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Removable top is looking like crap... I just had a thought

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rawhead, Dec 8, 2002.

  1. rawhead

    rawhead Registered Member

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    My removable top on my 79 Blazer is starting to show the fiberglass. I heard from a friend that your not suposed to just paint them. I guess there is a special gel paint that is required? I'm not sure. But here is my thought... has anyone ever sprayed a colored Line-X or Rhino Lining coating on their top? It seems like a good idea to me, but I'm not sure if that stuff will stick to the material the top is made of. Send pics if you've had this done! or post if you know about the paint /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    thanks.
     
  2. MOABDADC22

    MOABDADC22 1/2 ton status

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    I sprayed mine with Dupli-Color brand bed liner. It stayed. I was going to use Rhino, or Herculiner, but the Dupli-color had just about the perfect texture.
     
  3. There are a few people on here that've Rhino-lined their tops and like it. If you do this then you won't have to make repairs where the fiberglass is showing. If you wanted to repaint it then you would need to have those spots repaired by having a gelcoat sprayed onto it. This coat protects the fiberglass from UV rays and also seals it. Then you could paint it.
     
  4. Confederate9

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    yea u can do gel coat on your own, they sell the kit i think at your local parts store, but i warn you, do it in a ventilated area! becuase the fumes are strong.
    i used to do gelcoat on fiberglass and kevlar kayaks.
     
  5. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Yes I did it and it is the best way to go.
    No pictures though /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     

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