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Paint the top the same as truck?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sarazk5, Aug 27, 2001.

  1. sarazk5

    sarazk5 1/2 ton status

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    How many people have had their Blazers repainted? When you did, did you have the top painted with the same paint as the body? I am having mine painted this week or next, depending on how long it takes me to tear him apart... but started wondering about this. I don't think it would look right to have the top as shiny as the rest of the truck. I am painting him black. What have you guys done with your tops? Anyone have pictures?
     
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    On a black blazer a smoothed top painted black like the rest of the truck looks really good! Better than if you kept the texture in it.

    It's been lovely, but I have to scream now.

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    Dont smooth the top. I think it looks better with texture. IT you want it to be set of a little bit, I would either paint it satin black, or paint it flat black and clear coat over it. Both turn out about the same, but clear coat is easier to clean.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs locked front.Other cars 69 Firebird w/525 hp,and 70 GTO <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>MY vehicles</a>
     
  4. sarazk5

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    I like them better with the texture, but was worried about having it glossy, with the clear coat like the truck. Can you have it flat with the clear? I thought the clear coat makes it shine. I am having them clear coat the truck, and also using a UV protectant, just wasn't sure how that would look on the top. Don't want it looking funny.
     
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    By doing the clear over the flat black its not as shiny. It looks neat to.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs Other cars 69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    I would say smooth the top and paint it the same color as yyour truck, when i had mine repainted i smoothed the top and painted it the same color as my truck. OYu can see pics at my website
    www.bigredjimmy.iwarp.com
     
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    Clicky...
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  8. Michael

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    I had a black '83 with a smooth, black, shiney top...I thought it looked great! Sorry no pics....

    Michael[​IMG]
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    I just painted my Blazer top and all. I used the same type of paint as the body, just a different color. I textured it with "Dupli-Color" brand bedliner. You can see the pics on my web site. The top texture is the same as the bottom part of my fenders. Look at the pic of my bobbed fenders.....that shows the texture of the top. PM me for more info?pictures.

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    Mine is smoothed and looks awesome!!!!!
    Check it out!!
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    I re-painted mine about a year ago and I did the top in Herculiner and I thought it looked damn nice. The good thing about these bed liners is that they last long and if you find some way to scratch it, you can just go over it. Gives a nice flat Black color

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    That came out good - mine needs retextured too (got a nasty D/A burn on the side of it) Thanks for the idea[​IMG]!

    If the shoe fits, get another one just like it
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    I'm having the same trouble... I have a top I cut in half and I've currently smoothed it (breathing that stuff is killer), primered it, and painted half of it-Black, same as my truck. If this half top looks good smoothed and painted, I may get another full top and completely smooth it, then re-shape my stock top (I'm obsessed).
    I'll get pictures up if I finish it this week.

    BTW, if you're going with black, I think a smoothed black top would look pretty nice.

    Ratch
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    Whaddaya mean you cut the top in half? In what way, and how do you use it? Please post pics if you can, I couldn't find one of a halved top on your site.

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    The top painted the same as the truck is the only way to go if you are repainting. You may want a different color, but why would anyone choose to use dull, flat paint on a vehicle? Do suburbans look bad because the top is shiny? Of course not. Just make sure that you have the top sanded to rough it up a little and ensure that any paint that wants to come off it is gone. Beautiful paint over junk paint will soon be gone. Also, there is a fiberglass primer that helps the stick when there is bare fiberglass sticking out.

    Mine has the same base/clear as the body and people sometimes think that something is wrong with it because I left the texture in, but it does look really nice. With flat paint, the texture seems right at home, though. All the rigs that I have seen with smoothed, shiny tops have looked great.

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    I cut it in half to go only partially topless, my wife won't let the kids ride with me if they're not going to be at least covered from above... Eventually, I'm going to get/make a soft top to cover from the sides and end of the half top to the tailgate during rain. Havent' figured out how to approach that yet, though... I'm out of space on my website and haven't had time to find a bigger home, but I'll post the pics on another page I use and post a link somewhere.

    Sorry for bummin off your post sarazk5!

    Ratch
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