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post #1 of 9 Old 05-30-2003, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Painting CJ hard top

Does anyone know what to use to paint a CJ fibreglass hardtop. Mine looks pretty rough and I would like to giver a paint job. Do I use standard automotive paint and primer?


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post #2 of 9 Old 05-30-2003, 05:56 PM
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I changed my hardtop from black to tan with 3 or 4 cans of Krylon gloss (or semigloss-I don't remember) spray paint. It came out great and seems pretty durable so far, its only been about 9 months, but it made it through the winter in Maine.

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post #3 of 9 Old 05-30-2003, 07:02 PM
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I just painted my hard top. I used PPG DAU with low gloss additive. It is a one shot base & clear coat in one. You need to scuf the top really good with a scratch pad first, that is the way a body shop will do it.

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I just had my hardtop painted too, I had to fix some minor stress cracks in gell coat with some fiberglass. then sanded it with 220 in random orbit sander. Paint shop shot a primer and then changed top from Brown to Bright White. Hate the heat here in CA. looks GREAT!!!!

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-30-2003, 10:41 PM
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I'm just going to use spray paint on mine. I'm pretty sure that's all they do at JeepsRus. I'm going to call them next week and find out for sure.

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post #6 of 9 Old 05-31-2003, 06:16 AM
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Sorry to steal this thread somewhat but I am going to paint my hardtop soon and I was wondering if you guys (or girls) had pics of hardtops painted the same color as the jeep. (orange is my color) any opinions on this?

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Believe it or not, I used a quart of Rustoleum satin black and a paint roller! It looks great! I didnt want to lose that pebble coating that is in the fiberglass. I tried useing spray bombs but I kept leaving stripes so I borke out the quart and the roller!

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post #8 of 9 Old 05-31-2003, 08:49 AM
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BigJMcConnell: on painting the hard top same as body I think the new Saraha's are painted that way. It makes them look differant but I'm sure thats from them always being two tone. I think it would look okay painted that way only thin is so much orange (for my taste).

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post #9 of 9 Old 05-31-2003, 09:23 AM
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scramblin_man,

good tip on the roller paint job.....I never really thought about that. I am tending to agree with crf that an orange hard top may be too much...so I just may go with black(rolled on )

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