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post #1 of 12 Old 04-25-2009, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Faded hard top

Any suggestions on how to restore some of the color and make it look newer?
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-25-2009, 07:29 PM
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i've always used back to black by mothers for my hardtop.

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post #3 of 12 Old 04-26-2009, 12:33 AM
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if you want to paint it like I did... sand it, then use Krylon Fusion Paint or Rustoleum spray paint
works wonders!!!

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post #5 of 12 Old 04-26-2009, 08:10 AM
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Go to home depot or lowes and get some penetrol. It works great. I have used it on two tan tops and one black top. I put it on every year when I put my hard top back on.
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post #6 of 12 Old 04-26-2009, 10:18 AM
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Go to home depot or lowes and get some penetrol. It works great. I have used it on two tan tops and one black top. I put it on every year when I put my hard top back on.
X2 I was shocked how good this stuff worked, I did mine about two years ago and it still looks good....

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Nice looking Jeep you have there Zoom By You. I wonder if those add on mirrors will still fit with the KC light mounts???? I have a 02 same color

As for for the faded hardtop, I bought some Penetrol but have not used it yet

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Nice looking Jeep you have there Zoom By You. I wonder if those add on mirrors will still fit with the KC light mounts???? I have a 02 same color
Thanks, I don't see too many Jeeps this color; as for the mirrors, I was wondering the same thing a while back but I think with longer screws for the mirror brackets, it might be possible to run both....

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Go to home depot or lowes and get some penetrol. It works great. I have used it on two tan tops and one black top. I put it on every year when I put my hard top back on.
Do you use this stuff on the bumpers?
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post #10 of 12 Old 02-02-2010, 04:33 PM
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Meguiar's Boat Wax. It comes in a blue bottle. Boats have a gelcoat on them, just like our hardtops do.

Meguiar's Direct Fiberglass Restoration System

My black hardtop on my '98 was faded pretty bad. I got tired of looking at the chalky appearance, and Mother's, etc. never lasted more than a few weeks.

It is just like waxing the body paint, only this is made for fiberglass. Use the Oxidation Remover first and then apply the Wax. My hardtop looked new when I was finished, and lasted as long as my regular wax job on the body.
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post #11 of 12 Old 12-20-2015, 06:30 AM
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Thanks for the tip on using Penetrol to restore my hard top! To be honest, I was skeptical about using it, so I tested it first on the fender flares. The difference is like night and day! I followed the directions and used a cloth to apply it but wasn't getting the even coverage I wanted so I used a 6" paint roller and I couldn't be happier with the final results! Thanks again! 2000 TJ Wrangler Sport.
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post #12 of 12 Old 12-21-2015, 06:29 AM
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I had the nearby restorations body shop paint mine. It was sun bleached and tired from living outdoors in the florida sun. While it was a little pricy, it looks like new now and the uptick in "nice jeep" comments was noticeable.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/sa...l#post33214946
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