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painting the hardtop?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bross82, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Bross82

    Bross82 1/2 ton status

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    hey, i was thinking about painting my hardtop red... is there anything i should know about doing it? the top is black, i was told i should use 2 coats of gray primer first then a couple coats of the red paint and then a coat of clearcoat.

    also, another person mentioned i should ask about making a smooth hardtop.

    thanks,
    matt
     
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    I think you should sand off all the originaly paint first with some 100-200 grit sand paper. But thats about all, the rest sounds right. Of course im no proffesional. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    I am going to do the samething. I am going to smoth mine they look good. I dont see why what you have been told would not work as long as you hit it with a pad to rough it up a little and clean it with laquer thinner first.
     
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    thanks a lot

    matt
     
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    WEAR A BREATH MASK WHEN SANDING!!! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    i painted mine black use to be blue.
     
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    thanks for reminding me,
    matt
     
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    When sanding a fiberglass hardtop, you must be careful not to sand too deep. If you do, you will be able to see the strands of fiberglass. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif I painted mine black after it being gray then painted all of the sliding window parts to match. Looks really cool. The body now has some mods. from Clayton though. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif Biggest mistake on the whole rig was having an expensive paint job put on it.
     

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