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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2001, 09:39 AM
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Painting Top

What's the scoop on painting the top. Can the surface be smoothed out first?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2001, 10:16 AM
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Re: Painting Top

Not unless you want to spend a few weeks sanding. They came with the flat splatter paint so the fiberglass didn't have to be as smooth or wave-free as a Corvette's. If you go back with gloss, or remove the splatter, it'll show.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2001, 11:15 AM
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when i had my bronco painted recently i had the top painted with the same paint as the body i think it came out good. you can see if your interested at

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2001, 10:33 AM
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Painted mine same as the body when I had it restored. Be sure to use a good seam sealer on all joints. Used the splatter paint on the inside, looks awesome. See attached pic of mine.

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Re: Painting Top

35's without suspension lift...awesome! how much did you have to cut out?

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2001, 01:45 PM
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i have been asked that question over a thousand times i did not cut a thing to fit the 35s i know its hard to believe but i didnt they will rub off road but 4" suspension lift to be added in the spring if things go right.

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