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Old 04-23-2016, 11:02 AM
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Default FJ40 hardtop fiberglass

I'm looking to have the fiberglass top repaired, as the previous owner drilled holes in the top, and put screws in to hold indoor/ outdoor carpet in place of the headliner. There are also heat and stress cracks in the fiberglass as well. I went to Caliber Marina for fiberglass repair quote, but need a cheaper solution.

Anyone have a suggestion or company they have worked with?

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Old 04-23-2016, 11:40 AM
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Are you just filling holes? Or are you looking to fill holes and then put a new gelcoat on top of it?

I've never put on the gel coat, but fiberglass work isn't all that tough, really. I'll bet you could do the glass work yourself.

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Holes need filled and according to the boat repair place, the fiberglass needs sanded down and re-glassed. I've never done fiberglass so I'm not sure what it needs.
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After you fill the holes and repair the fiberglass damage, you can just paint the roof white. You don't necessarily need to gelcoat it, to get an attractive finish.
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Holes need filled and according to the boat repair place, the fiberglass needs sanded down and re-glassed. I've never done fiberglass so I'm not sure what it needs.
Super easy.

Is the top off of the truck? I am going to do a little fiberglass work sometime in May (not sure when) and if the roof is separate you could easily drive it up to the mountains and we could lay some glass up on it.

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The top is off. Hopefully our schedules mesh and we could do that. Give me a quick list of materials i'll need to bring, as well as any prep work befrore we get together.

Thanks for the offer!
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The top is off. Hopefully our schedules mesh and we could do that. Give me a quick list of materials i'll need to bring, as well as any prep work befrore we get together.

Thanks for the offer!
Are you going to be at CM? If so, come find me there and we will find a time when the schedule works out.

Otherwise I'll look for sometime just after CM.

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X2 Fiberglass is easy. You can always grind it off if it doesn't look how you'd like it. I agree with Steve and I would smooth it out, prime and paint it. Gel coat is cool but its another big and specialized step when paint will look and last just as good.
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I'm not going to CM, but would like to get together after for sure. I'm not married to the gel-coat application, so would look in to prime and paint. The top will spend most of its life off of the truck anyway.
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