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Unread 03-12-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Hardtop Paint Input Appreciated: '95 B&W YJ

YJ: White body with rust and rust "drip" stains, black HT.

I planned to just roll paint the HT black with rustoleum enamel or marine paint, but now I see that there may be layers of old paint under the black. There is harvest orange color, and under that may be stone color, unless that is not paint and simply the base. This Jeep is new-to-me so I don't have a history on its parts.

Anyhow if I am going to have to put extra work into painting the HT anyhow, I may consider painting it a color other than black.

Do you think it would be better to paint this HT black, or paint it a stone color? I read that lighter colors conceal flaws better. Opinions and input appreciated.





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Unread 03-12-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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I think it basically boils down to personal preference.Lighter colors conceal better.It also depends how glossy or flat you go.If you go with a relatively flat black then it will not show as much as a super glossy job.It all comes down to prep work..If you don't want to spend time prepping then you might want to stick to a lighter color..If you actually want to put some leg work into it then your options are open.BUUUUUT,,,If you have any peeling paint it will have to be addressed.If you paint over peeling paint it will just peel off your new paint.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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The Stone color is the primer.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
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The Stone color is the primer.

Oh I see.


Thanks for the replies guys.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #5
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Take a light da sander to the top. Then spray it with raptor liner !!
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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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Hmm I'll have to read up on raptor liner then tjohnson. Interesting, thanks.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
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Not a problem. Check out the thread I started with raptor liner. I know I haven't posted much on this forum. But I have had 4 jeeps and raptor liner was fun to spray
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