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    whats up ladies, just came up on a khaki hardtop. thing is i have a black wrangler with black half doors and black denim sliders. is there any way i can like spray paint the top so it blends in a bit more with my TJ?

  • #2
    First Of All..

    "ladies".. hum.. Anyway..

    Your best bet is to swap it our with someone who is trying to get rid of a black hardtop. Seems only "fitting".

    Although it maybe possible to paint the plastic on the hardtop I wouldn't recommend it. Also you could get it "wrapped" with some type of design, just another option.

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    • #3
      The top is fiberglass.
      It's got paint on it now, since it starts "fiberglass" color.
      You're likely to have better results getting it painted at a shop than getting out rattlecans and trying to do it yourself though.

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      • #4
        Yep, I would "touch up" a hardtop, but wouldn't re-paint it. I did paint my soft top though. I got a great deal on an unused "spice" soft top, but wanted a black one, so I bought vinyl specific spray paint, and couldn't be happier w/the results. It's been a few months now, and I've gone through some baking sun and thunderstorms, and it still looks good. If it did peel or flake though, I could just recoat it. So if you do want to paint your hardtop, browse ACE or Home Depot and see if thay make a forumlation specific for your application (fiberglass). I was surprised at all the different formulas for different surfaces. No matter what, prep work is key. Clean and dry!

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        • #5
          Re:Painting a hardtop

          Dude, if you have any skills at all you can paint your hardtop yourself. Guy

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          • #6
            The CJ guys paint hard tops all the time. do a search in that forum.

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            • #7
              thanks guys, ill try to trade it with someone first or sell it to get a black one. or maybe i should just sell it and use the money on a lift. jk but that could be a possibility. ill look around for the paint if no one wants to trade though.
              thanks for the advice guys

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              • #8
                The operative word here is gel-coat. Used on boats and corvettes all over the world. Gel coat doesnt harden as brittle as auto paint and can stand the flex and resonance of a large fiberglass surface.

                You wont find gel-coats in a can, but you could take it to a boat shop and theyd paint it pretty cheap.

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