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faded hard top on 87.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtrdrms, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. mtrdrms

    mtrdrms 1/2 ton status

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    THe fiberglass top on my 87 is not black anymore. what can I do?
     
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    :crazy: me too
     
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    Ummm...maybe paint it? :blush:
     
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    Mine matches the red of my body... I didn't paint it myself, but I'm pretty sure it's been painted.
     
  5. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    if the pebblegrain has been taken out before it was painted (meaning smooth like your hood), you can buff it easily... if it still has the pebblegrain you can remove the oxidation too, its just more difficult..
     
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    it is the fiberglass material. There is very little paint left. So it is ok to just paint the top? what paint should I use? Anyone ever painted theirs?
     
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    I sanded mine down and "painted" it with rattlecan bedliner. Mine was originally white, but now it is black. The PO had previously repainted it with HOUSE PAINT. :mad:

    The bedliner returns the stock "pebbled" look.
     
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    I just used krylon gloss. Cleaned the top,then shoot it with paint. :D
     
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    awesome, thanks guys!
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i would suggest scrubbing it down with a scuff pad to take any sheen off it.. damp towel/ dry towel with denatured alcohol before painting...
     
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    regular high gloss spray paint will work well, like rustoleum or a similar product.
     

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