I've painted part of my hard top, and there's nothing special about the top material.
I was just wondering if any of you have tried painting the outer shell of the jk hardtop? I'm thinking of using plastic adhering paint like 'Krylon: Fusion for Plastic' but curious if the stock tops are coated in anything that might need to be stripped off or sanded down.
I found a lot of forums on painting the inside but couldn't find one for the outer shell.
trying to go for the tank/tan tj look
It paints about the same as gel coated fiberglass if that tells you anything.
I prep with a Scotch Brite pad and Windex, then wipe it down with a clean microfiber cloth.
You can do "more classy" prep. if you want, but my "farmer/ghetto" prep. has never let me down.
As for paint:
Regular Krylon works great (haven't tried Fusion). Just know that it'll go to shit in about 2 years and need a scuff and re-shoot.
If you want to avoid the duty cycle of rattle-can paint, you have to step up to catalyzed paint.
I'm cool with the spray bomb route and a bit of maintenance, but you may want to to "pro".
Here's a bit of my bullshit that may be helpful:
Hope that helps ya' figger out yer' paintin' plan.
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