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NOC Bulldog 08-16-2010 04:18 PM

Just painted my soft top!
 
I had a tan (spice) soft top and wanted black, but didn't want to spend the money.
Went to advance auto parts and bought the Duplicolor vinyl and fabric paint (flat black) and used 8 cans for the outside and the inside.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...01/jeeptop.jpg

Sprayed 2 coats for each and it came out better than I thought! It stays nice and flexible too. I decided to tint the soft top windows too with some limo tint I had, which is the cling, and not the spray type. Not lets see how long this will last before I need to "touch-up". :2thumbsup:

grt009 08-16-2010 04:38 PM

looks good. i always wondered if you could paint a soft top.

Demp 08-16-2010 07:41 PM

I'd love to see how long before any touchup is needed. Gotten a few dirt stains on the (already less than liked) grey top and too cheap to replace it for cosmetics alone :p

Pathkiller 08-20-2010 07:41 PM

I have a CJ rear seat that I painted 20 years ago with black vinyl dye and it's still black. It was originally the tan Levi denim version.

StupendousMan 08-23-2010 12:36 AM

believe it or not I did that on my 1990 jeep (the whole dash and doors) And needed very few touch ups. I only hope you preped like a mad man

karlo 08-25-2010 12:43 AM

Does anyone have experience using regular spray paint on their soft top?

thel8one 08-25-2010 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by karlo (Post 10016074)
Does anyone have experience using regular spray paint on their soft top?

i dont think that would work jus because the paint needs to be flexable. for some reason im thinking spray paint would stay tacky, but i say this from no experience at all.

NOC Bulldog 08-25-2010 05:29 PM

regular paint would be rigd, and not flexible. Not so good if you want to move the soft top to take it off, or put it on.

stroh 08-26-2010 02:58 AM

I had no idea you could paint a soft top! This opens up all sorts of possibilities.

NOC Bulldog 08-26-2010 07:06 PM

Paint the top, the seats, and the carpet!!

limeTjTerror 08-30-2010 06:23 PM

Painted my softop about three months ago, was gray, and is now black. It hasnt chipped or anything. Looks as good as yours!! :2thumbsup:

NonRubicon 08-30-2010 06:43 PM

Awesome.

Now I know I can keep the classic grey color when I need a new top and/or doors! :D

jeepinjosh21 09-01-2010 09:27 AM

how would u prep the top to be painted im considering this for my top

NOC Bulldog 09-13-2010 06:44 PM

Wash the top VERY WELL. I let it dry for a day before I painted it. I just took it off the jeep and propped it up with the existing hardware, and 2 old chairs for the section at the windshield. The paint covered very well, and I still need to cover it with a second coat, the picture is only with 1 coat.

tjwillis 09-13-2010 06:51 PM

Do they sell the paint in alot of different colors?


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