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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-06-1999, 12:20 PM
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Painting a hardtop?

Hey, I found a great deal on some full doors and a top off a CJ-7 for my Wrangler. Darn it, I'll make the top fit.

The top used to be black, but the last owner painted it tan. I want to paint it black again. What type of paint do I need? It's a fiberglass top if that matters.


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Re: Painting a hardtop?

Use some type of semigloss or flat. Gloss looks bad; Shows imperfections. I'm thinking about using Sherwin williams A-100 and A Wagner power painter on mine.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-07-1999, 02:50 AM
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Just finished painting 3 tops. Used DuPont automotive paint. Two tan and one gray. Tried adding flattener to the paint to minimize gloss. Mixed per directions on the first one and it still came out glossy. Greatly increased the amount of flattener but still glossy. As it turns out I sort of like the glossy!!

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Re: Painting a hardtop?

I just painted mine with Duplicolor Truck Bed Liner, part no. 250. It came out pretty good. I got the tip from someone else on this board. He said he did his w/3 cans, it took me 4.5, I guess I have a heavier trigger finger.

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