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post #1 of 19 Old 01-17-2010, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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hardtop paint

ok so i just picked up a used hardtop and i wanna repaint it from brown to white

whats the best paint to do this with?

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post #2 of 19 Old 01-17-2010, 08:01 PM
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rustoleum white
sand the crap out of it first before you paint it and cover the floors wherever you paint it at because the spray likes to settle on anything uncovered

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rustoleum flat black.
sand the crap out of it first before you paint it and cover the floors wherever you paint it at because the spray likes to settle on anything uncovered
Except he wants it white.
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do u need to add a primer or anything before doing this. I've never painter plastic before
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I would like to repaint my hardtop too becuase the previous owner had scuffed it taking it off. My question is how do you keeo the matte finish with the over spray look if you paint it?
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I would like to repaint my hardtop too becuase the previous owner had scuffed it taking it off. My question is how do you keeo the matte finish with the over spray look if you paint it?
Use flat finish paint. I think that's what you're asking, not sure what you mean by "over spray look".

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Mine has a overspray texture to it!! Rough not smooth,
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post #10 of 19 Old 03-07-2010, 05:38 PM
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If your still wondering, I had very good luck with krylon fusion on my hardtop... wet sanded it good, and just sprayed away....

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Clean it first with a good degreaser, scuff it, prime it and paint it. Personally, I'd paint it first with gloss, and put a flat top coat on it if you want a flat finish. Gloss finish cures harder. Flat paint doesn't hold up to much abuse due to the softer finish, but as a finish coat it should hold up fine. If you don't sand the crap out of it, the texture will still be there.

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I am painting my hard top this summer when I take it off, I planned on doing it myself, I have read on the forum about people using Krylon Fusion, where is the best place to buy it ?
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Walmart........

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Thanks... Walmart, I will pick up enough to do my top and plastic flares, will post pics when done...
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If you want flat black or military colors, I had the best luck with checker (o'reilly) autoparts... It is krylon "Camouflage" but it is still fusion paint...

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