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I just scratched my jk around the hard top putting the roof on in a truck, and it's pretty bad, the paint is chipped off. Anyone have any suggestions??
I've seen mopars paint and I am wondering if that would do the job.
For some reason I think I'm screwed with this one... check the images
 

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You could probably sand out the roughness and then use the Mopar touchup paint, and the only person that's going to really notice it is you.
 

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It's probably always going to look like a repair unless you re-spray a large area, if not the whole top.
 

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A little touch up paint and you're golden. Not like its a high gloss paint job on a Ferrari. Its a jeep top!
 

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If it were me, I'd just fill in those scratches with touchup paint. I wouldn't even spray it, just use a tiny hobby paint brush and do a couple of coats to bring it back level with the undamaged ares.

Bummer that it happened, but like somebody else said, the only one who's going notice is you. If, on the other hand you try to sand and paint match and all that, you could make the repair a lot more noticeable than what you're dealing with now.
 

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I use a black sharpie pen and it matches my top completely. Granted I have not done scratches as big as yours but it has done fine for chips and scratches around the freedom panels.
 

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+1 on the touch up paint. I, myself have used a black sharpie to cover up scratches on black but it does seem to have a reddish tint to it that is noticeable enough to drive you nuts when you see it
 

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^^ definitely use the official Mopar stuff. It has texture in it that matches perfectly. I got it in a little Metal bottle with a brush applicator but I think it comes in a spray paint as well. Other paint or black sharpie won't have the texture.
 

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I'd Rhino-Line (or something similar) it.

That way it will be MUCH more durable in the future and this shouldnt happen again.
 

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400 grit to even it out, and a couple of passes with rattle-can touch up - no masking so it will blend in.
 
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Rita dye doesn't work...ask me how I know...

A sharpie does a good temporary job of covering, but will eventually wear/wash off. Plan on buying the MOPAR touch up paint for mine very soon.


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Like Retired-not-Dead said, 400 wet/dry sand paper to feather the sharp edges of the scratch. Do not mask off a square around the scratch or you will end up seeing the square once you pull the tape off. Blend the touch-up paint with the surrounding area. Bada-bing your done....until next time.
 

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Go to autozone and buy the universal flat perfect match spray paint from dupli-color. It matches the hard top perfect. I use it to cover scratches. If the scratches are super deep then maybe you might want to buff them out, otherwise just spray paint them and be done.
 
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