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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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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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.
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!
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.
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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