That engine looks beautiful in AMC blue. Nice Work!!
Hoss,JMHO... are you leaving the top sanded/ smooth?
Will do! That was my original plan. I know there are a lot of different ways to fix these tops, texture them and what not. This is a totally new approach on here.I've been looking for a good textured paint for my top, and unfamiliar with SEM. Please post up some images once you wrap up your project-
I am not 100% sure its plastic... I found on a forum here awhile back that earlier tops were a one piece polycarbonate then switched to fiberglass at some point. I hope someone can clarify this because I could have a aftermarket top and not know it.So, your top is plastic and absorbed the paint? How many top coats did you apply?
It's according to what year your top was manufactured as to whether it is injection molded polycarbonate or SMC fiberglass.I am not 100% sure its plastic... I found on a forum here awhile back that earlier tops were a one piece polycarbonate then switched to fiberglass at some point. I hope someone can clarify this because I could have a aftermarket top and not know it.
I am not really sure to be honest. I was just a delivery driver for my local Napa for many years going through college. I just knew of the products that came through on a regular basis. I don't know if SEM makes a color in like you described but If you have a local Napa or auto parts store that mixes paint, they might be able to color match a single stage top coat that might not require a clear coat. If they have a person who mixes paints regularly and really knows his stuff, I'm sure they could point you in the right direction.Can you get an SEM product in that color that would hold up well as a topcoat on a hard top?