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Old 07-05-2004, 11:22 AM
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Prep and Paint truck topper

I have a fiberglass truck topper that I want to paint. How should a prep it and what paint to use, the most inexpensive way. Also what type of paint to use. Thanks. Paul
 
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Old 07-05-2004, 04:38 PM
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Steel wool, wipe with laquer thinner, primer and paint. Pep Boys fine, and it will match the truck if you want.
 
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Old 07-05-2004, 07:21 PM
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Will an enamel paint work, or do i need a special paint?
 
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Old 07-06-2004, 01:03 PM
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Enamel will work. Prep is very important. Before you start, scrub with dishwashing soap and water. Dry and degrease with a wax/greaser remover (don't use lacquer thinner). Scuff sand with 400. Don't sand through the gelcoat. Use a red Scrotch-Brite pad for those hard to get areas. Degrease again. Spray your favorite enamel.
 
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Thanks for the good word!!
 
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I am about to repaint a fiberglass cap with a different color, old color is moroon and new color will be dark blue. Do I need to primer before painting color? I'm using acrylic enamel. Also there are a few small chips in it, can I fill with body filler or fiberglass resin? Thanks.
 
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