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I just found an amazing deal on an aluminum canopy in great condition for $25. The only problem is that it looks like it has been a multitude of colors over the past based on layers that have peeled back so far. Recomendations for dressing up an older canopy to make it look respectable?? I don't want to ruin the look of my truck which I've worked so hard at getting to look good, but I also am not at a point where I can shell out $500 to $1,000 for a nice one. Thoughts or ideas?
Originally posted by traves Better yet, what if I were to take that fiberglass fabric and lay it over the groves in the aluminum to make it look like a fiberglass canopy. Kind of like paper "miche" (SP?).
the paint stripper isnt that simple (kind I have used, anyways) you have to kinda let it soak a bit, and then wipe/scrape off? some one plz correct me if i'm wrong!
I got a cab height aluminum cap for $25 less than yours (what a deal!). It was originally black, I think, previous owner painted red and I did it in white to match my truck. It looks pretty good, I do like the lines of the original aluminum caps on the older body style trucks.
Cost me $50 at a friend's shop.
Dave / Believer45
'95 F250 PSD, 5-spd, 4x2, Ext Cab, 3:55 rears, 285/75 x 16 Cooper Discoverer ATR, Putco Master Boss boards, open element AIR FILTER, homebuilt REAR BUMPER, with me in the cab (285#) and full of fuel weighs 6,580 lbs (steer 3420 drive 3160) - 280,000 miles.
From my limited experience painting cars, I know that you have to use a special primer to paint over aluminum. One one car, there was only one small aluminum panel above the trunk, but I didn't buy special primer just for that - and sure enough, it peeled.
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