Yes so I used the Mopar hard top touch up paint pen, sanded within the chipped area, used the touch up to lay a base coat and then on the final coat I dabbed a sponge lightly and quickly to create a similar effect. On small chips you don’t need to do that but on line scratches and big areas it blends right in. There is a small difference in color if you’re getting close and looking for it but other than that it looks OEMDid you use just factory OEM hardtop paint to restore? Any prep? I read your part about the sponge, but I have quite a few scratches on mine that I would like to fix up.
Correct my JKU had a past Painted top this is texturedThe factory black hard tops are not painted. They do have a textured finish which may be the composite material they are made from. Factory black fenders/flares also have a textured finish but again are not painted.
Factory painted hardtops have a very smooth finish as to factory painted flares.