Painting top

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freelivingellen
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Painting top

Post by freelivingellen » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:51 pm

A friend of mine used something called Monstaliner to paint her fiberglass topper. She rolled it on herself after using coarse sandpaper. It looks great. This stuff is a paint on pickup bed liner. I think it has other uses too. It's textured. I'm seeking some opinions about doing the entire topper of my 1985 Okanagan, including sides. I know some have used a silicone paint, some use Dicor fiberglass paint. Any opinions or experience with this?
Thank you. :D
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Re: Painting top

Post by skater » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:59 pm

Just to throw another option on the pile - Colonial Patrick had his top wrapped in vinyl. I don't know what the 'best' option is, though.
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Re: Painting top

Post by freelivingellen » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:45 pm

Thank you for that additional info. Do you know how the vinyl wrap is working out? Was it clear or color? Would a body shop do such a thing?

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Re: Painting top

Post by skater » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:32 pm

freelivingellen wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:45 pm
Thank you for that additional info. Do you know how the vinyl wrap is working out? Was it clear or color? Would a body shop do such a thing?
He did it in black. Seems okay so far. He has an account here, but I'm not sure how often he logs in. I think you have to go to a vinyl wrap shop for it.
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Re: Painting top

Post by freelivingellen » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:34 am

Thanks for the info!

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