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Old December 31st, 2013, 01:13 AM
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Amit Likhyani
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painting OEM fiberglass top

Eventually I'll get a line on one closer than 1000 miles away. And at that point it's going to need repair. My question: how good can they be refinished and painted? Has anyone had good success painting one of those roofs body color? Initial feedback I've received indicates the surface is really difficult to work with and the best thing to do is leave it that grey color. The issue is that if you repair sections of one of those roofs, you have to paint it regardless.

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Old December 31st, 2013, 01:18 AM
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It's fiberglass, you can make it as nice as you depending on time and budget. The surface is textured so if want a nice finish you have to sand it down and shoot with a compound filler primer and sand some more! I have seen several trucks with a nice finish to it you don't have to leave it grey.
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Old December 31st, 2013, 01:24 AM
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Not bad at all really and something you can do in the garage. Cleaning it well and a good primer go a long way. I re-sprayed the inside a lighter color gray and really made a difference in lighting the inside up.
As always, just take your time and do it right
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