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Prep work for painting a top?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Kyle89K5, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. Kyle89K5

    Kyle89K5 1/2 ton status

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    Is there any real? I'm just wanting to shoot a quick coat or two on, but I don't want it peeling back of any time soon. Not worried about smoothing it out either, I been running a softop for the last little while and kinda got used to the black, figure I better paint my top.

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  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    If you aren't worried about smoothing it, wipe the hell out of it with reducer or TecClean, scuff it good with a ScotchBrite, and wipe it with one of the above again.

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    I just smoothed and painted one, and the only thing I really did was prime it. It seemed to soak up a lot of the primer, but I'm thinking that's because I smoothed it.
    Otherwise, pugs idea sounds good.

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  4. beater74

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    yup, i just litely sanded the top and wiped it down with aceton and then a tack rag. then i rolled on two coats of some sorta rustoleum pruduct (it's oil based just like the spray but comes in a grey can) anyways it's been two years now and nota chip,crack or peal anywhere.
     
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    Adding something I forgot - don't use lacquer thinner or MEK!! Use acetone or acrylic enamel reducer - lacquer thinner will craze the fiberglass, and MEK will just basically turn it into sticky primordial ooze.

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  6. Kyle89K5

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    thanks guys. I've gotta get it up to the booth so we can shoot it. I'm getting ready to spray the whole dang truck, just got curious on the top.

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