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post #1 of 13 Old 01-13-2019, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Where to find new/used body color hard top???

I was thinking to replace my plastic black 3 piece hardtop with a black body color hardtop. I thought it would be an easy find, either new or used. I can't find them anywhere! Any ideas of where I can source one? I'm not looking into painting one myself. Just trying to keep it easy. I have a 2016 JKU. Any help is much appreciated.

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-13-2019, 09:58 PM
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Used, just keep watching Craigslist and hope to catch one.
New, Mopar accessory part# 82212534. Would be best to order it from a local dealership for the best chance of getting it in good condition. Shop around local dealers, many will price match on-line prices or try to undercut each other to get a sale that large ($3k).

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Have you thought about taking your existing hard top to a body shop?

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The non-body colored tops are textured. You'd never get a smooth clearcoat finish on them.

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I wrote a rather lengthy reply about where to look for tops but then it disappeared. Ask at your next club meeting or post on their Facebook page. Watch Craigslist. Look at salvage yards.

I know a guy that got a smooth finish on his YJ textured hard top. Then again, he owned a paint and body shop.

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The non-body colored tops are textured. You'd never get a smooth clearcoat finish on them.

Well.... Youd want to sand first. Haha. This makes no sense. It can be smooth. The underlying top for the body color options is the same top as the texture finish.

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i would think finding a Black painted 4d HT wont be easy.

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Buy a new colored hard top, sell yours for 1400. Done.


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post #9 of 13 Old 01-17-2019, 07:47 AM
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Body shop quoted me $600 to sand smooth, prime and paint a 'regular one'

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Body shop quoted me $600 to sand smooth, prime and paint a 'regular one'

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How long until it flakes off. I had my front bumper painted that way at the dealer and it only lasted two years until it started to bubble and peel off when washing it.


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How long until it flakes off. I had my front bumper painted that way at the dealer and it only lasted two years until it started to bubble and peel off when washing it.


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Front bumper on what? Your JK? That's a soft plastic that flexes, if they didnt use adhesion promoter and a flex agent in the paint I'd understand why... the top is fiberglass, a lot more rigid, but same steps need to be taken with regards to flex agents in the paint

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Front bumper on what? Your JK? That's a soft plastic that flexes, if they didnt use adhesion promoter and a flex agent in the paint I'd understand why... the top is fiberglass, a lot more rigid, but same steps need to be taken with regards to flex agents in the paint

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Good to know. I still question the durability


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Good to know. I still question the durability


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The factory body colored tops are not made out of some magical material. Itís the same crap but smooth.

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