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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Painted Fiberglass Hardtop

Thought I would post some pics of my Fiberglass Hardtop painted Satin Black.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:21 PM
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Nice. Very nice!
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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:39 PM
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Looks really good! Beat looking painted hardtop I've seen!
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Old January 24th, 2013, 09:09 PM
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It looks great. Did you paint it yourself?
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Old January 25th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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Thanks.

I tried. Started off with sanding the whole thing with 220 inside and out. Still has the grainy texture. Removed all seals and weather stripping. Scrubbed it with acetone. Bought some high end fiberglass paint and tried to paint a section with a roller. But after mixing the hardener in the paint, it was drying to fast for how slow I was going. I ended up taking it down the street and they sprayed it. Turned out great. Bought new topper tape for the seals and new sw door seals. Fits well with no leaks. Believe it or not we have had alot of rain out here lately.

All new hardware: Stainless, used collared washers with rubber fender washer on bottom and Stainless fender washer on top. Used rubber washers on top edge as well.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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It looks perfect. Love the updated dash! Very sharp truck.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Looks nice, a lot of work too, I was thinking of doing this but in the exact same color grey.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Nice! Can you post some additional pictures of that bazooka speaker install. Looks to be a good location for it.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 01:39 PM
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I saw Brent's truck in Westwood yesterday. (magazine shop). The top looks good.

Brent I sent you an email. I have a couple questions for you.
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