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What paint for top

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by steedalx, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. steedalx

    steedalx 1/2 ton status

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    Hopefully tonight I am going to get the cracks in my top fixed and ready to paint this weekend. What is the best kind of paint to use for this? It is currently a white top but I am thinking about changing it to black. Anybody seen a thread or article about refinishing a top?
     
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    i painted mine with stuff called "bbq black". turned
    out nice, plus its a satin finish and hasnt yet faded
    nor oxidize since i sprayed it over a year ago. i also do the fenderwells and underneath with it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    just did the same on "evil",I used Herculiner, its a pain but looks good and its pretty durable. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Seems like I read once that you use a paint specifically for fiberglass and then there is a "texture material" that you add to give it the rough surface.
     
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    zolatone is the type of paint that is rough to the touch. It is very strong paint, good for fiberglass, and looks good. I am going to paint my truck PPG black cherry and black zolatone the top inside and out.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    THAT'S the kind of info I've been waiting for someone to say outloud! I've seen this discussion a few times but no one has ever been that specific, THANK YOU! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Your welcome. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I think glossy paint on a sanded down smooth top looks funny to me. I like the stock look. I think my truck would look much better with all the sheet metal glossy metallic black cherry with a flat or semi gloss black zolatone, like they are factory, than both the top and sheet metal all black cherry. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I used the cheapest rattle cans I could get($0.60 at Lowes) and went to town on it about 6 months ago. Still looks good... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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