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Old 02-01-2014, 03:59 PM
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My only experience has been a lot of fiberglass/resin work on surfboards. I haven't looked into it too much but I don't think it'd be much different.
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:48 PM
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Gel coat would be nice but I plan on using the epoxy paint from a spray can or an idustrial enamel when it comes time to do mine. Anything with a UV stable material should work. White is the mot forgiving color for the DIY Painter.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:57 PM
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Answers: I did first seal the gutter with drip-check. A rain gutter was slightly torqued, and I straightened that first, too.

I used the 'Omni' cheap line of paint from my local paint place, custom mixed to the correct Toyota white. I used a Harbor Fright HVLP gun (the purple one that's about $40 or less). The primer was nothing special, but it was a 2 part primer. Since I was doing 'Toyota white' I painted two grilles at the same time, to help justify the paint cost.

Not sure how much I had into it in paint and materials, but not more than $100.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:38 AM
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Okay, it looks like I've settled on doing this myself. Either paint or gel coat. I have no experiencing gel coating, but after a little bit of light reading it doesn't sound too difficult, just more prep work. I'll update when I have more details.
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:33 PM
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Default Solid rivet tool

I recently replaced all the old rivets in my fiberglass top with solid rivets and purchased a new rivet tool in the process. So, if anyone in the club would like to borrow the tool you're welcome to use it. Hoping to have the top painted this spring.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:33 AM
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Wanted to bump this with an update: I have a build thread on mud I will be updating: http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series...n-82-fj40.html
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:04 PM
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Just so you know what you might be getting yourself into:

My resto project (still ongoing).
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Geez Louise, Jeff. How do you have time for anything else?
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Geez Louise, Jeff. How do you have time for anything else?
That's kinda why the resto project is still ongoing instead of done. Got a lot of stuff going in parallel :-/
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:39 AM
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Jeff! That's incredible! I hope my timeline isn't quite as long as yours. What made you sand blast everything instead of soda?
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