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Black tops really hot in the summer??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GM Man, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. GM Man

    GM Man 1/2 ton status

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    Right now I have a tan Jimmy with a white top, but I'm getting the urge to spray paint a different color. I'm thinking about going with a black top with some other color, but the thing thats holding me up is, how hot does that black top get in the summer? I dont want my family complaining cause its to hot to take the Jimmy.

    Thanks
     
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    Yes, it gets incredibly hot in my truck in the summer with the top on.
     
  4. GM Man

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    Well that solves that issue. Thanks guys for the info. :thumb:
     
  5. HarryH3

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    I had a black topped '87 when I lived in Houston. Getting into that thing after it had been sitting in the sun felt like there was a giant heater in the back seat. It was amazing how much heat that top threw off! :eek1:
     
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    Wish I would have thought to ask that question before I painted my top. Went from a light tan to a dark brown and wow what a difference it made.
     
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    Sizzling good....
     
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    dark colors absorb heat and light colors reflect heat
     
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    I already painted my top black but it was already a dark blue so it didn't make that big of a difference. Eh well, it's a trailer queen anyways.
     
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    I used to have a white top on my 78 k5 and it was just about as hot as my 82 with a black top
     

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