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post #1 of 24 Old 08-16-2010, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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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.



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".



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post #2 of 24 Old 08-16-2010, 05:38 PM
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looks good. i always wondered if you could paint a soft top.
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post #3 of 24 Old 08-16-2010, 08:41 PM
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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
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post #4 of 24 Old 08-20-2010, 08:41 PM
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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.
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post #5 of 24 Old 08-23-2010, 01:36 AM
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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
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post #6 of 24 Old 08-25-2010, 01:43 AM
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Does anyone have experience using regular spray paint on their soft top?
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post #7 of 24 Old 08-25-2010, 12:23 PM
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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.
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post #8 of 24 Old 08-25-2010, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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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.


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post #9 of 24 Old 08-26-2010, 03:58 AM
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I had no idea you could paint a soft top! This opens up all sorts of possibilities.
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post #10 of 24 Old 08-26-2010, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Paint the top, the seats, and the carpet!!


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post #11 of 24 Old 08-30-2010, 07:23 PM
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Painted my softop about three months ago, was gray, and is now black. It hasnt chipped or anything. Looks as good as yours!!
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post #12 of 24 Old 08-30-2010, 07:43 PM
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Awesome.

Now I know I can keep the classic grey color when I need a new top and/or doors!
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post #13 of 24 Old 09-01-2010, 10:27 AM
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how would u prep the top to be painted im considering this for my top
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post #14 of 24 Old 09-13-2010, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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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.


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post #15 of 24 Old 09-13-2010, 07:51 PM
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Do they sell the paint in alot of different colors?

"my biggest fear is that someday I will die and my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it"
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