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post #1 of 7 Old 06-29-2013, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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hardtop painting

can i repaint the hardtop on my tj or will it give me reaction issues?
has anyone done it and are there any pics as i am thinkig body color.

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-29-2013, 06:13 PM
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I painted mine white and the reactions I got we're all positive. The top can be any color you want just use some good paint and spray can or gun it's your choice.

Took me a few hours to prep but well worth it.

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post #3 of 7 Old 06-30-2013, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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ok cool i was thinking of white to but my tj is turqoise so everyone says no to white but i like the idea.
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I have done mine twice, the first time with spray cans, lasted about 5 years and had a few streaks due to the metallic. This time with a spray gun with much better results. I scrubbed it with a 3m pad and a lot of water, rinse with water, prep with a good wax and grease remover then mask and spray. For paint I used Rustoleum enamel thinned with mineral spirits. For color I mixed gloss black and aluminum for a dark charcoal metallic to match the Columbia Edition flares. You can do this for less than $20, mix colors and don't have to use expensive automotive urethanes, which I hate due to the smell and health risks. Good luck and paint away, remember, it's just paint, if you don't like it, do it again.
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ok cool i was thinking of white to but my tj is turqoise so everyone says no to white but i like the idea.
Wonder how a light tan color would look?

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post #6 of 7 Old 07-08-2013, 12:06 AM
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I painted mine in my garage last year. I was really happy with the results. I scrubbed mine down with 3M pads, washed it several times, then taped it off. I picked up an inexpensive pneumatic spray gun at harbor frieght that worked real well. Last I picked up a small can of paint at my local car paint store. The code was 68060405AA (Jet Black). I also picked up some clear coat and decided on the Satin style clear coat. After I was done, it looked great! It might of cost a bit more than rattle cans but Im sure its gonna last a whole lot longer!
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