So been wanting to match my ugly black hardtop to the body. But here is the catch, I own a deep sea blue jeep. Since it was discontinued so quick I can't find a matching top in the country. So I may paint it but am extremely nervous I may muck it up, but at the same time I don't wanna spend god knows how much for a pro to do it.
So my questions are,
Has anyone tried it?
If so hiw did it turn out, were you able to match your jeep with out much notice? I feel you will see how much the body had faded compared to a freshly painted hardtop.
Before trying to match the paint tone you have the obstacle of removing the texture and working the fiberglass to make it look smooth like the rest of the jeep. So better off getting multiple quotes from body shops.
2007 JK Unlimited Sahara
2001 TJ Sport *Sold*
2006 TJ Sport *Sold*
I noticed the texture of it.... Do you think it will make a huge deal it not being smooth? Or do you think it has to be safes down or re worked to a more flat surface. And do you think it's possible to drop the top off aNd keep my jeep on the street. Or would it be best to leave it as one unit on the jeep. I don't feel comfortable not having my jeep. And I found a link to getting the exact same paint as used on my jeep so would it really be that hard to match? I may be a bit out to lunch asking this but I'm by no means a expert painter. I just feel my jeep will look dull compared to the fresh hard top. As my jku is a 2010
Ok so I'll admit defeat on the hard top. I was extremely nervous about that anyways. I'll start looking around at some quotes next week or so. What about fenders? Has anyone had any experience painting the black factory fenders? I'm trying to eliminate all of this black on my jk.
On another note. I've come to the conclusion jeep needs to make a warning label for buyers saying they may experience excessive modding and dwindling bank accounts lol
Don't paint the fenders unless its a street queen. My white factory fenders are pitted and chipped very badly from gravel, branches, rocks etc. Unless it stays on the road AND has something to keep from kicking debris up from the front tires, not worth the time or money in my opinion.
Ok, what if I do something along the lies of a colored Berliner? Won't chip from gravel an rocks. But will it adhere to the fenders? No this puppy is no street princess, but I do take pride in my jeep as its my first vehicle I've bought new and since u spent a dumb amount of money I want it looking good. I think it will look dumb having black fenders when te rest of my jeep is becoming white in blue color scheme. Black has been so over done and I want to do something original.
It's a 2008 and I just painted it a few months ago. No noticeable fade. Up close you notice the texture and therefore the color is slightly different since it doesn't have quite the same smooth shine as the body, but nothing really to note. I think it looks awesome. Kinda gives my Jeep a two tone look (black on bottom, silver on top) and certainly looks custom. Haven't quite seen another one like it. The MW3 Jeeps are similar, but they have painted fender flares. Personally I like the black flares matched with my tinted windows and satin black wheels.
That's exactly how I want to do my jeep! Except where you are black I want to make white. And of course my deep sea blue.
Thanks for the post though. It was nice to see someone got it done for under 1000$ cause I couldn't justify spending much more for straight cosmetic reasons.