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post #1 of 7 Old 08-03-2020, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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YJ Hardtop ready for sanding - for Raptor Liner

Ready to get started.... light sanding and some minor cosmetic repairs.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-03-2020, 09:34 AM
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Will u be using a top coat UV protective finish?

My understanding is Raptor is UV resistant. But not proof.

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Should look good, Ive done a Raptor coat it turns out pretty nice. Are you using the tintable coat or just black? I like the little cart you built.
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If you haven't already bought the Raptor liner, I'd suggest getting Monsta Liner instead.

I've seen and assisted on three different projects using Raptor, all of them the same prep as my Monsta..... All three of them in less than half the time I've had Monsta have cracked or peeled or faded horribly, Monsta 8 years and going...
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I have no experience with Monsta but my raptor liner has been incredible on everything I've used it on. Prep is half the battle but application is not fool proof. Since raptor is a spray in, there are a lot of different ways you adjust the gun to get the finish you desire. I chose to use a smooth finish rather than a gritty finish. Also remember that multiple light coats are always better than a single thick coat.
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I have no experience with Monsta but my raptor liner has been incredible on everything I've used it on. Prep is half the battle but application is not fool proof. Since raptor is a spray in, there are a lot of different ways you adjust the gun to get the finish you desire. I chose to use a smooth finish rather than a gritty finish. Also remember that multiple light coats are always better than a single thick coat.
And be sure to spray it when its not 90*+
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I already bought the kit, so that's what I'm using... Hopefully I will spray it later in August (Ohio). I plan to test the pressures 50-75 PSI for a smoother rather than gritty finish.



My Jeep is already 80% Raptor lined outside/inside (bought it that way) so not worried... and yes it's tintable, but just staying Black. No Top Coat other than the Raptor Liner planned.....



The cart is a left over free pallet + scrap I bolted the top to... gonna add more to it to tip the top on the back for storage. Had to use HF pneumatic tires instead of casters since my barn is gravel.

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