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Repainted my Blazer top(PIC'S)

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BobK, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    I repainted my top recently and just want to post a few pic's.

    First the top was removed and stripped of it's glass,rear hatch and all gaskets and interior lights.
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    With it stripped I then washed it with a TSP(TriSodium Phosphate) solution.It was a little grimey after spending some time resideing up in the rafters of my garage.
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    You can see the difference just the wash made here.
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    I went to my local boat shop and bought some Gloss White Enamel designed for fiberglass boat decks.After thinning it with the proper thinner I brushed it on.
    The coverage was a little thin and I ended up applying two coats to the top.But working in the shade enabled me to take my time and allow the paint to blend nicely with no brush marks.
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    Here it is back on the Blazer.Now a nice Gloss white.
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    I did a bunch more to the top while repainting.
    ALL the pic's I took during the process can be seen HERE
     
  2. js4x4

    js4x4 1/2 ton status

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    looks nice man...i'll have to keep that boat paint in mind when i get around to painting mine.
     
  3. mudslinger97116

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    Looks good :thumb:
     
  4. sponsoredbydad

    sponsoredbydad Dune Slaying Sand Junkie Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That Looks Great! Mine Still Resides Up In The Rafters. Can't Quite Get Over The Love I Have For My Soft Top But Maybe Someday. Anyway Good Tip About The Boat Paint Designd For Fiberglass. Did You Sand It Smooth Or Leave The Texture? I Have One Each Way And The Smooth Looks Killer.
     
  5. BobK

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    Nope.I reproduced the textured finish by spraying on a white bedliner with a "shutz" gun.It reproduced the factory finish pretty well.

    Only reason I repainted it was the bed liner finsh started to yellow.I wanted the bright gloss finish back so that's why I painted it.
     
  6. Ressurection

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    Looks great! I'm inspired, and the bedliner application sounds logical. However, has anyone ever figured out how the factory texture was applied?
     

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