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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2000, 05:24 PM
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How do I get original texture back on hardtop?

I am just about finished refiberglassing the gazillion cracks in my hardtop and am ready to paint. The problem is I've got all this nice smooth spots in the textured top where I've been sanding. Anybody know how to get the original textured finish back on my hard top? Or even something close. And what kind of paint would be best to use on the top. If anyone needs to know how to fiberglass a crack or create entire missing sections of a hardtop just email me and I can tell you what I've been going through. It's been tough but I've only spent about 30 bucks and I've got a top that's going to look as good as new.

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Re: How do I get original texture back on hardtop?

You might make a plaster mold of the opposite sides irregular finish. Then when ready, put release agent on the mold, and fill with resin and apply it to the smooth area. I've used Duplicolor Truck and Bed covering to duplicate the irregular covering when painting the hard top, and it worked well. I would appreciate any information you have to share about doing your hardtop repair... email me at:

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Re: How do I get original texture back on hardtop?

When I had mine painted the shop put something in the paint that has a slight sand like texture. It's not as course as the stuff like you put on concrete steps. I've liked it for several years now. Looks good and keeps my boat from sliding around.
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