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Retaining the "ROUGH" texture on the top ........

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tarussell, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. tarussell

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    Retaining the \"ROUGH\" texture on the top ........

    I need to know what Ya'll have done , or told, your painter when your fiber glass tops were painted. I WANT TO KEEP THE ROUGH TEXTURE ! I have a top that has been sanded smooth and I do not like it . I got another top and I need to get it painted but I can't get a paint shop to duplicate the factory look or texture.
    What have Ya'll done to keep the " rough " finish ???
    Thanks for any suggestions or thoughts on this .
    I did a search but did not come up with a solid answer.
    Thanks in advance , Tom
     
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    Re: Retaining the \"ROUGH\" texture on the top ........

    I am no expert but I think they have something called shutz they use for the rocker panel area on cars and trucks.They apply this and let it harden,then paint over it.I used some marine type paint on my top,it is pretty smooth and I may end up painting it again,this time with an acrylic enamel after I spray the texture stuff.I also wonder if there is something that could be rolled on like Rhino liner. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Re: Retaining the \"ROUGH\" texture on the top ........

    I sanded my top smooth to get it really clean. I then had the body shop that painted my truck spray paint the top with rock guard before they applied the color (tan) Looks better then OEM I think.
     
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    Re: Retaining the \"ROUGH\" texture on the top ........

    I used Herculiner on mine. You can Look into any type of spray on bed liner material. The only thing with the herculiner is that make sure you go over it at least twice to get good coverage. I did mine about 3 years ago and haven't had any problems. Only thing that I've noticed is that it has faded a bit, kinda to a flat black, which I think looks cool anyway. I think it was about $90 for a gallon which was more than enough.
     
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    Re: Retaining the \"ROUGH\" texture on the top ........

    Got any pics posted anywhere?
     
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    Re: Retaining the \"ROUGH\" texture on the top ........

    Just painted my top about a year ago. Go down to your local auto paint supply store and ask for paint texturizer. I forgot the name of the stuff but it is a white powder, looks alot like fine sugar. The directions tell you how to mix it into the paint. My advise is to add about a 1/4 more than they tell you. Just kinda play with it. Mix it up like they say, then spray on your 1st coat. See how you like the texture, then add more to suite you. It actually came out pretty good, I've done several things like gravel guard, the thin bedliner crap you can buy at AutoZone/WallMart and the texturizeing stuff looks the best so far.
     
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    Re: Retaining the \"ROUGH\" texture on the top ........

    Thanks for the info ! I guess I'll need to do some testing on my own to get the right results.



    Anyone else got any suggestions ?
    Thanks , Tom
     
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    Re: Retaining the \"ROUGH\" texture on the top ........

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    Don't have any that show a closer look of roof. If you like, I can take some & post them.
     
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    Re: Retaining the \"ROUGH\" texture on the top ........

    That is a great looking ride ! Please take some pic's and post them ..... Thanks , Tom
     
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    Re: Retaining the \"ROUGH\" texture on the top ........

    That thing is sweeeeet! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Retaining the \"ROUGH\" texture on the top ........

    I just did my top myself. I just held the paint gun a little too close and sprayed it on a little heavy. It came out quite well, great texture.
     

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