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Username Post: Fiberglass cover - painting        (Topic#357315)
gchemist 
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gchemist
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07-21-19 01:30 PM - Post#2771240    

Debate: take it to a shop or paint it myself. If I do it, how? The fiberglass is exposed. The wet part is morning dew. I thought about using Rust Zero. I did not find information saying it's fiberglass compatible. Maybe bed liner? The ends are metal.

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Checkmate bed cover.


'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 




acardon 
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07-22-19 08:31 AM - Post#2771288    
    In response to gchemist

Paint it just like you would a metal body panel. That's the way I've always painted boats and a friend paints Corvettes.
The flat surface will be easy to paint without runs.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


Edited by acardon on 07-22-19 08:32 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
gchemist 
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07-22-19 08:48 AM - Post#2771289    
    In response to acardon

So no special prep? A good wash and dry will do? Maybe light sand the metal edge rails? What's a good sun resistant paint? Would clear be necessary? Would shiny black paint come out looking good? Or would a gun metal or BBQ pit paint work better?

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
acardon 
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07-22-19 10:20 AM - Post#2771302    
    In response to gchemist

A shinney paint will show all the flaws if it's not a real smooth surface. Something like bedliner will hide rough surface flaws better.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
Mel Foye 
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07-22-19 11:52 PM - Post#2771350    
    In response to acardon

And the bedliner formula should stand up to the direct sun.



 




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