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post #1 of 26 Old 02-28-2012, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Monstaliner and painting a CJ7 Hardtop

I just recently painted by 1985 CJ7 hardtop with the Monstaliner product. I used 1 gallon and 1 quart to do the exterior and interior. The top was a very dingy and beat up white and now it is a very new looking top in black. I am very happy with the product although I could have done a better job especially on the interior. See pictures attached and I hope this helps someone that is thinking about doing the same thing with the Monstaliner product!

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post #2 of 26 Old 02-28-2012, 07:18 AM
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looks great!

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Nice work! I've considered doing the same for mine. If only I wasn't so indecisive on the eventual color scheme!

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The top sure came out nice! Thanks for showing the pictures.
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post #5 of 26 Old 02-29-2012, 05:39 AM
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Looks great!

I am planning on doing my interior and exterior with Monstaliner as soon as the weather cooperates.
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post #6 of 26 Old 02-29-2012, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I also has to wait on the weather. I did my prep work and then had to wait a couple of weeks for the weather to cooperate. When I did my top (inside the garage) it was about 70 degrees outside and drying time was about 2 hours.
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Looks great. I'm planning to paint my hard top. Thanks for the idea.
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post #8 of 26 Old 03-01-2012, 10:33 AM
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Repairs before application?

Did you have to make any repairs to your top before application? My top has a lot of little chips around the bottom and I was wondering whether I should put a fiberglass reinforcing band around the bottom before coating. Also I assume you took the glass out before coating? Any problem with the seals leaking because of the rougher coating? Any information about the application and tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
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post #9 of 26 Old 03-01-2012, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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I did not remove the windows. I taped off the gaskets and windows. I had some chips and dings that I elected to not patch and because of the rough texture of the product once installed, it covered most if not all the imperfections. If you are good with working with fiberglass and want to make sure the edge looks new then i recommend going that route. Otherwise the product will cover most of the smaller dings.
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I'd be curious to know how much heavier is the top or is it unnoticeable?
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I didn't see any noticeable difference in the weight.
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Excellent work! I have lined my tub with Monsta and have considered doing the hard top with it. I've even toyed with the idea of painting the entire jeep with it.

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Thanks and yes, after I got finished the thought crossed my mind to do the whole Jeep. I haven't made that decision but if you do please post pictures. That might get me over the hump.
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post #15 of 26 Old 03-11-2012, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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I can't say I notice much difference. I did not use the hard top much before lining with Monstaliner. It was ugly to say the least.
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