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Unread 03-01-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Attention Miami, FL - looking for qualified hardtop painter

Hey guys...I'm looking for someone in Miami, FL who has experience in area of painting Jeep hardtops. The top also needs some very minor fiberglass work done to it.

Please provide a phone number and address of your shop.

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Unread 03-01-2010, 04:51 PM   #2
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are you wanting to paint it flat black (or something similar) or are you wanting to have it color-matched to the body? Unless it's the latter you could do it yourself with spray cans. Fiberglass work isn't hard either. you can get repair kits at autozone (next to the bondo). it would save you a ton of money over getting it professionally prepped and painted
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Unread 03-01-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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It doesn't take anyone special to do that work. You can do it yourself.
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Unread 03-01-2010, 05:50 PM   #4
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I bought a tan top for my last tj and had to paint it black. I sprayed it with cans but didnt like thew streakie look it left. I ended up with a gallon of rustoleum semi flat black and a smooth finish purdy paint roller and it came out absolutely perfect. Try it!
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Unread 03-01-2010, 07:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the replies so far!

I live in a condo so it's tough to do handy work on the TJ however I'm sure I can find a place to do the work.

Now, have any of you experienced any paint chipping, etc? I've been told that after painting the top it will eventually start to chip off? is that true?

DVDSJK do you have any pictures you can post of your hardtop after you painted it using the rustoleum?
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Unread 03-01-2010, 07:21 PM   #6
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I'll see if I can dig a pic up. But I did prep with what they call liquid de-glosser. It actually acts as sort of a sand paper, chemically "roughing" up the paint underneath for better sticking of your top coat.
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Unread 03-01-2010, 09:07 PM   #7
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where in miami are you? i have a neighbor who owns a body shop. but like the others have said, it ain't cheap! i'd be willing to lend a hand should you decide to do it yourself. send me a PM if you're interested in either option.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 06:18 AM   #8
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I sprayed bedliner on the hard top and it looks great. so far has held up quite well. I've had a canoe on top a few times and haven't had any cracking or peeling. Took 3 cans of duplicolor spray on bedliner, and you can get it at Advanced, O'rileys, autozone, etc.
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