Refinishing hard top

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  1. centexk5

    centexk5 Registered Member Premium Member

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    My hard top is in good shape (no cracks or holes or splintering) but could use some sanding and paint, new seals, etc. What's the best way to go about sanding this thing smooth and sealing it back up before prime and paint?
     
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    6872xtc make mine modified Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    While I don't know if it was the best route, when I did mine last year, I washed it with a mild degreaser first, then sanded it with 180 to knock the texture off. Then I went to 320. I then primed it, let it sit overnight, then used scotch-brite on the primer, blow it of, wipe it off, paint it. I used single stage Nason so that I could get it done and move on.
    A 2nd round of primer and sanding would have made it smoother, but it's a wheeling truck and got a tree scratch in under 6 months. It still looks way better than the old faded factory coating.
     

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