Hard top texture

craveman85

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Dolgeville
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ny
#1
Anyone know how to put the texture back in a hard top without spraying bed liner on it? How bad do they look without the texture on them?
 

jeepinjosh

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City
pell city
State
al
#2
i repainted mine with a small roller to keep as much texture as possible. it worked for the most part. I also didn't sand it at all...just wiped down with lacquer rag.

i considered using one of those deck resurfacing kit, but was scared i'd get too much texture and lose its original look.
 

craveman85

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Dolgeville
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ny
#3
Have any pictures of it maybe at 20' and a close up? I asked some local fiberglass places but they had no clue. I wonder if I could figure out what ingredient makes wrinkle finish paint wrinkle and test it out.
 

CBRogers

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Yorktown
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Va
#4
Get the spray cans of Trunk Paint. It has a splatter nozzle that will put a texture on it. Then go over with a fine mist of a good quality of paint. Krylon has a nice nozzle for laying down the paint. Also Eastwoods new 2 part paint have a very big spray pattern.

If you have a decent spray gun use a large tip designed for Primer. Something in the 1.8-2.3mm size. Turn the air pressure way down. like 10-15 psi and the fluid flow all the way up. That will spit really large globs. Use a thicker 2 part paint with very little reducer. That should give you a pretty good pattern.

Just experiment with air pressure and fluid thickness to get the pattern you like.


Carl
 

DeLuke

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Dallas
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TX
#5
Prepping to tackle a top texture and re-paint. Any more thoughts or recommendations on this texture topic? Has anyone used other texture products (like wall textures??) and then sprayed over them with regular paint?

CBRogers - What type of spray Trunk Paint do you recommend?

Thanks,
 

jak inc

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Merton
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WI
#6
el Coat

Here is the product I used for texture... it worked excellent.

3M Rocker Panel Coating

http://3mcollision.com/3m-rocker-panel-coating-08889.html

I topped it with 1 coat rustoleum fiberglass topside primer and 2 coats rustoleum fiberglass topside paint, all with a foam roller.

I reason I didn't try the trunk paint was that the different colors and textures in the can are achieved with a combination of oil and water based paints so they stay separate. I was worried that the oil based primer would start to dissolve the texture. Hope this helps.
 
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