'll never happen so was wondering what my options were

Pontiackid87 03-18-2012 01:04 AM

I dident spray a top but i sprayed side window's from tan to black using pepboy's vinyl paint.. Came out great..

kbwwolf 03-18-2012 08:04 AM

Not sure exactly what spray paint would do to the canvas on a soft top over time.

Good luck with it.

tjt94 03-18-2012 09:38 AM

I painted some very faded nylon saddlebags a few years ago and they came out great. Go to any auto parts store and get the fabric paint. The paint held up way better than the fabric did in the hot sun that we have here.

termite 03-18-2012 09:45 AM

It could be done, but with a soft top I would use a vinyl die as opposed to the normal vinyl spray paint.

tjt94 03-18-2012 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by termite (Post 2152671)
It could be done, but with a soft top I would use a vinyl die as opposed to the normal vinyl spray paint.

Not true. Do a little research. I got the idea from watching one of the car shows where they painted the seats of an old Buick. I used the paint for my saddlebags and they held up great.

Casotakar1229 03-18-2012 10:49 AM

I would not spray paint it, but I think there is a way to dye it. spray paint will more than likely crack and ripple after putting that soft top up and down.

tjt94 03-18-2012 12:03 PM

There is specific spray paint for fabric and upholstery. It does not crack or ripple. Do whatever you want. I just offered my firsthand experience with doing what you want.

oletennessean 03-18-2012 12:46 PM

awesome, thanks for the help, i wasnt sure how the paint would work exactly as the only thing i've ever really used rattle cans on are my rifles, will try it, figure if it doesnt work the way i want can always paint back over it

AZdevilYJ 11-02-2012 03:55 PM

How is this holdin up? I'm trying to go from black to either green or tan

BigBen028 07-21-2013 02:09 PM

I painted mine today looks great used vinyl spray paint from O'Reilly's auto parts fyi I went from tan to black

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