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Smoothing and painting the hard top

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtrdrms, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. mtrdrms

    mtrdrms 1/2 ton status

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    Can someone who has done this give me a brief run down of what I am getting myself into here? I there anything I should know? what grits did you use? Is it a miserable painful process just for the look? Thanks.
     
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    I have seen it done and it looks great. I would use 80 untill the bumps are off then 180 to get major scratches out and a good primer.
     
  3. 88K5Jimmy

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    If you sand deep enough to get into the fiberglass strands you are going to want to use a sealer on it, cover that with bondo and sand smooth. I jsut did this on my half cab conversion and I didn't want to go to the trouble of a sealer but once I got into it, I'm glad I did.
     
  4. TruckNutzDude

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    I have a stock smoothed hard top if you'd like to come pick it up... $50 with sliding windows sound okay? :deal:
     

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