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Unread 05-26-2014, 11:38 PM   #1
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Fiberglass top repair

Hello everyone,
I just bought a new 84 jeep CJ7 and want to repaint the hard top which looks faded. However I just noticed that on the top side of the hardtop, it's covered in loose fibers. It's like a coat of fur all over the top. Can this be sanded down? I've never worked with fiberglass before and never seen a CJ hardtop with so many loose fibers. Thanks

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Unread 05-27-2014, 06:18 AM   #2
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Hello everyone,
I just bought a new 84 jeep CJ7 and want to repaint the hard top which looks faded. However I just noticed that on the top side of the hardtop, it's covered in loose fibers. It's like a coat of fur all over the top. Can this be sanded down? I've never worked with fiberglass before and never seen a CJ hardtop with so many loose fibers. Thanks
There have been a couple good threads very recently on here about doing what you want to do, just do a quick search or flip back a few pages.
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Unread 05-27-2014, 06:47 AM   #3
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I've seen threads about painting. Never heard of anyone with my exact issue: top is completely "frayed" and covered in hair-like strands
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Unread 05-28-2014, 04:56 AM   #4
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Other than the fact my son's had a big hole to patch, it also had hair type fibers all over the top of it. I sanded the whole top before painting. Here's my thread.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/an...epair-1432652/
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Unread 05-28-2014, 10:24 AM   #5
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Other than the fact my son's had a big hole to patch, it also had hair type fibers all over the top of it. I sanded the whole top before painting. Here's my thread. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/an...epair-1432652/
so you just sand those fibers down? Thanks
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Unread 05-28-2014, 10:07 PM   #6
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The fiberglass has degraded from the elements. You could use fiberglass resin or gel coat over the fibers, sand then paint.
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Unread 05-29-2014, 08:24 AM   #7
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Resin and squeegee it down to a nice thin coat, sand it smooth and paint.
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Unread 05-29-2014, 08:38 AM   #8
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The fiberglass has degraded from the elements. You could use fiberglass resin or gel coat over the fibers, sand then paint.

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