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Old 11-19-2019, 12:04 PM
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Question Painting Hardtop Question

Found a deal on a primered hard top. Would love to try to save more money and rattle can spray paint it myself.
Anyone do this? Suggestions on paint? I am thinking semi-gloss black to look as close to factory as possible

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Plenty around here have painted their hardtops. I personally only did the inside black with duplicolor bedliner, intended to do the outside but decided against it since the pinstriping on my silver hardtop isnt that bad (YET). However when I do I will probably roll it on.

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Yep painted my inside to help with glare, it actually helps alot.
Anything exterior is all about the surface prep, but if you are just doing rattle can guessing you don't really care too much.
The good ole 20/20 paint jobs, looks great from 20ft or 20mph.
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White. Cooler in summer and it will look like a Chief. A few coats of flat white followed by a few coats of gloss. Easy to touch up and no color match issues. Brush pinstripe doesn't show as much.
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It will be almost impossible to paint the hard top with an rattle can and not have streaks in it. The problem is the large surface area vs the narrow fan pattern of a rattle can. Rattle cans are fine for small parts, but the larger the part the more difficult to get even coverage. At a minimum find someone with a cheap spray gun. Or better yet, find a body shop guy to do it "after hours" for a discount.
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Expect to also do it frequently as UV is harsh on non automotive paints
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Great point! Even "cheap" automotive paint will be much more durable than spray paint.
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So...I have a 14 JKU. My hardtop looks matte black. I need to touch up some scratches on it. Only touch up I can find is shiny. I know the sun has faded it. Does anyone know the actual part number or paint code for that paint? I have searched a bunch.
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If and when I decide to paint my hardtop due to wear and scratches, I will either use rattle cans or buy automotive paint and use my sprayer. I would probably choose satin black as opposed to semi-gloss.
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I purchased the Mopar Black Hardtop touch up paint for my 2012 and the colors do not match. The touch up is darker black and more glossy....mainly do to factory hardtop paint that has faded.


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Found a deal on a primered hard top. Would love to try to save more money and rattle can spray paint it myself.
Anyone do this? Suggestions on paint? I am thinking semi-gloss black to look as close to factory as possible
Why was the hard top primed in the first place?

Was the hard top originally a textured black one, or a smooth "body color" one?

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So...I have a 14 JKU. My hardtop looks matte black. I need to touch up some scratches on it. Only touch up I can find is shiny. I know the sun has faded it. Does anyone know the actual part number or paint code for that paint? I have searched a bunch.
Mopar 68060406AA Hard Top Touch Up Paint 5 oz Spray Can in Black

Mopar 68060405AB 1/2 oz Hard Top Paint Pen in Black

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